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Rogaine and Propecia for Hair Loss at Cooley Hair Center

  • Post published:December 28, 2021
  • Post category:Blog

Propecia or finasteride and Rogaine or minoxidil are proven medications for treating hair loss. For patients who have caught their receding hairline early, Cooley Hair Center offers these FDA approved treatments to help them prevent further hair loss and restore dormant follicles on their scalps. 

Rogaine Hair Loss Treatment in Charlotte, North Carolina

Cooley Hair Center’s Rogaine treatment helps patients slow down their hair loss. Rogaine especially works on:

* Thin hair

* Beards

* Receding hairlines

Rogaine’s active ingredient is minoxidil, a medication initially used to treat high blood pressure. When doctors noticed that their patients also experienced unexpected and increased hair growth, its pivotal role as a treatment for hair loss was discovered.

Rogaine is prescribed in the form of a foam or liquid that is applied to the scalp once or twice daily. With regular use, Rogaine can slow down further hair loss and help patients keep more of their existing hair. Rogaine will not regrow hair or fill in bald spots, but patients who use Rogaine regularly have been shown to lose less hair than those who do not manage their hair loss. This medication is also useful for treating hair loss in women.

Rogaine works by dilating blood vessels that nourish hair follicles in the scalp, directly counteracting the follicle-shrinking effects of DHT. Rogaine will not completely stop hair loss, however, and hair growth will continue to decrease, albeit at a much slower rate. In order to provide the best approach towards fighting hair loss, Dr. Cooley recommends a treatment plan consisting of both Rogaine and Propecia.

Propecia Hair Restoration in Charlotte, North Carolina

Propecia is a proven hair loss treatment that is FDA-approved. It works to reduce the conversion of testosterone into DHT, helping to prevent further hair loss. Dormant hair follicles are often revived and can begin producing hair again. 

Patients who utilize both Rogaine and Propecia as part of a comprehensive treatment plan can expect a significant improvement in the rate of their hair loss and even the thickness of their remaining hair.

According to the FDA side effects are relatively rare and only a small percentage of patients reported experiencing sexual adverse effects.

Propecia’s effects are reversed when treatment stops, although some may continue even after. Other effects, observed in a very low number of users include depression, breast tenderness, skin rash, and testicular pain.

So the fact is, Propecia works and the adverse effects are rare.

New approaches have been developed to reduce side effects:

Low Dose Propecia: while the amount of Finasteride is less, this is almost as effective as oral treatment with less complaints of side effects.

Topical Propecia: applied on the skin, reported to have fewer side effects.

It is important to discuss the treatment with your physician. After your doctor’s advice, you should know whether the benefit of improving hair growth and density outweighs the small risk of the possible side effects.


For non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for hair loss contact Cooley Hair Center. We serve patients in and around Charlotte, N.C. including Huntersville, Concord, and Gastonia. We also serve out of state and international patients.