Propecia increases hair growth on the scalp and prevents further hair loss in men.
Propecia increases hair growth on the scalp and prevents further hair loss in men. Men with mild to moderate but not complete hair loss can benefit from using Propecia. Male pattern balding (MPB) is caused by a combination of hereditary (genetic) factors and a hormone known as DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
DHT causes a decrease in the growing cycle of the hair leading to male pattern hair loss. These changes may start in men as early as their 20’s and becomes more common with age. Propecia lowers the levels of DHT in the scalp which helps to reverse the balding process in 85% of men and will re-grow hair in 38% of men.
It is a prescription medication and should only be used by men.
Propecia is a 1mg tablet which is taken daily.
How long for treatment to be effective?
It will take 6-9 months to achieve the full effect.
What happens if I stop taking it propecia?
If you stop taking Propecia you will lose any hair growth gain within 6-9 months.