Finasteride is an FDA-approved oral medication commonly used to treat and reverse male pattern baldness. This medical management technique for hair loss is appropriate for men who prefer to combat hair loss with a daily dose of medication rather than a foam like Rogaine®.
How Does Finasteride Work?
Finasteride can prevent and reverse male pattern baldness in adult men by decreasing the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) produced in the body. DHT fuels hair loss by weakening the chemical signals that stimulate new hair cell generation and growth. Finasteride makes it possible to limit the supply of DHT and in turn minimize hair loss damage. Men who take finasteride on a daily basis can achieve increased hair regrowth paired with slower hair loss.
Controlled trials completed with finasteride demonstrate that men who take the medication have 107 more hairs per square inch after one year of use and 277 more hairs per square inch after five years of use. This is a significant increase that shows the promise of finasteride as an oral medication to resolve hair loss.
Turn to the Tampa Center for Hair Restoration
The team at Tampa Center for Hair Restoration are hair regrowth experts who will evaluate your hair loss patterns and determine if finasteride is the ideal solution. Finasteride is best for adult men who want to combat hair thinning and loss at the crown and in the middle of the scalp. Call 813-734-7426 now to make your first appointment with the hair growth experts at Tampa Center for Hair Restoration and enjoy thick, healthy hair once again.