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Propecia may sound like a fancy girls name but when it comes to dealing with hair loss she is definitely the Queen of hair restoration medications. Of all the hair loss products on the market, there are only two medications that are approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as clinically proven to promote hair growth and hair regrowth while reversing baldness.
Finasteride or Propecia is one, and Minoxidil (Rogaine or Foam Rogaine) is the other and these are the only medications that the FDA has approved and only after very extensive clinical trials.
What is Baldness?
Baldness and hair loss is caused by testosterone and in particular, a version of it known as dihydrotestosterone or DHT, the male hormone that makes us look and sound like guys.
The trouble with testosterone and DHT is that after we become adults they start having a very different set of effects on our body.
You may start noticing hair grow out of your nose or out of your ears, why it does that we have no idea, but we also know that hair loss on our head also starts and we simply don’t buy into all the aerodynamic explanations that keep coming our way.
DHT starts to constrict the blood supply to your follicles and this starts to show initially as thinning hair leading to baldness. If you don’t start a hair loss remedy pretty soon after baldness sets in then you’ll only be able to get some hair on there if you go get a hair transplant.
A hair transplant is a pretty drastic and expensive way of hair replacement and it’s better to deal with the problem before it gets to that point. Tackling hair loss as soon as it starts is the best way of dealing with baldness – remember the offense, in this case, is the best form of defense!
Enter Propecia – she’ll make your hair stand on end!
Propecia tackles hair loss by directly working on your levels of DHT in your body.
By lowering the level of DHT that leaves less to attack your follicles and so they stay healthier for longer.
Propecia doesn’t just do that though – Propecia actively works to stop DHT from binding itself to follicles and choking off the blood flow.
How do I buy Propecia?
Before you can get your hands on one of the most popular hair loss treatments you’ll need to get a doctor to write a Propecia prescription for you.
You’ll find you can order Propecia easily and simply online or at your local pharmacy but you’ll find it cheaper online than in town.
How do I take it?
Propecia is just one simple pill that is taken each day. Your doctor will prescribe a dosage that is suitable for you.
Often you’ll be recommended to use a medicated shampoo such as Nizoral to help keep your scalp and hair in top condition.
Other than that, there’s nothing more to say – it’s that easy!
How safe is Propecia?
Bottom line, Propecia is safe! It does have the potential for one major side effect, and you need to decide if you’re willing to risk that side effect. And that side effect is possible libido loss. Yes, you could potentially lose interest in sex and perhaps have issues with getting or maintaining an erection.
So if that particularly huge side effect isn’t an issue for you, then Propecia may be for you.
Propecia went through a five-year clinical program to test out how effective it is at hair restoration. Not only that it was tested rigorously to see what the side effects were and it is perfectly safe when used as instructed, with the one side effect previously mentioned.
Remember, Propecia is only one of two medications that the FDA has approved not only for effective hair loss treatment but also because it is safe to use. If you want to see how big a deal that is, just take a look at all the hair loss treatments that are out there and ask yourself, why only two are FDA approved!
When should I start it?
The golden rule is that the sooner you start treating your hair loss condition the faster and better the results will be.
Propecia has been clinically tested and demonstrated to help regenerate hair on bald patches on the head and that is a big, big leap ahead compared to other hair treatments.
You’ll find that Propecia is not only simple to use and highly effective but very cost-effective. Many people spend thousands of dollars on hair treatments that simply don’t work. Because Propecia has had FDA approval you know that it is not only safe but that it works!
Always investigate with professionals what you can do for a hair loss treatment, with the professionals you can get specific options for you.
For more information about hair restoration contact Athré Facial Aesthetics.