Finasteride Hair Loss Medication
Male Pattern Baldness is a condition that develops in 80% of Caucasian Men. Finasteride is an oral medication that treats Male Pattern Baldness and General Hair Loss by blocking your body’s production of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. This enzyme causes a hormonal disruption contributing to a dip in testosterone levels and hair loss in men. Finasteride negates this process, contributing to the production of testosterone and subsequently hair growth on the scalp.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long until I’ll see the results?
Studies have shown that hair loss treatment with Finasteride has led to about a 30% improvement in hair loss in most men after 6 months, and the medication’s effectiveness gradually improves when regularly taken in the months following. Hair loss is often attributed to the miniaturization of hair follicles, when taken regularly, Finasteride reverses hair follicle miniaturization increasing the chances of terminal hairs growing. Terminal hair is thick and coarse, it also has a very low chance of falling out.
How often do I need to take/refill Finasteride?
A Finasteride tablet must be taken once a day, ideally at the same time, in order to achieve the desired result. Taking Finasteride inconsistently can result in hormone fluctuation, increasing the chances of side effects and diminished results over time.
Is Finasteride safe?
While many studies have shown that Finasteride can be incredibly effective for treating Male Pattern Baldness and General Hair Loss, they have also shown that it’s not for everyone. Due to Finasteride’s impact on hormone production, a small percentage of those who have taken it report a range of side effects including changes in reproductive abilities, so it’s important to report side effects to your doctor as soon as they’re experienced.