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If you are going bald you should consider using Propecia to halt or even reverse your hair loss. While there is no “Hair Loss Cure”, hair loss drugs like Propecia can often stop or even reverse alopecia in most people.
Studies have shown that almost 80% of men using Propecia stopped or even reversed their hair loss to some degree.
Propecia (Finasteride) was originally a drug called Proscar, which was used to treat and reduce mens prostate conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Its parent company, Merck & Co., soon realized that the drug had a unique side effect - it grew hair on bald men's heads. In December 22, 1997 the FDA approved Propecia as a hair loss pill. Merck & Co. then marketed the drug as a hair loss treatment under the trade name of Propecia.
Baldness is largely the result of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) interacting with those hair follicles that are genetically vulnerable to their effects.
DHT is essentially the active ingredient or catalyst for the hair loss process. DHT binds with the receptor sites of genetically vulnerable follicles and gradually degrades the follicles ability to produce healthy hair. This eventually results in baldness in the affected areas.
Propecia works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into "DHT". By reducing the DHT present in the scalp the thinning process is slowed and some times even reversed.
However, Propecia has not been proven to restore hair in the frontal areas. For reasons yet unknown these drugs, along with Rogaine, generally only work in regrowing thinning hair in crown area of the scalp. Only hair transplant surgery has been successful in restoring hair in the frontal hairline area once it has been lost.
Propecia is also less effective in growing hair in older men. These hair loss drugs work best for men who have been balding for less than five years.
Most of the physicians recommended on this site will prescribe Propecia to halt a patient’s hair loss and then restore the hair already lost with hair transplant surgery. These treatments in combination can work synergistically. The drugs work to halt the hair loss, while hair restoration surgery restores what was lost.