Hair thinning and mpb

Hi doc, Im experiencing hairfall from past 4 years.. having type 2 frontal baldness(v shape) and thinning hairline in front.... most important is from last 6months my side head hairs(above my ears both left and right sides going Very thin)... im on 12.5 minox treatment from last one mont saw palmetto tabs... before i was in 5% fin+minox lotion and fin-1% tablets for 2yrs.. is prp will work for me..couldnt see any results.. pls help...thanks in advance.. both of parents sides have baldness.. but not in this age..
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Thanks for the query. Male pattern baldness (MPB) is an increasing problem in today's society. Hair care is a daily ritual shaped by age, gender, socioeconomic status and internal health. With increasing affordability people are more aware of the cosmetic appearance and hair fall forms a major part of the complaints. It is more difficult to manage if there is a family member with similar hair fall, it indicates genetics and we know that the person is destined to lose hair if not intervened and corrective measures are not taken. The treatment typically consists of usage of oral medication (Finasteride) and topical lotion (Minoxidil in 5% strength). One needs to be patient with the treatment protocol as it takes months to see initial improvement. Minoxidil is recommended by US-FDA for indefinite usage. Certain dermatologists supplement biotin, hair serum and advice procedures like PRP therapy which may accelerate the rate of hair growth. PRP needs multiple sessions (4-6) roughly at 6 weeks intervals. PRP therapy is increasingly being accepted by dermatologists all over the world. Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, a healthy diet and lifestyle is mandatory to achieve results. Further information is in the following weblink
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Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation.
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Minoxidil beyond the strength of 5 % is not recommended.
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