With the increased interested in topical formulations over the past few years Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi felt it was time to inform the hair loss public of our topical finasteride and topical Dutasteride solutions for combating male patterned hair loss. Topical Dutasteride is now available at Alvi Armani in Beverly Hills, California.
Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi and the team at Alvi Armani have long been proponents of medical therapy to prevent further hair loss for patients suffering from various forms of alopecia. For years, we have strongly recommended the use of both finasteride and minoxidil for men, and minoxidil alone for women, both before and after any hair restoration procedure.
However, more and more users of finasteride have come forward over the past decade to discuss moderate to severe side effects with continued use. These side effects range from being sexual in nature to affecting mental acuity and performance.
As an ongoing effort to provide the best medical therapies possible Alvi Armani has been offering a topical finasteride solution as an alternative for those patients that are experiencing such side effects or for patients that do not wish to risk the chance of having such side effects. Our topical finasteride formulation has been effective for many of our patients in preventing further hair loss due to androgenic alopecia, and in many cases, has provided an improvement in hair counts and terminal status of hairs previously seen to be miniaturizing. Side effects from topical finasteride have been reportedly nearly non-existent among our patients.
Since 2014 Alvi Armani has also offered a second topical solution with Dutasteride. Dutasteride is a more powerful DHT inhibitor in that it prevents two enzymes, 5 alpha reductase type 1 and type II (finasteride blocks only type II) from converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, the primary hormone that causes male patterned hair loss. With the improved conversion prevention rate and longer half-life of Dutasteride when compared to finasteride, hair loss sufferers have reported an increased degree of hair growth and fewer side effects than the already lowered side effects of topical finasteride when compared to oral finasteride.
Oral medications are typically very effective for addressing various conditions but unfortunately side effects, if they exist, are usually difficult to isolate due to the medication entering the blood stream. This is known as systemic absorption. This is why topical alternatives are preferable as there is little to no systemic absorption but this benefit comes at the cost of efficacy. Topical formulations usually are not as effective as their oral counterparts. However, if a delivery system can be devised to allow for nearly equal results as the oral counterparts then the likelihood of side effects will decrease.
Thankfully, we have effective delivery systems today that help us to provide effective DHT inhibition with a greatly reduced potential of side effects.
Our topical finasteride and topical Dutasteride formulations have been available since 2014 and are becoming more and more popular. Both topical finasteride and topical Dutasteride are available for all past and future patients of Alvi Armani in different formulations by prescription only and are shipped nationwide and internationally. To inquire about which may be better for you feel free to contact our office.