Peter Panagotacos, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist & Hair Transplant Specialist located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA
Using medical treatments for hair loss, like oral medications or topical products, can slow the loss of your hair or stimulate natural hair growth. Board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Peter Panagotacos, MD, at Hair Doc in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, California, offers prescription formulations and can make recommendations for nonprescription products. To explore medical treatments for hair loss, request an appointment over the phone or book online today.
Medical Treatments for Hair Loss Q & A
What are medical treatments for hair loss?
Medical treatments for hair loss use pharmaceutical medications to stimulate hair growth. Some medical treatments for hair loss are by prescription only, but you can buy others over the counter.
At Hair Doc, Dr. Panagotacos considers your medical history, current health, other medications you take, and the cause of your hair loss while creating your treatment plan for hair loss. If he recommends or prescribes medical treatments for hair loss, he tells you exactly how to take them and how they work.
What are my medical treatment for hair loss options?
There are a few different reliable medical treatments for hair loss out there that work in different ways based on their active ingredients. If Dr. Panagotacos thinks medical treatment for hair loss is a good fit for you, with or without other therapies, he may recommend or prescribe:
Minoxidil, better known by its brand name Rogaine™, is a topical product for your scalp that works on follicles that are still able to grow hair. It’s available with or without a prescription. It takes around four months of regular use to start seeing results, and you must use it continuously after that too.
Finasteride, also called Propecia®, is a prescription medication for hair loss that you take orally. It helps stop hair loss by halting one type of testosterone from converting into another. It can also produce more hair growth in some patients.
Procrinix is a nonprescription product that uses peptides to produce healthy, thick hair growth. Its formula helps it infuse deeply into your scalp to reach the follicles.
Revivogen is a nonprescription treatment with three steps: Scalp Therapy, Bio-Cleansing Shampoo, and Thickening Conditioner. Its products all contain natural ingredients.
What are the advantages of medical treatments for hair loss?
Oral medications for hair loss, topical products, and other medical treatments for hair loss work well on their own or can supplement other treatments. Dr. Panagotacos creates a treatment plan for you based on your needs and the type of hair loss you have, which may or may not include medical treatments. Their benefits include:
- Easy to use
- No inconvenient devices
- Minimal appointments
- No surgery
Dr. Panagotacos teaches you to take or use your hair loss medication. He follows up with you regularly as you use it.
To schedule a consultation for medical treatments for hair loss at Hair Doc, call the office or book online today.