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...]

Minoxidil – The First Effective Hair Loss Medication

Back in the 1980s, minoxidil was a pill and it was used to bring down a patient’s blood pressure when it was too high.  It was a remarkably effective drug, with one unusual little side effect; when taken internally, it grew hair all over that person’s body… Believe it or not, this was not necessarily considered a desirable situation for the drug company that … [Read more...]