For men experiencing hair loss, we usually recommend they start some sort of prevention treatment before going ahead with the hair restoration procedure. One option is medical therapy treatments that can be taken orally – Propecia being the most popular. Propecia, a medical drug that contains Finasteride, is a synthetic drug manufactured by Merck and approved by FDA is used for the treatment of male pattern baldness (at this time, it is only approved for men and women are not approved to take the drug.) Propecia inhibits the action of type II 5α-reductase which is an enzyme responsible for the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT, also known as the “Hair Killer”). Finasteride works on both the crown area and the hairline but most successfully in the crown area during the treatment for androgenetic alopecia, also known as genetic hair loss or male pattern baldness.
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Propecia has recently become generic under the name Proscar. Originally, Propecia, which is FDA-approved for the treatment of male pattern baldness, is also used for prostate conditions, called prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In a five-year study of men with hair loss, two out of 3 men who took 1 mg of the drug regrew some hair.