In my previous post, I showed an incredible before and after photo of someone taking Dutasteride (oral and injection) in combination with Oral Minoxidil. This patient was treated by Dr. Sergio Vañó-Galván from Spain. The doctor has since sent me a number of other before and after photos of his hair loss patients. All of them have seen significant hair growth while on some variation of this Dutasteride (oral and/or injection) and Minoxidil (topical or oral) combination treatment.
I was debating on whether these new photos (see further below) were worth a new post, and finally concluded in the affirmative. Sometimes people forget about the excellent existing hair loss treatment medications out there that have been proven to work really well for many patients.
Of course one must be willing to risk potential side effects of these medications. Most published studies suggest very few people get major permanent side effects from Dutasteride, but it is up to you to do your own research and reach your own conclusions. Note that Dutasteride is only approved in several countries to treat hair loss as of 2019. However, it is approved as an enlarged prostate treatment all across the world.
Dr. Sergio Vañó-Galván is on the organizing committee of the 11th World Congress for Hair Research that will take place in Barcelona in April 2019. He is also on the Board of Directors of the EHRS. i.e., this man is not some run-of-the mill hair transplant doctor operating from a back alley.
Dutasteride plus Topical Minoxidil Hair Growth
For those getting side effects from oral Minoxidil or fearful of taking it, topical Minoxidil is always a good alternative when taken in a combination treatment alongside Dutasteride.
Patient 1: Dutasteride injections plus oral Dutasteride plus 5% topical Minoxidil at 12-months.
Patient 2: Dutasteride injections plus oral Dutasteride plus 5% topical Minoxidil at 12-months.
Patient 3: Dutasteride injections plus oral Dutasteride plus 5% topical Minoxidil at 12-months.
Oral Dutasteride plus Mesotherapy Dutasteride Injections
One can also ignore Minoxidil entirely and just focus on Dutasteride (oral and injection combination treatment) if so desired.
Patient 4: Oral Dutasteride plus mesotherapy with Dutasteride 0.05% once every three months.
Female Hair Loss Treated with Oral Minoxidil
Females are not given Dutasteride if trying to get pregnant. However, females are allowed to take oral Minoxidil at any time if healthy. However, women should note that oral Minoxidil can cause excessive body hair (hirsutism) as a side effect.
Patient 5: Oral Minoxidil 1 mg/day at 12-Months in a female.