Propecia 1mg Tablets Your doctor will prescribe Propecia because you have male pattern hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia). Propecia increases hair growth on the scalp and prevents further hair loss in men. Men with mild to moderate, but not complete hair loss, can benefit from using Propecia. Propecia is for use in men only.
How does Propecia work?
Propecia significantly reduces DHT, a key cause of hair loss, by inhibiting the formation of DHT in your scalp. By reducing DHT, it appears to inhibit the further shrinking of affected hair follicles. Scientists believe DHT and family history are key factors in hair loss.
Propecia blocks the formation of DHT and, in this way, appears to interrupt the development of male pattern hair loss and helps reduce further hair loss and regrow visible hair.
Propecia is the first and only FDA-approved pill proven to treat male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head) in men.
What is male pattern hair loss?
Male pattern hair loss is a common condition in which men experience thinning of the hair on the scalp, often resulting in a receding hairline and/or balding on the top of the head. This condition is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic factors and a particular hormone, DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
DHT contributes to shortening of the growth phase and thinning of the hair (see picture). This process leads to male pattern hair loss. These changes typically start to occur in some men in their 20s and become more common with age. Once hair loss has occurred over a long period of time, the hair may be permanently lost.
Results with Propecia: The earlier, the better
Male pattern hair loss is progressive, so the earlier you start taking Propecia, the better. Propecia can work over the long term only if you continue taking it. If you stop taking it, you will likely lose any hair you have gained within 12 months of stopping treatment.
What kind of results should I expect
It may take 3 to 6 months for a reduction in hair loss to be noticed. It is important to keep taking Propecia for as long as your doctor tells you. If you stop taking Propecia, you are likely to lose the hair you may have gained within 9 to 12 months