Topical Finasteride and Minoxidil for Hair Loss
- Posted on: Dec 3 2019
With recent advancements in technology, we are able to offer our patients more non-surgical hair restoration options than ever. Topical 82F & 82M (prescription based), as well as 82S hair loss shampoo (non-prescription based) are all topical treatments shown to stimulate hair growth and decrease hair loss within just 2-3 months.
Formula 82F is a topical formula that contains 5% Minoxidil, 0.25% Finasteride and a topical steroid to help reduce irritation and enhance penetration. The negative side effects sometimes reported with oral finasteride are less likely with 82F, which makes it safer and more appealing to men. If oral finasteride is currently being taken by a patient, it can be discontinued once 82F is started. There is no need to overlap the two.
The application of 82F is simple, quick drying, and non-greasy. Initially, the formula should be applied as directed; 30 drops, twice a day to the “at risk” areas and areas that are affected by thinning. Allow at least three hours for the product to penetrate before showering, swimming or participating in strenuous activities.
82F is not recommended for women of child-bearing age because it contains finasteride. 82M is minoxidil-based and safe for both adult men and women.
Formula 82M contains 5% Minoxidil and Tretinoin, along with the same topical steroid as “Finoxidil”. Twenty drops of this formula should be applied to the “at risk” areas and areas that are affected by thinning twice a day for both men and women. Decreased hair loss can be seen within 2 to 3 months, although significant hair growth can take up to 3 to 6 months from the start of treatment.
82S is a 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner that strengthens hair fibers, prevents hair loss and repairs damaged hair. This shampoo contains ingredients such as saw palmetto, natural extracts, amino acids and vitamins. 82S not only prevents hair loss but also prevents dandruff and protects the skin and hair follicles from environmental damage.
When testosterone is converted into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) hair loss increases among men because DHT is the hormone that causes follicles to shrink. This process makes is nearly impossible for those follicles to survive. 82S shampoo helps reduce DHT with the ingredient, Saw Palmetto. Studies show that this active ingredient reduces DHT production and prevents hair loss. 82F “Finoxidil” also has powerful DHT-reducing effects that can help individuals maintain fuller, thicker hair.
To learn more about 82F, 82M or 82S shampoo for hair loss in SLC, Utah, please call or text our office at (801) 776-2220 or contact us HERE.