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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment. Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress….
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Minoxidil 5% or mintop 5% Out of this two ,which is the best product to use….


Minoxidil 5% and mintop 5% are nothing but the two different names of the same medicines, mintop is brand name and minoxidil is a generic name so there is no difference of effectivity of any particular name. so there no matter of question that which one amongst those is better or not.

Yes, along with the finasteride and other supplements minoxidil shows very good results immediately. I think you have not visited a dermatologist or a quality dermatologist otherwise he or she wouldn’t have advised you to stop finasteride ( finax) and scared you with its overhyped side effects.

(https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/ucm299754.htm) This is a link to the US-FDA website which stated the facts about the side effects of finasteride. if you read this link properly then you will come to know that there no clinically established a link between some sexual side effects and finasteride.

Theoretically, there are some sexual side effects of finasteride like loss of libido, orgasm disorders, and ejaculation disorders, and theory behind this states that its due to direct effect on DHT which is a hormone somewhat responsible for the sexual activities. but this is just in theories which are not at all proved otherwise. and in this theory also only 2% patients may experience this side effect and that too not permanent, it’s temporary. for the matter of fact, the paracetamol also has side effects which are seen in 5% of patients and has proven the clinical link.

Its been 30 years I am prescribing finasteride to my hair loss patients and I have never seen a patient with the sexual side effect due to finasteride but almost every patient getting rid of hair loss due to finasteride.

I know these days internet is full of that propaganda on side effects of minoxidil, but if we trust on googles diagnosis then  every alternate patient will have cancer or serious infection. i can understand that patient gets confused and frightened with such information. but this is not expected from a doctor.

I hope you got your answer. please continue with minoxidil and finasteride.

Best of luck!

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Male Hair Loss

There are many reasons for hair loss in male ranging from genetics or family history of hair loss, daily or work life stress etc. Hair loss may be genetic or non-genetic. The following section briefs you about few top causes of hair loss and treatment for it.

The most important type of hair loss in males is male pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia. Almost 70% to 80 % of males suffer from male pattern baldness. The main causes of hair loss in men are usually changing in eating habits or crash dieting, change in environment or stress induced due to work or personal reasons. HairMD- hair loss clinic in Pune, provides our patients with proven hair loss treatment which are based on 28+ years of successful clinical experience Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV & proven medical research. The mainstay of treatment for male pattern hair loss is finasteride and minoxidil. Finasteride blocks the hormones i.e. 5 alpha reductase in the body which are responsible for hair loss. Minoxidil increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth in bald patches or spots. Apart from finasteride and minoxidil various procedures like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), mesotherapy, micro-needling (derma roller), low-level laser light therapy (LLLT) are some of the ways to treat hair loss.

In PRP for hair loss, concentrated growth factors are extracted from the blood of the patient and then transferred back to the scalp of the patient. In micro-needling (derma roller for hair loss treatment) thousands of micro punctures are created in patient’s scalp with the help of derma roller. These micro punctures result in the release of intrinsic growth factors at that site stimulate hair growth.

In low-level laser light therapy (LLLT), light from a cold laser (red laser waves) is delivered to the hair, this laser light stimulates the hair follicles for faster growth. This treatment is US FDA approved for hair loss problem. In mesotherapy growth peptides, plane stem cell extract and various other growth factors are delivered locally to our hair. All these treatment procedures along with medicine are responsible for the great results. We are able to give to our patients suffering from hair loss.

You can see our hair loss treatment results here or on www.clearskin.in. Don’t worry, if you are experiencing sudden hair loss or severe long-term hair loss, take hair loss consultation with our dermatologist or hair loss doctors. Also, please visit our page for more hair loss treatment result.