Question: Can finasteride regrow hair?

Yes, finasteride works to help regrow hair around the hairline, aswell as other areas of the scalp affected by male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is caused by large amounts of DHT (a male hormone), which shrinks hair follicles. DHT also affects hair follicles around the hairline.

Is it worth using finasteride?

For most men, absolutely. Numerous studies have found that finasteride can slow down or stop hair loss from male pattern baldness, and even stimulate hair growth.

Does finasteride raise testosterone?

Finasteride blocks the action of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. This enzyme changes testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow or hair loss in males. It will increase testosterone levels in the body, which decreases prostate size and increases hair growth on the scalp.

Which is better finasteride or minoxidil?

“Finasteride is by far the more clinically effective medication compared to minoxidil,” Gary Linkov, MD, of City Facial Plastics in New York City tells WebMD Connect to Care. Linkov does caution that finasteride can cause sexual side effects such as decreased semen and reduced sexual desire.

Is minoxidil or finasteride safer?

“Finasteride is by far the more clinically effective medication compared to minoxidil,” Gary Linkov, MD, of City Facial Plastics in New York City tells WebMD Connect to Care. Linkov does caution that finasteride can cause sexual side effects such as decreased semen and reduced sexual desire.

Can you stop minoxidil if you start finasteride?

In fact, a 2003 study confirmed that adding finasteride does not always block the hair loss that comes with stopping minoxidil. In short, a given individual will know in 4-6 months if they are one of the individuals that finasteride can block the hair loss after stopping minoxidil - or not.

Do you shed on finasteride?

Those who take finasteride are unlikely to see new hair growth, although they may experience hair growing back thicker and stronger than it was before. It is expected that you will see shedding of the hair after roughly 3 to 6 months of treatment. It will last around 2 weeks.

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