Propecia is due to lose patent protection in June of 2013

by Sara Wasserbauer, M.D. Propecia is due to lose patent protection in June of 2013, and many hair loss patients have marked the date on their calendars in anticipation of cheaper prices for this blockbuster drug.  What patients do not realize is that, although a generic may be available even sooner than that, prices may not fall immediately due to the complex laws … [Read more...]

What are the Surgical Options for Female Hair Loss

Transcript: A lot of women think that surgery is not an option for them, which is not correct. It depends on the individual patient. Let’s say a female comes in with advance female pennon hair loss, and this can happen anywhere from a woman who’s young twenties all the way past menopause. If a female patient comes in and they’ve tried things like Rogaine, maybe even … [Read more...]

FDA Approved Treatments for Hair Loss

Propecia and Rogaine In the past 20 years, a revolution in treatment for hair loss has occurred.  Not only have doctors started to decode the actual causes of hair loss, but pharmacologic treatments – medicines for balding – also have been found and proven to actually work.  You have heard of these drugs, finasteride (also known as Proscar or Propecia), and minoxidil … [Read more...]