Can Finasteride Stop a Receding Hairline and Regrow Hair?
Used by millions of men worldwide, finasteride (which is widely known as Propecia) is one of the few proven medications on the market for preventing and, in some cases, reversing hair loss.
Finasteride does this by reducing levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body, the hormone that’s responsible for hair follicle miniaturization and male pattern baldness. Over time, DHT can damage your hair follicles, resulting in long-term hair loss.
Since finasteride works by reducing total DHT levels, it logically prevents you from losing hair.
Everyone is different, but as a general rule, the best way to think of finasteride is as a form of protection against further hair loss, not as a way to regrow hair that you’ve already lost.
However, study data does show that finasteride can regrow hair. Eighty-three percent of finasteride users stop losing hair as a result of using the medication, while about 65 percent of men regrew some hair as a result of taking finasteride. The amount of regrowth men experience varies and is unpredictable.
Now, does this mean that finasteride will completely restore your receding hairline? Probably not, especially if you’ve had a receding hairline for some time and have gone completely bald. However, it could result in some level of regrowth in areas where you’ve only recently started to notice thinning and recession. This is why doing something about your hair loss while still have some hair is so important.
How Should Finasteride Be Used in Hair Transplantation Operations?
If the patient is considering hair transplantation, in this case, he should not use Finasteride, which he used until the time of surgery, during the operation process. To avoid side effects during operation, Finasteride may be used again after the end of the operation and treatment process. Finasteride should be quitted 5 days before the date of operation. Finasteride, which has an effect on the blood cells with regular use, will increase the amount of bleeding that will occur during surgery. Following the successful completion of the surgery, it is safe to start using Finasteride again from the 5th day onwards.