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Finasteride For Hair Loss: Everything You Need To Know

25 September 2023
2-minute read

Prescribers will issue Finasteride as one of the first courses of action to fight hair loss. It is a proven medication that works effectively in over 80% of men.


It’s important to know some of the basic information regarding the medication you’re taking, however. What is Finasteride? And how does it work to fight hair loss?


This article will look at the advantages of taking Finasteride and when you should get in touch with Sons to start your treatment process.


What is Finasteride?


Testosterone is present in all men and is converted into dihydrotestosterone or DHT for short.. DHT contributes to the formation of male characteristics, but it also has negative consequences, such as hair loss in those who are genetically susceptible.


One way DHT causes hair loss is by shortening the growth stage of the cycle hair goes through. This will cause thinner hair and a less prosperous environment for your hair follicles to thrive in. Eventually, the hair follicles die off completely if left untreated.


Finasteride acts as a shield, blocking testosterone from being transformed into DHT. It actively protects your scalp from the damage caused by DHT so that hair loss can be halted and your hair follicles reach their growth potential again. 


Finasteride for hair loss comes in an oral form as the preferred choice, but the topical application is there for those who can’t take the tablet. The tablet is typically supplied in a 1mg dosage that should be taken daily.


If you’re experiencing hair loss that scores around 2 or 3 on the Norwood Scale, indicating mild to moderate signs of thinning or loss, Finasteride could be the treatment for you


Our consultation can tailor treatment that works for you; speak to a member of our team today to find out the best route for you. 


Other information on Finasteride 


Before it was even considered an option for treating hair loss, Finasteride was given to patients with enlarged prostates at higher doses (5mg compared with 1mg for hair loss). It was only until the side effects of the treatment showed some men experiencing hair growth, leading to further studies on its effectiveness in treating male pattern baldness and ultimately it was FDA-approved for hair loss at 1mg doses in the 1990s..


Prescribers frequently issue both Finasteride and Minoxidil to increase the chances of stopping hair loss and commencing hair regrowth. The Full Works plan from Sons is the best approach to getting the results you desire and is a good course of action for those facing more advanced stages of hair loss or thinning.


If you’re taking long-term medication for other medical purposes, declare this to your prescriber beforehand and speak with your doctor. 


Any potential side effects that could occur, no matter how unlikely you are to encounter them, are only temporary and should go away soon after you stop taking the medication. These side effects include problems with your sex drive and the quality of your sperm. It’s also been reported that a drop in mood could happen. Speak to your prescriber to voice your concerns.


For more articles on Finasteride, explore the Sons website today so you can discover more on the subject.

All of our blog articles are reviewed by our Medical Director before publication.

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