This section is dedicated to products used to address hair loss including FDA-approved medications like finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine), non-FDA approved medications, and topical camouflage products like Toppik, DermMatch, etc. (Of note, Dr. Lam does not endorse, hold stock, or have any financial affiliation with any company or manufacturer.)
don't know what "stage 3" hair loss means? do you mean a Norwood-Hamilton Class 3? If so, that is still relatively on the early side of hair loss and you should still respond well to medicine. in my opinion, there are too many voodoo products for hair loss. i would just go with 5% plain ol' vanilla minoxidil whether rogaine brand or not. the only benefit of rogaine brand is that it does not have propylene glycol so there is limited allergic reaction and it is easier to style. efficacy is the same as generic. don't buy expensive versions of minoxidil. they don't work any better.