Hair loss medications are typically comprised of several formulas. They can contain finasteride, minoxidil, and or retinoic acid. Dr. Demetri offers a specialized hair loss medication, compounded with a medical formulation that includes topical finasteride (Propecia), minoxidil (Rogaine) and retinoic acid.
Some men report they cannot take oral finasteride due to the sexual side effects. As such, Dr. Demetri and his team have worked with a local pharmacy in Tampa Bay Florida to develop a topical hair loss medication, along with a couple of other variations.
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 in 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.
If you find that your hair is thinning and you want to prevent further hair loss, are in good health and have realistic expectations, hair loss medication might be right for you.
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.
If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Demetri’s approach to hair loss prevention, please call our office 813-603-3110 to see If you are a candidate for this novel medication.
Tampa & Beverly Hills: 813-603-3110