Minoxidil is moderately effective and can be helpful for some people with hair loss. A 5% solution of minoxidil is now available and clinical investigators report it to be considerably more effective than the 2% solution in halting hair loss and stimulating new hair growth.
Minoxidil is reported to be effective in halting hair loss and stimulating new hair growth in both men and women.
Finasteride is not approved the use in women, and particularly in women who are pregnant or who become pregnant.
Finasteride (brand name Propecia®) is an orally administered medication for male pattern hair loss (MPHL) and it's effects in slowing hair loss and stimulating new hair growth work best for early to moderate degrees of hair loss.
Older men with hair loss can be confident that age, in itself, does not exclude them from having hair transplantation. Men are seldom "too old" to consider hair transplantation as a treatment for hair loss.
Physician hair restoration specialists understand that hair restoration must be as individualized to the patient on the basis of (1) cause, pattern, rapidity and extent of hair loss, and (2) the wishes of the patient regarding desired result, cost, investment of time, and potential complications and side effects.
Using Your Hair to Create Your Uniquely Individual Hair Restoration: From Donor Site to Recipient Site and End Result
The goal of hair transplantation is to give you, the patient, completely natural-appearing hair growth that expresses your unique individuality.
Art and science come together at the recipient site where primary aesthetics are addressed like hairline, part and ease of styling along with physicians knowledge of hair follicle biology and its application in the processes of hair transplantation.