What Is Propecia?
Most of us will lose around 100 hairs every day, but because of genetics, hormones and age, this can be dramatically accelerated for some, often irreversibly. Hair loss is a medical condition, and as such requires prompt medical diagnosis and treatment.
An easy solution to a complicated problem is something that all sufferers of hair loss are desperately searching for. It’s unsurprising then that several pharmaceutical solutions are now available, but can they do anything to help?
Propecia is a common—but dangerous—treatment for hair loss. As such, Advanced Hair Studio has never prescribed this drug—nor will we in the future.
How Does It Work?
Propecia, known by its chemical name Finasteride, is a potent hair loss medication that works by targeting specific hormones that accelerate hair loss.
It works by reducing production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body, a hormone derived from the breakdown of testosterone in the body. While DHT isn’t harmful normally, it binds to hair follicles and causes them to prematurely shrink, preventing hair growth. The exact reason it does this is still unknown.
Research has shown that Propecia is an effective treatment for hair loss but the side effects are so severe that Advanced Hair Studio has never, and would never, recommend it as a treatment option.
Propecia also needs to be regularly taken to be effective. As such, once you cease taking the medication, balding will resume. A temporary solution to a permanent problem really isn’t worth the risk, particularly when Advanced Hair Studio offers a range of stress-free treatments that can help restore your hair permanently.
However, getting to the root of hair loss will involve a comprehensive picture of the condition through expert diagnosis. A number of factors can contribute to hair loss, like genetics and environmental pressures, and Propecia can only target hormonal levels.
What Are The Side Effects?
While Propecia can offer hair regrowth, it has several serious side effects, including:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Muscle swelling
- Mental fogginess
- Anxiety, sadness
- Muscle soreness
- Rapid weight changes
- Skin rashes
Whilst Propecia can work for some people, it is not worth these devastating and common side effects.
Is Propecia Worth It?
Propecia was one of the leading treatments worldwide for male pattern baldness and hair loss. It has been proven to slow down hair loss, and for many people, it helped hair to grow back.
However, as the side effects began to emerge, doctors stopped prescribing this medication, instead switching to a safer alternative such as Minoxidil.
Advanced Hair Studio Provides Expert Advice On Treatment Options
It can be difficult to determine the causes of and treatments for hair loss. Advanced Hair Studio offers a suite of industry-leading treatments and solutions to maximise your chances of reversing hair loss in a long-term and meaningful way.
From flagship treatments like our Laser Hair Growth Treatment, Strand-By-Strand®, and our Advanced Singular Grafting, right through to our highly-specialised trichologist-led lifestyle treatments, Advanced Hair Studio has an answer for you.
We will determine what’s causing your hair loss, and give you the tools to combat it.
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