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Finasteride in St. Louis is a viable option for addressing excessive hair fall. Hair fall is normal and may occur as a part of your daily hair styling routine. However, it becomes a source of major concern when we begin losing our hair at an increased and abnormal pace. When left unaddressed for a long time, regular hair loss may even lead to balding. In the general male population, it is fairly common for people to start losing their hair from the hairline, crown, mid-scalp region. It may occur as a result of the individual’s genetic makeup and even their daily routines. Despite its commonality, most people choose to tackle their hair loss problem by consulting a trusted medical professional.
Rejuvenate Hair Growth With Finasteride
Finasteride at St. Louis Hair Restoration.
One of the many ways of dealing with hair loss is through the regular consumption of oral medications. Finasteride is an FDA-approved tablet that offers proven results to patients suffering from androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness.
The medicine is prescribed to men who notice an increase in their hair loss and whose hairlines have visibly receded. The medication comes in the form of a 1 mg pill that is consumed once a day. Treatment through this oral tablet is long-term and requires the patient to diligently keep up with their prescribed routine. It is preferred because of its reliability, non-invasive nature, and ease of use.
How it Works
Male pattern baldness is usually caused due to an increase in the level of DHT hormone in their scalp. The dihydrotestosterone hormone causes hair follicles in the scalp to shrink. As a result, the follicle eventually stops hair growth altogether.
Finasteride 1 mg stops the conversion of testosterone into DHT, and gradually decreases the level of DHT in the scalp. As DHT concentration dwindles, hair loss begins to slow down allowing the remaining healthy hair to continue to grow.
Finasteride is clinically tested and proven to work for a large majority of balding men. It is also very convenient to use and specifically targets the scalp. Hair growth on other parts of the body is not affected.
Before you take Finasteride, you must come in for a consultation session at St. Louis Hair Restoration. A physical examination of your scalp and hair will be performed. To determine your risk factors and health status, your medical history will be discussed. Photographs may be taken before, during, and after your treatment to track your progress.
Finasteride 1 mg should only be taken upon prescription from a doctor. Doctors prescribe medicine after a thorough examination of the patient.
Patients are prescribed one pill per day and should be consistent with their medication. It is advised that the tablet be swallowed with a glass of water. It is safe to be consumed on an empty stomach, and can also be taken after a meal.
Things to Remember
Finasteride is effective on mild to moderate hair loss and is not prescribed to patients with complete hair loss.
It requires no special change in the haircare routine of a patient. You should share your medical history, ongoing medications, and allergies with your physician before they prescribe the tablet.
When Will I See Results?
Patients begin to notice a reduction in hair loss over the course of time. Results usually appear within a few months of tablet consumption and a visible reduction in hair loss within a year.
The treatment usually takes several months before visible results are observed. Finasteride lowers the DHT levels in your bloodstream as soon as it is absorbed by the body. However, your hair takes a long time to regrow.
Continuously taking the medicine will help you achieve long-term results. If you stop taking the tablet, you will lose the benefits of Finasteride treatment in 6 to 12 months.
Patients who are taking Finasteride medication will be regularly evaluated for progress and side effects. Urine and blood tests may be needed during your follow-up visits.
Pregnant women should not come in contact with the medication, as it can carries a risk of birth defects for male babies. Breastfeeding women are also prohibited from coming in contact with the Finasteride tablet.
Cost of Finasteride Treatment
The cost of Finasteride treatments varies depending on the specific needs and concerns of every patient. The overall cost may be impacted by the brand of Finasteride prescribed and length of treatment.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about Finasteride in St. Louis or other hair loss solutions, contact St. Louis Hair Restoration to schedule a consultation today. Gregg Kreyling and Dr. Pawlinga will work together to find the best customized solution for your hair loss needs.