Reviewed by: Daniel Williams, MD
Hair loss can be a major problem for both men and women, and while NOT intended for use by women, Propecia is designed to inhibit the formation of the hormonal substance that contributes to hair loss in men. Propecia is prescribed to help stop hair loss, and in many cases can actually contribute to the growth of new hair.
What is Propecia?
Though it may seem sudden, men don’t lose their hair overnight. Likewise, Propecia doesn’t work overnight either. To give Propecia time to work, countless numbers of men with commitment-phobia have made a one-year commitment to Propecia. Men who use Propecia sometimes see their hair loss slowing after 90 days, and sometimes see new hair growth after six months. So to ensure any type of lasting result, Propecia must be taken for at least a year. Men who take it beyond that year have seen even greater success rates.
After using Propecia for two years, 99% of men saw their progressing baldness stop in clinical trials, and two-thirds experienced new hair growth. Propecia typically works on bald spots, but there is not enough evidence at this time showing that Propecia works for receding hairlines at the temples.
To find out more about Propecia and hair-loss visit our Hair Loss Article Section.
Test Your Baldness Knowledge
For those who think they may know a thing or two about baldness, here’s a little quiz to keep you well-informed:
- True or False: Someone actually patented the combover.
- True or False: Wearing a hat can make you go bald.
- True or False: David Letterman wears a toupee.
- True or False: Hair is a form of skin.
- True or False: Chronically playing with your hair will contribute to baldness.
- True or False: If left untreated for too long, a bad case of dandruff will lead to hair loss.
- True or False: Hair loss can be passed down from both the maternal and paternal sides of the family.
- True or False: Curly Howard of the 3 Stooges lost his hair because of a childhood illness.
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