Exploring Finasteride's Benefit in Treating Androgenetic Alopecia: A Full Review

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Dr.Shah frequently treats patients for hair loss and one of his favorite salutations is Finasteride. Finasteride is a superior salutation for hair loss - especially hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia (AGA) as it is a 5a-reductase inhibitor, working by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a key factor in AGA. Finasteride effectively improves the scalp and hair by increasing hair counts which has been proved in numerous studies where the group taking the Finasteride was found to have vast improvement of the scalp and the hair while the placebo group results in progressive hair loss.

Finasteride is exceedingly effective for men with frontal scalp hair thinning The efficacy of finasteride in frontal male pattern hair loss indicates its potential benefit across different areas affected by AGA (Leyden et al., 1999). Research has also proven that Finasteride is a long term solution with no safety concerns identified over a five year period. (Long-term multinational experience, 2002). Despite finasteride typically being associated with male hair loss there have been increasing studies with women as subjects. Finasteride was proved to improve and or stabilize hair loss with women with hair loss pertaining to hyperandrogenism. However, its efficacy in postmenopausal women without hyperandrogenism is less clear, and more research is needed in this area (Shum et al., 2002).

Finasteride is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for AGA in men, with evidence supporting its use in various patterns of hair loss and long-term treatment. Its role in the treatment of female pattern hair loss, especially in the context of hyperandrogenism, requires further investigation.