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hair loss drugs - Rogaine and Propecia

Today hair loss sufferers have several legitimate and proven treatments for restoring their hair.

Over the past decade in particular, treatments for hair loss have made huge advances. Hair loss medication like Propecia (finasteride), Avodart (dutasteride), and to a lesser degree topical treatments like Rogaine often can stop or even reverse hair loss in most people.

However, neither Propecia nor Rogaine has been proven to restore hair in the frontal areas. Only hair restoration surgery has been successful in restoring hair in the frontal hairline area once it has been lost.

Done right, hair transplants are so natural that even a hair stylist cannot detect that a person has had a hair transplant. The days of the “corn row” or “Barbie doll” hair transplant are long gone.

Hair replacement systems or “hair systems” have also improved and become more refined. Those who are extensively bald and want to restore a full looking head of hair may find a hair replacement system to be appropriate.

There are also topicals, such as sprays and applications, which can do a surprisingly effective job of giving a person the appearance of having a much fuller head of hair.

Future hair loss treatments also hold the promise of making baldness a disease of the past.

Despite attempts by the FDA to regulate the promotion of hair loss products, balding men and women still need to be wary of the many questionable treatments that are often heavily advertised.

Each hair loss treatment has its advantages and disadvantages. We believe in empowering you with the tools and assistance to explore and evaluate all your treatment options. Ultimately the best hair loss treatment is the one that works best for you.

We encourage you to take your time and explore all your options before committing to any hair loss treatment.

Explore this and other web sites and compare notes with other hair loss sufferers about what does or does not work.

Our hair restoration discussion forum has over 180,000 searchable postings by other hair loss sufferers.

If you post your question or concern, typically several people will reply with helpful advice and suggestions.

To get expert medical advice and review all your hair loss treatment options, consider doing a free consultation with one of our quality member physicians.

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