Male Hair Loss
How to use Finasteride for hair loss?
There are many causes of hair loss, and it has increased tremendously over the years. The most common question asked by the patients is How to use Finasteride for hair loss? Most of the patients to whom medications prescribed or even those who have heard about it. And want to use it to treat hair loss due to male pattern baldness, asks this question frequently.
First of all, you should avoid self-medication, because it can cause more harm. Rather, it is better to consult Dermatologists, as he/she will examine you, assess the condition of your scalp, runs suitable investigation and comes with the correct diagnosis. Once diagnosed, it becomes easier to prescribe the treatment plan, according to your scalp need.
What is finasteride for hair loss?
Finasteride & Minoxidil is used to treat male pattern hair loss i.e.androgenic alopecia. Androgenic alopecia or Male pattern baldness is a common cause of hair loss in men. It takes about 3-4 months of regular use of medications for positive results. Finasteride should be used by adult men only. Children and Women should not use this medication.
Finasteride dosage for hair loss
Finasteride is generally prescribed at a dose of 1mg/day. Some reports show that finasteride is responsible for a lot of side effects in males. Such as erectile dysfunction, poor quality, and quantity of semen, impotence among many others. But later, scientific evidence has been documented that the side effects mostly seen in very few unfortunate 1% of the people using it. It is a relatively safe drug and worldwide prescribed by doctors to treat androgenic alopecia.
How does Finasteride work?
Testosterone converted to DHT or Dihydrotestosterone in the presence of 5 alpha-reductase enzyme. DHT is the active form of testosterone in the tissues. And used for many biological androgenic functions. But when an excess of DHT is in the scalp area, it causes hair loss. Finasteride blocks the 5 alpha-reductase enzymes. i.e It is a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor and also helps to control the production of DHT. Thus finasteride helps to reduce hair fall. Generally, Finasteride and minoxidil used in combination, to stop hair loss.
Here is an opinion on the Finasteride.
If your dermatologist has prescribed the medications, you should follow their treatment protocol accordingly. Assistive treatment modalities are also available to enhance the results. Hence, a combination therapy approach preferred by many doctors. They include PRP, mesotherapy, LLLT, derma roller, etc.
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