HAIR LOSS

For many people, hair loss is either hereditary or a natural part of the ageing process. 

Medication has been clinically proven to help stop the progression of hair loss and even encourage the growth of new hair.

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Finasteride, hair loss tablets

Finasteride

  • Same active ingredient in Propecia (Brand Name)
  • Once daily dosage
  • For Male pattern baldness

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Most frequent questions and answers hair loss

Hair loss is a natural process associated with ageing. However, when this becomes excessive it can be a sign of a condition called male pattern baldness. 

Hair loss is most commonly caused by genetics (inherited from your parents), and male pattern baldness is always inherited. 

Other hair loss conditions such as alopecia are caused by an autoimmune problem.

There is currently no way to prevent this genetic disorder, and also no cure.

Medications containing finasteride or minoxidil have been found to reduce or stop hair loss. The effect of these treatments only last as long as the treatment is being taken. 

Androgenetic alopecia is a medical term for male pattern baldness. It occurs when a males hair follicles become overly sensitive to male sex hormones. The follicles then shrink and eventually stop growing hair.

Other alopecia conditions are thought to be caused by an autoimmune disease.

Finasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone to DHT, which slows or even reverses the hair loss process.


No. There is currently no definitive cure for male pattern baldness.

There are a variety of treatment options available, the most common being finasteride. When taking finasteride you should continue taking the full course as if you stop taking finasteride, you will probably lose any hair gained.

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