WHAT IS FINASTERIDE?
Finasteride is an oral tablet, prescription medicine that is FDA approved to treat male pattern baldness.
HOW DOES FINASTERIDE WORK?
Finasteride belongs to a group of drugs called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It works by blocking the conversion of Testosterone to DHT by up to 70% and therefore lowers DHT levels in the body and at the scalp. Lowering DHT will allow your hair to start the process of growing back.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Results will begin appearing after 3-4 months but significant results may not be apparent for 6-9 months after starting the medication. Full results are usually seen approximately 1 year after starting treatment with Finasteride and using the medication on a daily basis. Patients who skip treatment days, weeks, or months may find that the medication does not work as effectively and does not produce the results they were expecting.