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I Am Experiencing Side Effects From Topical Minoxidil. What Should I Do?

I Am Experiencing Side Effects From Minoxidil. What Should I Do? If experiencing side effects from minoxidil, it’s best to speak with the prescribing physician as soon as possible to discuss next steps. Discontinuing use, however, is not the only option. There are strategies to reduce minoxidil’s side effects (while still benefiting from the drug) … Read more…

PDO Hair Treatment: Examining Threads of Evidence

Stimulating Hair Growth with Polydioxanone Monofilament Threading Polydioxanone (PDO) monofilament threading is an experimental drug-free therapy for hair loss. PDO hair treatment involves the use of a dissolvable suture, which is placed into the balding region of the scalp. Over a series of months, these sutures dissolve while simultaneously evoking growth factors that may stimulate … Read more…

How to Apply Topical Finasteride for Maximum Absorption

Topical Finasteride Finasteride is a hair loss drug for treatment of androgenic alopecia. It inhibits the 5-alpha reductase type II enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Topical finasteride formulations (think: solution, spray, or gel) are growing in popularity because of their localized approach. Oral finasteride reduces DHT everywhere in the body. Topical finasteride … Read more…

Microneedling For Hair Loss: 5 Strategies to Reduce Pain

What is Microneedling? Microneedling – also known as percutaneous wound induction – is the act of deliberately wounding skin tissues for therapeutic benefit. This is generally done with hundreds of tiny, medical-grade needles ranging in lengths from 0.1mm to 5.0mm. There are a variety of microneedling devices – from hand-held rollers to automated pens to stamps. … Read more…

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Sulfur (MSM) For Hair Loss: Do Studies Support Common Claims?

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), is one of the most popular and well-researched sulfur-based supplements. MSM is often marketed as a hair growth aid – especially due to the popularity of other sulfur-based amino acids like L-cysteine. But is there clinical evidence to support this claim? While MSM does show therapeutic benefits for those with metabolic issues, low-sulfur … Read more…