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  1. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    October 17, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Mary,

    In female hair loss sufferers, the only truly trusted and proven medication is Rogaine (minoxidil) for women. I’ve read some interesting studies that debate the efficacy of finasteride (Propecia) usage in post-menopausal women, and the results seem a bit mixed.

    However, it is a proven medication for treating genetic hair loss in men, and if a physician reviewed your case and felt comfortable prescribing the medication, then that is likely an appropriate call based upon his/her medical knowledge (and with the variable of pregnancy taken out of the equation). Additionally, if you received this medication without an evaluation from a physician first, I highly recommend scheduling an appointment with a doctor and discussing your hair loss and medication usage.

    Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a very controversial subject in the hair restoration world. Some individuals think it works well, while others believe it is completely “junk science.” One of the areas where I personally believe it could have some relevance is female hair loss sufferers, but the lack of adequate clinical research and concrete photographic evidence still make it an unproven treatment at this point in time.

    Additionally, many female hair loss sufferers are excellent candidates for surgical hair restoration, and meeting with a trusted hair transplant surgeon (http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp) could help clarify whether or not this is an option for you.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  2. mary freyburger
    October 16, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    what about the light lamps to regrow hair? Are they particularly helpful? I use both men’s .5 rogaine and propecia – they both help and grow hair but I could use more hair. I am also a woman, post menapausal.

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