Propecia (Finasteride): By Prescription Only, Taken Orally
Rogaine (minoxidil): Over The Counter Topical
Propecia (Finasteride)PROPECIA significantly reduces DHT, a key cause of hair loss, by inhibiting the formation of DHT in your scalp.
Reducing DHT appears to inhibit the further shrinking of affected hair follicles.
DHT is a substance in the body that can shrink the hair follicle until it no longer produces visible hair. Scientists believe DHT and family history are key factors in hair loss.
- PROPECIA blocks the formation of DHT and, in this way, appears to interrupt the development of male pattern hair loss.
- PROPECIA helps reduce further hair loss and regrow visible hair.
- PROPECIA is the first and only FDA-approved pill proven to treat male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head) in men.
PROPECIA was developed to treat mild to moderate male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head) in MEN ONLY. There is not sufficient evidence that PROPECIA works for receding hairlines at the temples.
Rogaine(Minixidil) is the only FDA approve over the counter topical treatment for hair loss. It comes in a liquid and a foam. The foam is more effective and less irritating in nature.Other advertised treatments:There are dozens of advertised hair loss solutions that claim to grow hair. You should be cautious as many of these claims are unsubstantiated.