Drug treatments

These are mainly used for genetic hair loss caused by hormones and are applied topically. A prescription lotion – minoxidile marketed as Regaine – helps in 60% of female cases to stop further loss but very few report regrowth and most none.

A new drug Aminexil by L’Oreal under the Kerastase brand claims to grow 5% more hair over a year. It works by prevening hardening of the hair follicle. This allows the hair to grow freely and restores its lifespan.

Propecia, a new anti baldness prescription drug containing finasteride which is not suitable for women of child bearing age because of the possibility of birth defects. It can also cause loss of libido and impotence.

Male Pattern Baldness
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