What is Propecia?
Propecia (also known as Finasteride) is a tablet that’s taken daily to prevent hair loss in men who experience male pattern baldness. Propecia will work by slowing down the amount of hair loss you are experiencing, however, it may not reverse hair loss that has already occurred.
Therefore, if you are noticing that your hair is starting to thin or your hairline starting to recede, Propecia might just be the answer.
How does Propecia work?
There’s an enzyme in the body called 5-alpha reductase. Propecia converts the hormone testosterone into another hormone, dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. DHT can make hair follicles shrink, and trigger hair loss, if your body is sensitive to it.
Propecia stops the enzyme from converting testosterone into DHT, reducing the amount of the enzyme in the blood and the scalp. This helps to bolster hair growth, and prevent any more hair loss.
Is Propecia effective?
Propecia results have proven that it can greatly slow down the effects of male pattern baldness and even help with hair regrowth. Propecia has only shown improvement in mild to moderate cases of male pattern hair loss. Studies have shown positive results in over half of men, which range from good to excellent. Up to 80% of men who take Propecia will notice less hair loss and 65% of men who take Propecia will notice hair regrowth.