Finasteride - a prescription medication that is FDA-approved for male pattern hair loss. Some dermatologists may prescribe spironolactone or finasteride for women; you may not see results for 6-12 months.
Note: Over the counter and prescription medications may or may not work. If they are effective, once you stop any of these medications, hair loss recurs.
Procedures which some dermatologists perform include:
- In-office laser therapy
- Hair transplant
- Injections of platelet-rich plasma or stem cells