Are you interested in counteracting the effects of hair loss, but are hesitant to undergo an in-office procedure to do it? At Hair Restoration of the Palm Beaches, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to hair restoration. That’s why we’re proud to offer our male patients access to one of the current leading prescription medications for hair loss — Propecia.
With offices located in both Boynton Beach and Wellington, Florida, Hair Restoration of the Palm Beaches is committed to providing our clients with the hair restoration solutions they need to lead happy, healthy lives. If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation appointment to see which method of hair restoration is right for you, contact us today!
What Are the Benefits of Using Prescription Medication for Hair Loss?
Prescription medication for hair loss offers patients a convenient alternative to in-office treatments. This medication can be taken in the comfort of the patient’s own home, while still giving them the hair restoration results they desire. This treatment can be used as a primary treatment for patients who experience hair loss early in life or are not ready for invasive treatment. It can also be used conjunction with other hair restoration treatments.
Currently, the only prescription medication that our practice offers for hair restoration is Propecia.
What is Propecia?
Propecia is currently one of the only oral medications on the market that is FDA-approved to treat male-pattern baldness. This drug works by targeting one of the most fundamental causes of hormone-based hair loss.
Finasteride, the active drug in Propecia, blocks the action of an enzyme called five-alpha-reductase that changes testosterone into another hormone called DHT. When left untreated, DHT causes hair loss in men. Because Propecia can only block the action of this enzyme for as long as finasteride is in the body, the results of treatment only last as long for as long as the patient continues to take the medication.
Once an individual begins taking Propecia, he should expect to wait at least three months before seeing any visible changes in hair growth.
Am I a Candidate?
Unfortunately, Propecia cannot adequately address female pattern baldness. Because of this, this medication is typically only taken by males. While most patients experience no adverse side effects during and after treatment with Propecia, a very small percentage of men who take it experience sexual dysfunction or adverse effects on overall mood.
Interested in learning more about Propecia or any of the other hair restoration treatments we offer? Contact Hair Restoration of the Palm Beaches today to schedule a consultation appointment.