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Which is Better: Minoxidil or Finasteride?

Which is Better: Minoxidil or Finasteride?
15 July 2022
2-minute read

When it comes to treating male pattern hair loss, only two medications are clinically proven to deliver results - Minoxidil and Finasteride. It often leads people to compare and contrast the medications, but the reality is that they work much better in tandem than they do in isolation. Let’s take a look at how they both work and why they’re ideally suited for simultaneous use. 

Introducing Finasteride  

Finasteride is often taken in tablet form and is a prescription medication that is effective at treating male pattern hair loss. The role of Finasteride when used to treat hair loss is to block the production of the hormone DHT. When left untreated in men who are sensitive to it, DHT can bind to your hair follicles and cause them to shrink and eventually die out. 

Although it’s not a cure for male pattern hair loss, Finasteride can prevent DHT from destroying the follicles on your head, which is an important first step in any hair loss treatment. For Finasteride to be successful, you need to take it every day for a period of at least six months. 

Introducing Minoxidil 

Minoxidil is an ideal companion to Finasteride, as it can have a positive impact on the quality and quantity of your hair follicles. Once Finasteride has blocked the production of excessive DHT decaying your follicles, Minoxidil can stimulate blood flow to the affected areas of your scalp. This can enable the previously dying hair follicles on your head to regrow, as they now have the nutrients and oxygen required to thrive and are no longer inhibited by DHT. 

As a double team, Finasteride and Minoxidil are pretty hard to beat and are widely considered to be the most effective way of treating male pattern hair loss. Our Duo Treatment Plan combines Finasteride and Minoxidil and is a great option for men with mild to moderate hair loss.

So, which is better? 

In conclusion, out of Minoxidil and Finasteride, it’s the latter that does around 60% of the work when combating hair loss. However, while Finastiride may be the key ingredient in our hair loss treatments, studies have shown that the syngery between the two is the most effective method.

To increase your chances even further, our Full Works Treatment Plan is the most effective option, with 9.4/10 of men seeing results. As well as Finasteride and Minoxidil, the plan contains DHT blocking shampoo and biotin. The latter works to maintain your body’s levels of keratin (which is crucial to the structure of your hair) and can positively influence the health of your hair, skin, and nails. 

While Finasteride may be the most effective medication when it comes to hair loss, using the two in tandem is crucial for achieving the best results.

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