ORAL AND TOPICAL TREATMENTS

Finasteride (Propecia® or Proscar®)

Finasteride is a prescription only tablet which is given to slow further hair loss in men, this is a DHT inhibitor and is given to slow down male pattern baldness.

It is not the testosterone that causes the hair loss but it’s converted form, DHT, which causes it. For this to happen, an enzyme by the name of 5-Alpha-Reductase is needed which then facilitates this conversion. Finasteride blocks this enzyme and hence the conversion of testosterone to DHT.

You can hear all the in and outs of Finasteride but the question on many men’s mind is will it work? Is it a miracle drug that will stop my hair from falling out and cover my head in hair? Well, Finasteride is very successful but it does not have a 100% success rate.

There have been lots of studies into the success rate of the drug and one study shows that 83% of men taking Finasteride did not experience any more hair loss since the start of the prescription. Furthermore, 66% of the men noticed that they had regrowth.

Adverse effects of finestride include a loss of libido, a reduced ability to develop and maintain an erection, and a decrease in ejaculate.

hOW PROPECIA HELPS…

Clinical studies have shown that Propecia works to drastically block the formation of DHT in the body.

This increases your ability to grow hair normally.

Minoxidil

Minoxidil can be purchased over the counter, without prescription, in concentrations of either 2% or 5%. The medication appears to have the most benefit between the first 5 months and 2 years, after which, effectiveness gradually decreases.

Minoxidil needs to be used on a continuous basis to remain effective; hair preserved by Minoxidil will shed once the medication is stopped

Minoxidil appears to work by widening the hair follicle, causing a thicker strand of hair, and by prolonging the anagen stage of hair growth which results in longer and a higher number of hair strands. The exact physiological basis for these effects remains unknown, but it has been shown to be safe and effective when used properly. According to “Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine,” studies have shown that “up to 60% of men show improvement in vertex balding…with a mean increase in hair density of 10-12%.”

Minoxidil can be purchased over the counter, without prescription, in concentrations of either 2% or 5%. The medication appears to have the most benefit between the first 5 months and 2 years, after which, effectiveness gradually decreases.

Minoxidil needs to be used on a continuous basis to remain effective; hair preserved by Minoxidil will shed once the medication is stopped.

MEDICATION PRICING GUIDE

As the Hair Dr is dedicated to providing the best quality hair treatments, each client is given an individual care plan which is tailored to their needs and requirements. As all cases are treated individually, we can only offer a general pricing overview on our website. 

Call us today for a free consultation to help restore your confidence and your smile.

FINASTERIDE

£35 per month or
£400 for a 12 month supply

MINOXIDIL

£35 per month or
£400 for a 12 month supply

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