Can saw palmetto really help combat female hair thinning? If so what are the side effects if I don't continue use?

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Understanding Hair loss and treatment options: prp and progesterone

There is no medical evidence that saw palmetto improves hair growth or stops hair loss. I suggest seeing a hair loss expert to evaluate and go over your condition and provide you information about your best treatment options. There are great non-invasive options like PRP/progesterone and/or hair transplantation. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Saw Palmetto

This drug will have little effect on female hair loss, even male hair loss as it has a very weak DHT blocker. IF you are thinking about getting pregnant, stay away from this drug

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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