Hair Loss Medication
Hair Loss Medication
Propecia, also known as finasteride is an effective tablet form medication that is proven to reverse male pattern hair-loss. Male pattern hair-loss is when the DHT (Dihydro-testosterone) causes hair follicles to thin and stop growing. Finasteride reduces the levels of DHT which in effect can prevent further hair loss or thinning. It can also prevent shock-loss after undergoing a hair transplant procedure as well as promoting growth of the newly transplanted grafts.
How do I purchase Propecia/finasteride and how should it be taken?
You will need to have a consultation with one of our doctors to assess your medical history before it is prescribed. Once it has been prescribed, It is advisable to take a tablet once a day and to continue taking it for at least a year.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are uncommon and generally, they are mild. Possible side effects can include breast tenderness, decrease or increase in libido, rashes, itching, swelling of the face or lips. It is recommended that if you experience any of these, they can be reversed upon stopping the medication or by lowering the dose.
Minoxodil is a topical solution and is also known as Regaine which can be purchased from most pharmacies over the counter. Originally, it was used to treat high blood pressure and has been proven to stimulate and improve hair growth. It is more effective for thinning rather than baldness so its advisable to use it as early as possible otherwise results are less noticeable.
One of the disadvantages of Minoxodil is that it may as a side effect, cause hair growth not only on the scalp, but across the whole body. It may also cause skin irritation. It unfortunately is not as effective as Finasteride but for those who prefer not to take tablets, can trial Minoxodil and may see some benefit from using it, particularly as it can help stimulate hair growth and improve areas which have thinned. It must be used daily on the scalp. If you decide to stop using the solution, hair loss or thinning of the hair follicles may continue.