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Propecia vs Rogaine

Propecia (finasteride) is the gold standard for preserving and thickening hair that is susceptible to thinning and balding. It blocks the DHT receptors on the hair follicle, which is the mechanism by which hair thins and falls out. It is a medication that is taken every day orally.

Rogaine (active ingredient, minoxidil) is a topical medication that is applied directly to the scalp. It helps to increase circulation to the hair follicles, allowing more blood and nutrients to get to the hair. This can help the hair grow thicker.

There is also an additive effect when using both in combination with each other. It can increase the results and many people see thicker hair than had they just used one or the other. These are the main two medical options to preserve thinning hair (along with PRP, discussed in its own topic). However, the only way to get hair where the follicles have died is through a hair transplant.  

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Can Shaving my Hair Repeatedly Cause Balding?

There are many rumors that shaving your head can cause hair to eventually fall out as well as that it will grow in thicker each time it is shaved. Both of these rumors are false. Hair grows from the follicle outward, and the follicle is located many millimeters below the surface of the skin, the epidermis. So when the hair is shaved, it does not damage the follicle at all and does not change anything about how the hair grows.

However, there is some evidence that repeated waxing or plucking does eventually kill hair follicles. These methods of removing hair will damage the follicle over time and eventually cause the hair to stop growing. However, since shaving the hair does not have any direct affect on the follicle itself, it does not affect the growth of the hair.    

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In an industry that has increasingly lost its way, we are turning the focus first and foremost back to the customer. We guarantee that you will be the sole focus of our entire team the day of the surgery, with no one running room to room like at other companies.

We encourage you to price shop around, but we’re confident that when the research is finished, the choice will be easy. If you’re ready to get going, you can schedule a free consultation here.

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