Fri 23 Nov 2007
I am suffering from hair loss and want to know what I should do to regrow hair. I’ve heard a little bit about Propecia and Rogaine. Will they help? If I only want to take one of them, which one is better? Thanks.
Thank you for your inquiry.
Rogaine (minoxodil) is a topical formula applied to the balding area in the recommended dosage 1ml applied twice daily. Rogaine works by stimulating the hair follicle which may increase the hair shaft diameter and elongate the anagen (growing) phase – thus regrowing hair. Rogaine however, does nothing to stop genetic hair loss as it does nothing to inhibit DHT.
Taking both Propecia and Rogaine together are said to have a synergistic effect, thus being the best fighting force against hair loss when taken together. However, if one were going to choose one over the other – because Propecia inhibits DHT, it has a better chance of stopping hair loss than Rogaine that simply stimulates hair growth.
Of course, I recommend researching any hair loss medication and learn about the benefits, risks, and limitations before ordering it. I also recommend consulting with a medical doctor.