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Using mx5 and tretin for hair loss. Prescribed with mintop. Is it safe to change medication?

hi, i am 25 yr female and using mx5 fr past 3 mths with some vitamin tablets and tretin 0.05% cream which has improved my hair growth and reduced hair fall.. recently i was asked by my dermatolaogist in (CMC) to use MINITOP 2% only after using DNS roller . so will it be safe to shift to this new treatment or will i continue the previous one.. please help and kindly suggest me what to do next.
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Welcome to healthcare Magic

You seem to be suffering from female pattern baldness. For female pattern baldness the US FDA approved medicine is minoxidil 2% solution twice a day application. But dermatologists have tried 5 % also which has given good results. But if you go strictly according to protocol use 2%. Both tretin and DNS roller will help in better penetration of minoxidil and tretinoin also seem to have an additional mechanism of action. Both these treatments are alright. DNS roller is an invasive procedure and if the first treatment was working for you you may very well continue the same. If follow up with first doctor is a problem then you can follow second doctor's advice. Long term follow up is required.

Hope this helped.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
welcome to healthcare magic forum
thank you for your query
roller with mintop 2% is very good option for hair loss treatment .
you have responded to hair treatment
so i dont think that roller will help you much
there is chance of infection is there with roller
continue mx5 and vitamin medicine
take healthy diet and reduce stress
i hope i answered your question
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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