What is DHT Blocker?

What is DHT Blocker?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Knut Moe - Medical Director at Sons


Published: 13/12/2019

This article has been medically verified by Dr. Knut Moe - Medical Director at Sons

A DHT blocker, also known as a pharmacological inhibitor, is an agent that can block the production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and therefore reduce the risk of hair loss.

Here’s the science behind it: 

There are two main ways by which DHT inhibitors/blockers can act:

- Prevention of DHT from binding to receptors on your hair follicles.

- Reducing the scalp’s production of DHT.

For example, different products can result in DHT reduction. DHT blocking shampoo is applied directly to the scalp and can prevent DHT binding to your follicles. Finasteride is another example of a product that can reduce DHT levels. This product is an oral tablet and the most effective and clinically proven agent for reducing DHT and treating hair loss in men. 

In order to get the most from your treatment it is recommended  that you can combine the Sons DHT blocking shampoo and Finasteride, the oral DHT inhibitor. Understand what will work best for you by taking a Sons consultation. 

The content provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not rely upon the information provided in this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.