Hello Dr. Rassman, You are doing a great job by answering people’s questions about hair loss. Propecia and Rogaine both say they only work if the hair loss is on the vertex (top of the head). Is it useless to use these if we lose hair on the side corners of front? Is there any medicine available for the front side corners?
I believe that Propecia (finasteride) will slow or stop hair loss in the front and corners. This is probably less common than the impact on the crown. On a few patients, I have seen hair loss reversal in the front, but only a couple that I can think of. There are no other medications that I would suggest at this point.