Finasteride is a medication used in the treatment of alopecia or male pattern hair loss, which involves hair thinning and often balding or a receding hair line.
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Hair loss or thinning can affect men from the age of 20 onwards, but is more common as men age. It usually effects all men at some point of their life. When a hair strand is lost, a new strand usually grows from the same strand. It can take three years for one strand of hair to grow. Alopecia sees hair follicles decreasing in size over time, equating to thinner sized hair strands. These thin strands fall out much sooner. Baldness is the cause of minute hair follicles that don’t even make it to the scalp’s surface.
Finasteride is the generic name of the drug and is also the active ingredient in the medication to reduce hair loss. Propecia is a branded version which also contains the active ingredient.
The cause of alopecia?
An androgenic hormone called dihydrotestosterone. Finasteride works to target this hormone and treat the condition. If the hair has not been present for a significant amount of time, then the treatment may not be effective.
Results are usually visible within a few months. However, full benefits are noticed after a year which is why continuous use of the treatment is vital. If there has been no result after a year, then you should stop using the treatment.
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