This compounded medical formulation includes topical finasteride (Propecia), minoxidil (Rogaine) and retinoic acid. Unfortunately some men report they cannot take oral finasteride due to the sexual side effects. As such, we have worked with a local pharmacy to develop a topical version, along with a couple other modifications. We have anecdotally seen similar efficacy compared to the oral version without the sexual side effects. In older studies, topical finasteride did not show great results with slowing down the progression of hair loss. However, retinoic acid was then supplemented and showed great promise because it allowed the finasteride to penetrate the scalp and target the hair follicles. Women of childbearing age cannot take this medication and should not touch a man’s scalp for at least 3 hours after application of the medication.
Please call our office 813-603-3110 to see If you are a candidate for this novel medication.
Beverly Hills: 310-461-3858