“Finasteride is by far the more clinically effective medication compared to minoxidil,” Gary Linkov, MD, of City Facial Plastics in New York City tells WebMD Connect to Care. Linkov does caution that finasteride can cause sexual side effects such as decreased semen and reduced sexual desire.
Should I use both Rogaine and Propecia?
Using Rogaine and Propecia in Combination with Other Treatments. … Rogaine and Propecia have a beneficial effect on most patients. Furthermore, using Rogaine and Propecia in combination with other non-surgical solutions like Low Level Laser Treatment (LLLT) often results in very successful hair regrowth and thickening.
Can I stop minoxidil and start finasteride?
In short, a given individual will know in 4-6 months if they are one of the individuals that finasteride can block the hair loss after stopping minoxidil – or not. I often advise my own patients to simply overlap the two treatments (Finasteride and minoxidil together) for 4 months and then stop minoxidil.
Does finasteride thicken hair?
The efficacy of finasteride to retard or slow down hair loss is universal to all areas of the scalp so long as there is some hair in the area. Although their mechanisms for promoting hair growth are different, both finasteride and minoxidil act to thicken miniaturized hair regardless of where it is on the scalp.
Is minoxidil safer than finasteride?
Minoxidil is believed to act as a potassium channel opener, which causes hyperpolarization of cell membranes, promoting hair regrowth. Minoxidil is less effective than Finasteride, and unlike it, Minoxidil is applied to the affected area in the form of foam or gel, rather being taken as a pill.
Does biotin stop DHT?
Biotin, being a vitamin, has no effect on DHT.
Is there anything better than Rogaine?
Spectral DCN-N® coupled with REVITA® shampoo are the most effective products we have found to both reduce hair loss and stimulate new hair growth, all resulting in more hair growth. For both men and women with hair loss problems, we highly recommend use of both Spectral DCN-N and REVITA shampoo.