Every day at Sons, we receive an abundance of hairline pictures and regrowth stories that remind us why we do what we do. As one of the most successful hair loss treatments out there, we love being open and honest with the science behind the magic. Finasteride is just one of the extraordinary medications that plays a pivotal role in your hair growth journey.
What is Finasteride?
First things first - let’s get to the bottom of the science. Finasteride actively blocks the production of the by-product of testosterone, which is the main cause of hair follicle shrinkage. Finasteride does this by inhibiting the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which leads to a lower amount of DHT in your body. With less DHT, the hair follicles can go on to achieve their full growth potential again.
Used in conjunction with Minoxidil, Biotin and DHT-blocking shampoo, Finasteride provides remarkable results. The compound is one of the most effective tools in the fight against hair loss, with over 80% of men seeing a noticeable improvement before and after Finasteride. With the science out of the way, let’s take a look at the journey you’ll embark on.
Spotting thinning hair can be a genuinely worrying moment for most men. Whether you detect your receding hairline at 18 or 40, the effects on your mental health can be tough to deal with. Many men visit their GPs, are told to accept the inevitable and just ‘get over it’, ultimately, decide to give up. With the vast majority of men making their way through Finasteride treatment with zero side effects, now is the time to take the plunge.
After a solid 6 months using our specialist treatment plans, our daily Finasteride tablets will lower 5-alpha reductase in your body and reduce DHT. At this point, you may begin to notice the initial results of taking on your Sons treatment. The before and after pictures we’ve seen after half a year proves just how successful Finasteride can be.
However, the Finasteride results 1 year after the start of your treatment can be more impressive. At this point, you may begin to notice thicker, healthier hair that will allow you to have much more control over your hairstyle. This improvement continues beyond 12 months of use and many men notice their hair is at its best after 16 months of consistent hair loss treatment.
When you take on your hair regrowth journey, we recommend keeping track of your progress by taking regular pictures. Hair loss photos not only give you the opportunity to take visual reference of your hair improvements, they also provide other men with hope that their situation will turn around - just like yours.
Remember that the first sign of hair loss is that your hair loss stops. So if your pictures look the same after a year as they did on day 1 well that’s great, your hair loss has stopped and hair density hasn’t decreased any further. 90% of men taking Finasteride will get to this point and approximately 60% will get noticeable hair regrowth. It’s also important to note that there is no cure for hair loss - to sustain the gains you make with Finasteride, you need to continue to take it for as long as it’s effective or you want to keep treating your hair loss.
Finasteride is a truly remarkable medication. If you're interested, take a look through our unique hair treatment plans and tackle your hair loss with confidence.