Propecia is the drug approved for the treatment and prevention of hair loss in men. Its active component is Finasteride in the dosage of 1 mg for oral use only.
Propecia is available from the local pharmacies with prescription and from online stores often without prescription and at lower prices. Usually online consultation is needed to determine if a patient is suitable for the treatment with Propecia. The treatment is adjusted depending on medical profile and diagnosis.
Propecia is taken once a day by men with male pattern hair loss. This is a hereditary condition affecting the hair follicles and characterized by slow and gradual loss of hair on the front and side parts of the scalp.
The condition is associated with the process of transformation of testosterone in the human body and particularly in the follicles on the scalp into dihydrotestesterone, a hormone inhibiting normal hair growth.
Propecia helps in preventing the formation of dihydrotestosterone and thus stops the hair loss, prevents it and helps regrow new hair on the affected areas of the scalp.
Still if a man experiences male pattern hair loss during a significant part of his life, for instance, during 10-15 or more years, the treatment becomes less effective.
Propecia appears to work better in men who only start experiencing thinning and d not hesitate waiting until it becomes advanced and their scalp becomes completely bald.
The hair experts recommend using Propecia as soon as the first signs of male pattern baldness occur. Propecia’s effects are confined within areas of the head where the thinning happens and the hair is still present. The scalp areas without hair are less prone to effects of Propecia and on such areas the regrowth of hair is rare. This can be explained by the fact that with time the hair follicles on such areas become unable to produce hair and even taking Propecia won’t bring any effect to such areas of the scalp.
Propecia induces regrowth of thinning hair and its major advantage is its potential to slow or stop male pattern hair loss. The beneficial treatment results are generally better in men who start using Propecia as soon as the first signs of baldness appear.
Men who start taking Propecia early are significantly better than in those who delay the treatment. Coping with hair loss early with Propecia is much better than waiting.
It is essential to take Propecia for baldness long term. Propecia stops the thinning and hair fall, but it does not produce complete cure for the male pattern hair loss. So, a person should take it during several months until he sees the results and then continue taking it to maintain the results of the treatment. The resumption of hair loss occurs when the medicine is stopped and the hair follicles on the head get influenced by dihydrotestosterone again.
If you are determined to take Propecia as a long term treatment and you are approved by your doctor for doing it, then you should remember taking it regularly each day. The use of the medicine is convenient – take one dose each day with water.
The process of hair regrowth takes time. It commonly takes up to 3 months to notice a difference after taking Propecia every day. Try to be patient and you will be rewarded with thickening of hair, having strong and dense hair on your head.