Countless men up and down the country experience hair loss issues that can be a great cause of concern. While this is a natural occurrence for men who possess the gene, it is often something that men want to fix.
Unfortunately, there is an abundance of treatments online that claim to work miracles, however, they won’t solve your problems. Our scientifically-researched medication is the best approach to combating your hair loss.
Let’s look at the treatments available to you at Sons and assess the finer details so you are better informed before commencing treatment.
Finasteride – What is it and how does it work?
It’s important to know that testosterone is naturally converted into DHT, an androgen that contributes to forming male characteristics in development, but it also causes male pattern hair loss. Heavy presence of DHT on the scalp can therefore have negative effects on your hair – that’s where Finasteride comes in.
Finasteride actively inhibits the shift from testosterone to DHT, meaning you are likely to have a reduced number of DHT hormones in your system. This is good news because it will slow and halt hair loss. Your hair cycle can once again get back to normal and you should begin to see a healthier head of hair as a result of the treatment.
The medication wasn’t initially designed to treat hair loss. In fact, it was usually prescribed to men with enlarged prostates, but a spotted side effect was how it would slow the process of hair loss in balding men, leading to further research into how the drug could be used in this manner.
There’s no denying that Finasteride works in the vast majority of men. Around 9 out of every 10 men experience positive reactions to taking the medication, including slowed and halted hair loss, and even hair regrowth in certain instances, with side effects reportedly low.
Minoxidil – What is it and how does it work?
This is a different form of medication used to treat hair loss and, as such, works differently to Finasteride. Minoxidil, rather than blocking testosterone’s conversion into DHT, increases blood flow to the hair follicles to create a better environment for strands of hair to develop and thrive.
By doing this, Minoxidil increases the amount of time hair spends in the growing phase of its cycle, thus boosting the likelihood that newer and healthier strands will grow where older strands won’t.
1ml of the topical formula you are prescribed by Sons is sufficient and everyday use will increase your chances of success. Minoxidil, either in its topical or oral form, is a very effective FDA-approved hair loss treatment plan.
The final word
If your circumstances call for it, prescribers will suggest you take both Finasteride and Minoxidil simultaneously to block DHT from causing hair loss and increase the blood flow to your scalp for a better chance of regrowth.
For all the information on our treatments, explore the Sons website today.