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Key Facts

Finasteride is a medication commonly used to treat mild to moderate hair loss in men. It’s been clinically proven since 1997, often comes as a small tablet and is quickly rising in popularity. When taken consistently, Finasteride can lead to healthier, thicker, and quicker-growing hair for guys starting to notice male-pattern hair loss.

  • For hair loss treatment, Finasteride is effective in 83% of men.
  • Results can be seen after 6 months.
  • Finasteride stops the production of DHT.
  • Men should take one tablet a day.
  • Finasteride is one of only two clinically proven hair loss medications.
  • Minoxidil is often used alongside Finasteride.

How does
Finasteride work?

Finasteride works by blocking the production of the hormone DHT, a by-product of testosterone. DHT damages hair follicles and disrupts the hair growth cycle in men with a genetic sensitivity, eventually leading to male pattern hair loss.

When taken consistently, Finasteride has been proven to lead to lower levels of DHT, giving hair follicles the space to recover and strands to grow back.

The science
behind Finasteride

Finasteride is one of two medications clinically proven to be a successful treatment for male pattern hair loss. Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies have been conducted using it since the 1990s, specifically on its use as a hair loss treatment.

1 Combined treatment with oral finasteride and topical minoxidil in male androgenetic alopecia, 2015.
2 Finasteride: a review of it's use in hair loss, 2012
3 Global photographic assesment of men... Olsen, 2007

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How does Finasteride work?

As a contributor to hair loss and thinning hair, when testorone is transformed into it, DHT can be reduced so that the effects our not felt in our hair so much. While the androgen has other uses, such as helping to form male characteristics, DHT can also cause hair thinning or hair loss problems.

Finasteride is an inhibitor that blocks this hormone and saves your hair follicles from being damaged in the process, thus making it more likely that you’ll keep your hair.

How long for Finasteride to work?

The results of Finasteride are often noticed at any time within 3-12 months of regular use. Remember to take the medication as prescribed by your Sons expert and not to be disheartened by potential initial signs of hair shedding - this means the treatment is working!

Everybody is different so many people might notice significant effects early on, while other might only notice slight changes later down the line. Speak to a Sons team member if you’re concerned about your plan or have any further questions.

Does Finasteride slow hair loss?

This medication effectively slows your hair loss. It does like by blocking the DHT androgen which contributes to male pattern hair loss, leaving your hair follicles in a healthy position to start accepting vital nutrients for the regrowth process.

Does Finasteride regrow hair?

Yes, there is evidence to suggest that Finasteride does promote hair growth by stimulating the cells around the hair follicles.
Because the DHT androgen has been blocked, your hair can now accept the vital nutrients it needs to grow and create new, healthier strands of hair.

Finasteride Side Effects

While side effects of the treatment are rare, there are things you should be aware of just in case. The most common effects in men, however unlikely they are, appear to be regarding sexual activity. Problems getting and maintaining an erection or reduced desire for sex are among the side effects that have previously been reported.