If you are not interested in a hair transplant there are non-surgical treatments that can be very effective.

The following medications are the most common non-surgical treatments for hair loss. They are often referred to as the “big three” due to their status as the most well known and effective alternatives to a hair transplant.

Minoxidil (Rogaine): A solution that is applied directly to the scalp to stimulate growth in the hair follicles. It slows hair loss for many men, and some men grow new hair. Your hair loss returns if you terminate use.

Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar): A pill that interferes with the conversion of testosterone to DHT. DHT is the hormone that causes hair loss in men who are genetically pre-disposed to Male Pattern Baldness, Finasteride stops hair loss in 90% of men using it, and promotes hair re-growth in over 50% of men using it. It is more effective than minoxidil. Like Minoxidil hair loss will return if you terminate use of the drug.

Ketoconazole (Nizoral): Most commonly used for the treatment of hair loss in the form of a shampoo. Ketoconazole binds with the same androgen receptors in hair follicles as DHT, thus blocking DHT from binding with follicles and limiting the amount o damage DHT can do.