Combination therapy is very effective in countering androgenetic alopecia

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The Combined Operation Against Male Pattern Baldness

It is often more effective to use a combination of several medication agents, rather than just using one. And the problem of Androgenetic Alopecia is no exception. A joint application of two or more remedies that can work synergistically may lead to better results in countering androgenetic alopecia.
Combination Therapy
Combination therapy is the medical hair restoration process representing the combination of both the finasteride (propecia) and minnoxidil. It reportedly delivers optimum results in most of men.

Combination therapy is also conducted through finasteride (propecia) and ketokonazole shampoo (Nizoral).
This style of therapy has several benefits. For example, Propecia reportedly acts as an effecive adjunct to the surgical hair restoration. Hair re-growth by Propecia in the crown area has a complementary action. The surgeon finds more donor hair for frontal hair transplant. He is able to design the hairline at his own will.

Finasteride does not affect the frontal area of the scalp. So it does not interfare in male hair loss treatment with surgical hair restoration. The latter is generally done in the hair line and frontal area.

Minoxidil has a direct effect on hair growth as it stimulates dermal papillae or follicular hair matrix cells.

For women a combination treatment using ant androgens and minoxidil would be appropriate.
Studies Corroborating Effectiveness
Researchers have conducted studies on young men with mild to moderate androgenetic alopecia. These studies indicate Combination Therapy to be androgenetic alopecia cure than monotherapy.