So Hair Loss Can Be Slowed Down, But Not Stopped Completely?

Dear Doctor,
I have always heard you can slow the rate of ones hair loss, (especially if the pattern is the infamous “horsehoe”), but you can’t stop it? This has come from a couple of Dermatologists, M.D.. They paint a bleak picture, why would they be so negative, if it weren’t true?

Thanks

Yes it is true. It can be bleak. Drugs such as Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) do not stop hair loss completely and forever. Sometimes the drugs can grow back some hair, but sooner or later the hair loss will continue (albeit at a slower rate).

Tags: propecia, rogaine, minoxidil, finasteride, hairloss, hair loss
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