Newin Hair Transplant, Hair Loss Treatment



Finasteride is an oral medication and is available by prescription for males. It inhibits the action of an enzyme in the body that converts testosterone in DHT (di-Hydrotestosterone). DHT miniaturises hair/hair follicles in genetically susceptible people. Studies have demonstrated that Finasteride can decrease DHT production by 60-65%.

Clinical studies have demonstrated that in around 86% of people using it there is nil or significantly diminished hair loss. Additionally, in around 46-50% there is an improvement in density in the mid scalp and crown regions (though typically not in the front region).

Side effects may occur with this medication; and in 1-2% of males the libido (sexual drive) may be reduced. Side effects resolve upon ceasing medical treatment.