Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Loss TreatmentsDr. McAndrews' Curriculum VitaeContact Dr. McAndrews


Our goal is to provide a safe and objective resource for patients to use when assessing the medical treatment options and alternatives available for hair loss. Although the only two medications currently approved by the Federal and Drug Administration are Propecia® and Minoxidil, the over abundance of other pharmaceuticals and non-FDA controlled treatments offered on the Internet can be confusing to those searching for a hair loss treatment.

The founder of, Dr. Paul McAndrews, is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, a Clinical Professor at the USC School of Medicine, the Senior Medical Advisor for the International Alliance of Hair Transplant Surgeons, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. McAndrews specializes in the medical and surgical treatments of hair loss, hair restoration, and corrective surgery.

The most frequent questions Dr. McAndrews is asked about the medical treatment of hair loss are, “Which medications work?” and “Which is the best for treating hair loss?” Dr. McAndrews answers both questions by ranking the top six medical treatments for hair loss in order of effectiveness:

  1. Oral Propecia®

  2. Topical combination of Minoxidil, Retinoic Acid, & Azelaic Acid

  3. Topical combination of Minoxidil & Retinoic Acid

  4. Topical 5% Minoxidil Solution

  5. Topical 2% Minoxidil Solution

  6. Topical Spironolactone

Please feel free to contact our office if you are interested in finding out which medical hair loss treatment would be best for you. For up to date information about the most technically advanced hair transplant procedures, is the best website for a detailed description of your options.


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