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Hair loss can be a drag, but there are ways to fight back. Hair loss medications offer a valuable tool to address thinning hair and promote new growth. Our team in Roseville, CA, provides exceptional hair loss services, including various medication options tailored to meet individual needs for personalized treatment.

Types of Hair Loss Medications

Laser Esthetica provides a range of medications for hair loss treatment, including minoxidil, low-dose oral minoxidil, finasteride, spironolactone, and camouflage techniques. To help you understand more about hair loss prevention, we’ve prepared this guide to address your questions and concerns about seeking treatment in Roseville. Let’s explore these options together to find the best fit for your journey to healthier hair.


Minoxidil (generic for Rogaine®) was discovered in the 1980s as an effective medication for hair restoration. It is available over the counter in a two-and-a-five-percent solution and is known to stimulate hair growth and decrease thinning of hair. It alters some of the miniaturizations that occur as a person goes through the hair loss process.

Minoxidil can be used in both men and women and is thought to be more effective in women in some cases. In one study, Rogaine® was shown to regrow hair in 85% of men when used twice a day (after four months). With regular use, the fine, miniaturized hair strand looks thicker and stronger.*

Low-Dose Oral Minoxidil

For many patients, topical minoxidil (Rogaine) leaves the scalp itchy and the surrounding hair oily, making it difficult to be consistent with the treatment. An alternative treatment offered at Sacramento Hair Doctor is low-dose oral minoxidil. This has all the benefits of topical Rogaine without the messiness of a topical formula on the scalp.

It is well tolerated by most patients, and results are seen as soon as three months after starting to take it. The benefits of oral minoxidil are that it is relatively safe and effective and can help to thicken existing hair. It works in conjunction with finasteride (Propecia), so both medications can be taken together.

If you are experiencing thinning hair, it is important that you consult with an expert like Dr. Prasad to see if a therapy involving low-dose oral minoxidil is right for you.


Finasteride (generic for Propecia) is an oral medication that slows hair loss and, in many cases, stimulates new hair growth if taken regularly. It blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and is therefore known as a DHT-blocker.

DHT is the hormone in the follicles that is responsible for initiating and continuing androgenetic hair loss. By taking finasteride regularly, the levels of DHT are decreased and the progression of hair loss is halted.

You will know in three months if you are benefiting from taking Propecia. The effects should be visible by twelve months, and if not, then further treatment may not be helpful.* If you discontinue Propecia, you will likely lose any gains you have made.

This medication is not used for pre-menopausal women.


This is an oral medication that may be effective in women experiencing hair loss, especially women with a high testosterone level or with a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It seems to work by “blunting” the effect of testosterone and decreasing the associated hair loss.

Camouflage Techniques

Many fiber products are sprinkled on the scalp to camouflage thinning hair. The most common product is “Toppik™.” This is very helpful in hiding the amount of hair loss but is not the best long-term solution because most patients find it to be somewhat messy.

There are also several sprays and dyes that can be applied to the scalp, to create a camouflage for hair loss. For some men with strong genetic influences and aggressive hair loss, these camouflage products may be the only long-term solution.

*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Prasad to see if you are a candidate.

How Much Do Hair Loss Medications Cost?

The Sacramento Hair Doctor in Roseville will perform an assessment of your hair and make an expert recommendation on the type of hair loss medication that is best for your needs. The cost of the medication depends on the individual needs of each patient and the type used to achieve your goals.

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Benefits and Effectiveness of Hair Loss Medications

Medications for hair loss prevention can slow down hair thinning, promote hair regrowth, and increase hair density. These benefits can improve self-esteem and reduce anxiety related to hair loss.

Considerations Before Using Hair Loss Medications

Before starting any hair loss medication, consider potential side effects, the need for ongoing treatment to maintain results, and interactions with other medications. Consultation with a doctor to be informed before deciding on a hair loss medication.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can Hair Loss Medications Restore My Hair Completely?

    While these medications can significantly improve hair density and slow loss, results vary, and complete restoration is not guaranteed.

  • How Long Do I Need To Use Hair Loss Medications?

    Continuous use is often necessary to maintain benefits. Stopping treatment may reverse results.

  • Are There Side Effects To Hair Loss Medications?

    Yes, side effects can include scalp irritation, sexual dysfunction, and changes in blood pressure, depending on the medication.

  • Can I Use Multiple Hair Loss Treatments Simultaneously?

    Combining treatments may improve results, but always consult with a healthcare provider first to avoid adverse interactions.

Schedule a Consultation

Hair loss medication can provide the restorative effects you need to reclaim your healthy hair. If you’re interested in learning more about your hair loss medication options in Roseville, CA, contact us online, or call 855-722-4247, for your personal consultation.

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