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Propecia hair restoration
We all know that hair loss is a natural occurrence the older we get, but it can be slowed down or even reversed. Whilst not the worst thing in the world it can make one feel negative about their appearance. Male pattern baldness is the most common condition, it affects the top/middle of the head and normally occurs from the mid to late 20's. There are 8 million in the UK today with the condition, but many think treatment is very expensive and won't work for them. This is not true, a months treatment can cost less than a night out, and a kebab on the way home.
Propecia success stories
Propecia user since, August 2010
What can I say, life is great, hair is good. Just thought I would let you know,for the folks who are thinking of trying Propecia that it does work. I would guestimate my current status, I am around 90% of what I had as a 21 year old.
I started noticing hair loss at 25, and didn't do anything til I was turning 27. I'm nearly 29 now. I would say that during the initial stages, the treatment was a bit hit and miss, but since month 14 everything has been great.
My ex chick said my hair is way thicker than it was before and so did my father, who told me he thought I was losing my hair but wanted to know what happened.
Even with wet hair, it looks acceptable to me, it was around month 20 for it to get this good. I would say I'm 98% where I was as a 21 year old now.
How does Propecia work
Propecia, pronounced 'Pro-pee-sha', increases the number of scalp hairs, this is a thickening of hair, in the front, top and crown of the head. It works by inhibiting the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), DHT causes hair loss by shortening the hair growth phase. This shorter anagen phase, causes a decrease in the number of hair follicles, for a full explanation (see Reasons for hair loss in men).
When will I see results from Propecia
Men usually find that it takes between 3 and 6 months before they start to notice a difference. Propecia works better in younger people, or people that are just starting to lose their hair, and has been proven to still work after 5 years of use.
Increasing the dosage of Propecia
Many men have asked us, "if I double the dosage of Propecia will my hair grow quicker". The answer to this is unfortunately no, in clinical trials of 5mg Finasteride against the 1mg variety there were no further benefits in the increased dosage.
Important information about Propecia
It is important that if your partner is pregnant or your are both trying to have a baby you should not use Propecia. This is due to the hormone DHT we mentioned earlier, it causes an enzyme in the male embryo to be missing causing a severe birth defect (hypospadias).
Effects on body hair whilst using Propecia
You may find when using Propecia that you produce less body hair, this may be an added benefit to many. The reason behind this is the increased DHT levels in adult men, stimulates the growth of body hair. Propecia reduces the formation of DHT and therefore body hair growth is reduced. The results vary on person to person, but taking Propecia will not increase the growth of body hair.