dear Dr rassman
iam 26 years old and have been losing hair steadily since last few years. No one in my family is bald for that matter and now i guess my loss is pretty prominent. my question is do these hair loss creams really help.If so which one can be beneficial
There are only two medications that are known to work and to be safe for the treatment of hair loss. Propecia (finasteride) is a wonderful medication (oral pill once per day) for men only. Younger men or those with early hair loss in the back of the head often get reversal and hair regrowth. In most men, it prevents or slows the hair loss process. Rogaine (minoxidil) is the second medication and works in men and women, although it is not predictable. It is a topical medication and must be applied twice daily to get any effect.
There are hundreds of products sold over the counter and over the internet that make magnificent claims, but few if any of those claims can be backed up with any good science. Claims of FDA clearance are rampantly fraudulent. There are so many people looking for a magic cure and so many others looking to take advantage of them. Buyer beware!