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Hair loss medications in San Antonio

Finasteride and Minoxidil are recognized as effective treatments to combat hair loss, offering proven results for many individuals. At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, we may prescribe these medications as part of a comprehensive hair loss treatment. 

What is Finasteride?

Finasteride, often called by its brand name Propecia, is an oral medication used to treat male pattern baldness at the crown and in the middle of the scalp.

It works by:

  • Reducing DHT levels: Finasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone linked to hair loss.
  • Slowing hair loss: By lowering DHT levels, Finasteride effectively slows down hair thinning and loss.
  • Promoting hair regrowth: Many of our male patients enjoy visible regrowth of new hair over time.
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What is Minoxidil?

Minoxidil, widely known by its brand name, Rogaine, is a topical solution or foam applied directly to the scalp. It is used to treat both male and female pattern baldness and works by:

  • Stimulating hair follicles: Minoxidil widens blood vessels, increasing blood flow to hair follicles and stimulating hair growth.
  • Slowing hair thinning: Regular application can slow down the progression of hair loss.
  • Enhancing hair density: Many users report increased hair density and coverage with continued use.

How do you use Finasteride?

Finasteride is typically taken once daily, with results becoming noticeable after several months of consistent use. It is important to continue taking Finasteride to maintain its effects.

How is Minoxidil used?

Minoxidil is applied twice daily and requires ongoing use for continued effectiveness. Initial results may be seen in as little as a few months, with more significant effects usually noticeable after longer-term use.

Combining Finasteride and Minoxidil

For many patients, a combination of Finasteride and Minoxidil offers an effective approach to hair loss. The two treatments work synergistically, with Finasteride targeting hormone-related hair loss and Minoxidil stimulating hair growth directly at the follicles.

Who can benefit from Finasteride and Minoxidil?

These treatments are beneficial for:

  • Men who are experiencing male pattern baldness.
  • Women dealing with female pattern hair loss (Minoxidil only).
  • Those who would prefer a non-invasive approach to hair restoration.
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Custom hair restoration treatment plans at Hill Country Plastic Surgery

At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, our approach includes:

  • Regular monitoring of treatment effectiveness and side effects.
  • Adjusting dosages or methods of application as needed.
  • Evaluating additional hair restoration options if appropriate.
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Why choose Hill Country Plastic Surgery for hair loss medications?

At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, our approach to treating hair loss sets us apart. We combine medical expertise with our understanding of the emotional impact of hair loss. Our team, led by renowned specialists Dr. Amita Shah and Dr. Scott Farber, offers a blend of compassion and clinical excellence. We’re not just about prescribing medications; we focus on a holistic understanding of each patient’s condition. 

A commitment to the latest research and best practices in hair restoration backs our use of cutting-edge treatments like Finasteride and Minoxidil. We prioritize patient education, ensuring you understand every aspect of your treatment plan. Our clinic is known for its patient-centric approach, where your comfort, concerns, and goals are at the forefront of every decision. Choosing Hill Country Plastic Surgery means opting for a team that genuinely cares about your hair restoration journey and your overall well-being.

Custom hair restoration treatment plans

Each patient’s journey to hair restoration at Hill Country Plastic Surgery is unique. We understand that hair loss significantly varies from person to person and offer 100% customized treatments – from a board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence. We consider all factors, including the pattern and extent of hair loss, your medical history, and your personal hair restoration goals.

Our hair restoration experts, Dr. Shah and Dr. Farber, use this information to craft a treatment plan that may include Finasteride, Minoxidil, or a combination of both, depending on what’s best suited for you. We also consider additional therapies or treatments to complement your plan, such as PRP therapy or surgical hair restoration with NeoGraft or ARTAS iXi. Our custom treatment plans are designed to not only address hair loss but also to align with your lifestyle and preferences, ensuring a solution that is as practical as it is effective. At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, your hair restoration plan is tailored just for you, ensuring the best possible results.

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