Hair Restoration with Finasteride
Finasteride, commonly known as Propecia, is a prescription medication used for hair restoration. It is designed to target male pattern baldness, which is caused by the accumulation of a hormone called DHT in the scalp. As men age, DHT can build up within hair follicles, causing them to shrink and produce finer hairs until no hair is produced. This leads to thinning hair, bald patches on the scalp, receding hairline, and complete baldness.
Finasteride reduces the amount of DHT in the body, thus decreasing the amount of DHT that reaches the hair follicles and preventing further damage. While finasteride may not regrow all lost hair, it can prevent your condition from worsening and thickening existing hair, making your scalp look fuller. Men usually report positive results from using this medication, including increased hair density and thickness.