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Using Finasteride (PROPECIA) as a hair loss treatment- when will I gain?

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Individuals facing hair loss or those who are already bald have heard about Finasteride, one of the leading hair loss treatments today. The FDA approved hair loss treatment is now provided in 1 mg, 5 mg, 0.5 mg, 0.25 mg among others.

The nonsurgical hair restoration procedure is both available as an oral medication and liquid-finasteride. Finasteride or Propecia is a treatment to a number of cases such as;

  • Hair loss

  • Prostate enlargement

  • Hirsutism (women) among others

Finasteride as a hair loss treatment

It is said that an individual can witness hair growth within 6 to 7 months of applying finasteride on the thinning region. The medical acts as an initial hair loss solution to mostly men.

Propecia mainly converts testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to stop hair loss.

Propecia is normally accessed in pharmacies, but it’s best that a patient consults a chemist, hair expert, or a hair transplant surgeon before using the medication.

When can I forego Finasteride?

Most men are candidates for finasteride treatment, but there are circumstances when finasteride will not help.

Extensive hair loss

Finasteride can offer excellent hair loss for hair loss beginners or in other words, initial hair loss. Finasteride will quickly stop the enzyme action, thereby promoting hair growth.

Bald patients won’t achieve much from the treatment and the only option of attaining back their hair stands to be a hair transplant. A hair transplant in India will automatically return back the hair with the help of the transplanted follicular units.

Hair therapies like PRP, Mesotherapy, or a BIO-fue hair transplant are recommended to overcome baldness.

Possible side effects

  • Headaches

  • Swelling of the breasts

  • Weakness

  • Abnormal ejaculation

  • Impotence

In addition, if poorly applied or swallowed, finasteride can cause several complications like faintness, passing out among others. Try to attain the proper measures of using finasteride before you embark on the treatment.

Do women use finasteride?

Finasteride is mainly recommended for males, though some women may also use it for hair loss.

In women, finasteride is generally used to treat hirsutism a condition of excessive hair growth on the skin. Studies show that finasteride provides almost 95% of results in women suffering from hirsutism after 23 months of proper treatment.

Finasteride or a hair transplant

As earlier explained, finasteride can solve less hair loss or thinning but has less impact on baldness. In this case, a hair transplant in Punjab can solve a patient’s hair problems permanently.

  • Regarding cost

Patients who use finasteride aren’t certain about the results and the end of the treatment. One may have to use finasteride for his whole life attain the designed results which may cost a lot more than a hair transplant.

  • Side effects

One will have to deal with finasteride side effects as long as he uses the treatment, whereas a hair transplant side effects are experienced in a short period of time.

  • Artistry

There is no artistry in finasteride yet a hair transplant offers it. A hair surgeon designs one’s hairline and the scalp delivering excellent natural results.