At a meeting in Manchester UK (which I attended this past week), there was a wonderful presentation about the combined use of topical finasteride and minoxidil. The presenting doctor from Italy, Chiara Insalaco, showed some wonderful results on men of varying ages for thinning and balding both on top of the head where thinning may have occurred as well as in the crown. Sometimes it took a year or more to get some amazing results which she demonstrated. While I was there, I sourced the topical finasteride which seems to cost about $60/month. According to her presentation, the sexual side effects from the pill, which drove the patients to her treatment approach, were significantly less or absent in many of the men she treated. When I return to Los Angeles, I will inquire into the ‘tele-medicine’ rules that may allow me to prescribe this through a telephone consultation. If this can be done, I might consider offering this avenue of treatment to people who link to me on this blog, those who are not within traveling distance to one of my two Southern California offices. For my own existing patients or those who can visit me, this will not be a restriction on what I can do and will most likely offer it to my patients. I asked Dr. Insalaco to write up a post for me which I will make available to my readers and bloggers. Stay Tuned!
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