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Propecia (Finasteride) is the first and only FDA approved oral medication that effectively treats male pattern baldness.  Propecia works my blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase type ll which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). For those genetically predisposed to male pattern hair loss, the hormone DHT miniaturizes susceptible hair follicles causing the hair to progressively become shorter and thinner until it only produces, essentially invisible vellus hair. Early intervention with Propecia has been shown to be extremely effective in slowing or stopping the miniaturization process that leads to male pattern baldness.

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This might seem like a silly question, but can I keep my head shaved to a military cut if I have a hair transplant? I’d like to just lower my hairline to kind of make a shadow where there is currently no hair. I like to wear my hair ve...

First of all I’m glad you took the time to write before jumping into surgery. Before I continue, I would like to make it clear that I am NOT a physician, and the information provided in this response is my opinion based on over a decade of experience as a...

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Hello. I am considering getting a hair transplant and I had a few questions. I am a 24 year old male and I began losing hair...

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What Is The Difference Between The Woods Technique and An FUE Hair Transplant?

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The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplatation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration.