Question: I have a receding hairline and losing hair on top of my head I’ve been using Finasteride for a month! Do you think it could help?
Answer: Hi Ali, finasteride 1mg tends to be effective at blocking the hormone DHT, which latches on to follicles around the top of the scalp and hairline in cases of Male Pattern Baldness and causes thinning hair and hair loss. Whilst this is useful in treating hair thinning – like that which you say you are experiencing along your vertex – its efficacy in relation to treating a receding hairline is unknown.
Belgravia specialists find that using a combination treatment course featuring both finasteride 1mg and appropriate formulations of high strength minoxidil can be more beneficial than finasteride alone for treating male hair loss, particularly in relation to a receding hairline and a thinning crown. Minoxidil is a topical drug which promotes hair regrowth and has shown to be particularly advantageous in areas of stubborn hairloss, including the hairline which is the slowest area of the scalp to regrow hair.
Generally we would advise waiting at least three-to-four months after starting treatment in order to see what results it starts to provide – though this timeline depends on how advanced the shedding was when treatment was first started. This is because, due to the natural timing of the hair growth cycle, it is unlikely that you would see any significant progress before this. However, as you are only using one of the key clinically-proven treatment options, you can certainly explore adding in applications of high strength minoxidil, as well as additional hair growth boosters, at any time in order to help maximise your approach.
If you would like more information on the formulations of minoxidil available from Belgravia’s in-clinic pharmacies, or personalised hair loss treatment recommendations, please contact us for a consultation. This can take place at one of Belgravia’s Central London or City of London hair loss clinics, or – if you are based outside London or the UK – you can complete our online consultation form.
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.