Written by: Roger Rose, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Services
Did you know that there are various types of baldness, and the treatments differ? About half the men and women show some degree of balding by the age 40. Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss. In men, AGA is known as male-pattern baldness and hair is lost in a well-defined pattern. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head and the hairline does not recede. Due to the progressive nature of AGA, treatment should be started early and continued indefinitely, since the benefit will not be maintained when therapy is stopped. Our compounding pharmacist will work with each patient and his/her doctor to customize medications to make them easier to use and potentially reduce side effects.