With so many hair loss products circulating in pharmacies, health shops and online, it’s a wonder why so many men still battle with a receding hairline. Hundreds of supplements and treatments promise to halt the balding process and restore hair but unfortunately, most are simply exaggerating or even making illegal claims about their merits. In such a highly marketing-oriented, consumer driven culture, how is the average man with able to tell the difference between what works for hair loss and what doesn’t? Quite simply, there are only two treatments that that are clinically proven and licensed to treat hair loss and the most effective treatment for men is Propecia.
How does Propecia work?
Propecia is a one-a-day tablet that works by inhibiting the formation of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in your scalp. DHT is the main cause for male pattern baldness, the most common form of hair loss which affects 80% of men. The body naturally converts testosterone to DHT but significantly higher levels of DHT on the scalp attack the hair follicles causing them to shrink. This results in thinning hair which can lead to baldness.
Propecia is the first and only FDA approved pill proven to treat male pattern hair loss on the top, middle and front of the head where hair loss generally occurs. For extra stubborn patches of balding or receding hair, a combination of Propecia and minoxidil, the only other FDA approved hair loss treatment, will give superior results. And there are other ‘booster products’ that can add to Propecia’s effectiveness. It’s also important that any prescription medication is closely monitored by a medical specialist.
MRPS Christina Chikaher said Propecia produces visible results. “The majority sees stabilisation of hair loss and most show regrowth and an improved appearance in the quality of the hair.”
What scientific evidence is there to prove Propecia is an effective hair loss treatment?
Hair loss is usually a progressive condition, and male pattern baldness can start as early as puberty. The earlier the condition is addressed, the better the result. A five year clinical study demonstrated the effectiveness of Propecia in treating hair loss.
The facts of the study:
- 9 out of 10 men who took Propecia had visible results – either regrowth of hair (48%) or no further hair loss (42 %), compared to 25% who took a placebo according to an assessment of photographs by an independent panel of dermatologists.
- 2 out of 3 men who took Propecia regrew hair, as measured by hair count. All of the men in the study who were not taking Propecia lost hair.
- A majority of men who took Propecia were rated as improved by doctors – 77% compared to 15% of men who took a placebo
- A majority of men who took Propecia reported that their bald spot got smaller, their hair loss slowed down, and the appearance of their hair improved.
How do I know that it will work for me?
If you’re a man who’s subjected to male pattern baldness and is beginning to recede, the chances are you’ll want a quick fix solution for the best price. There are literally hundreds of hair loss products you could try but wouldn’t you want to try the best proven treatment first so you could stop worrying about your hair and start enjoying life again?
“The rule of thumb, and general belief, is that if it (the bald area) has gone smooth, it is unlikely hair will regrow,” Belgravia Centre hair loss specialist Leonora Doclis said.
“Most men with vertex thinning, that is, thinning on top of the scalp, respond well to the treatment.”
Most men can expect to see visible results in as little as three months but since everyone’s genetic code is different and Propecia is a hormonal treatment, the response time can vary. At the end of the day, Propecia is clinically proven to treat hair loss in men. If hair loss is a concern for you, would you try everything on the shelf before turning to the best treatment?
For more information, contact The Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. Alternatively, simply complete an online diagnostic form to access expert advice and the most effective treatments for hair loss from anywhere in the world.