Finasteride is a once-daily medication for male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia, or typical male balding) that works by blocking the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Reducing DHT by 60% has proven to stop the progression of hair loss in 86% of men during the clinical trials.

Finasteride helps block DHT regardless of the balding pattern. While proven most effective for treating the hairline, finasteride can also help restore hair growth to the crown and scalp.

Finasteride is the generic name for the well-known hair loss treatment Propecia. It is the only FDA-approved pill for male pattern baldness, proven to reverse hair loss.

  • In clinical studies, improvements in hair growth have been seen as early as 3 months with 1mg of finasteride. Researchers concluded that after one year of treatment, 66% of men treated with finasteride had increased hair growth, and 80% of men after two years.
  • These benefits were seen up to 5 years later, with a significant increase in scalp hair count and hair regrowth.
  • One study found that “1 mg/day promotes hair growth and prevents further hair loss in a significant proportion of men with male pattern hair loss.”

Finasteride is for Men only, women and children should not take or have direct contact with Finasteride.

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Treat hair loss with confidence. Get an online evaluation, doctor-recommended treatment plan and ongoing support if you ever have questions or concerns.

Through a free online visit, a Shapiro MD-affiliated doctor can evaluate your balding pattern to find the right treatment for you; whether that’s FDA-approved Finasteride, over-the-counter Minoxidil, or our natural DHT blocking line.

Frequently asked questions

How does hair loss treatment with Shapiro MD work?

We use telemedicine technology and U.S. licensed physicians to provide hair loss treatment that’s reliable, convenient, and discreet. It starts with your dynamic online visit. Your Shapiro MD-affiliated doctor needs to know about your health (current prescriptions, lifestyle, habits, medical history, and symptoms) and see pictures of your current hair loss. They also need to see an official ID to confirm your identity. They review everything, determine if telemedicine is safe for you , and either approve your treatment request or follow up within 24 hours. If you qualify, our doctors will provide a diagnosis and prescribe the right course of treatment to help you stop hair loss—and you may even regrow hair. If approved, your FDA-approved medication will come with a treatment plan with a great deal of information about hair loss. It is important you take the time to read it all.

How effective is this hair loss treatment?

1 mg dose of finasteride can effectively lower DHT levels in the scalp by as much as 60% when taken daily. It is DHT that shrinks or miniaturizes the hair follicle, which eventually leads to baldness. This 60% reduction in DHT has proven to stop the progression of hair loss in 86% of men taking the drug during clinical trials. 65% of trial participants had what was considered a substantial increase of hair growth.

How long does it take to see results?

Finasteride can take 3 to 4 months of daily use to start seeing visible changes. It can take up to a year to see the maximum results. As long as you don’t experience side effects, it’s best to continue medication for one full year before deciding on whether the medication is doing all it can for you.

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