Losing hair is never fun. Most people want to stop losing hair as well as restore the hair that they have already lost. The good news is that the hair loss treatment industry is continually making breakthroughs in available treatments for hair loss.
Half of the battle in hair loss treatment is putting the brakes on your hair loss. The 3 most proven and effective ways of doing this are 1) finasteride, known by the brand names Propecia or Proscar; 2) minoxidil, known as Rogaine; and 3) the latest treatment, PRP.
Finasteride works best at treating hair loss caused by androgenic alopecia or male /female pattern baldness. Hair loss in these cases is caused by a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Finasteride works to stop the conversion of our androgens into this new hair-killing hormone and therefore is a very effective way of preventing further hair loss. Of course, any prescription drug comes with a slight chance of side effects and therefore isn’t for everyone. But at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we will recommend that most patients try finasteride for a month or so and see if they have any adverse effects from it. If there are no side effects from taking this prescription medication, then by all means continue to take it daily because it can and will prevent further hair loss.