Propecia (Finasteride). A good alternative to hair transplant
Alopecia is one of the common esthetic problems in men. Every third man has one of several types of the alopecia. There are several causes of this disease:
- Hormonal disorders
- Hereditary background
- Unsuccessful cosmetic procedures
- Chronic dermatological diseases
- Insufficient hair care
This is an esthetic problem but doctor pay a great attention to it. The matter is that alopecia is caused by the hormonal disorders in 95% of cases. And just 5% of cases are related to other causes.
The main cause of alopecia is considered the androgenetic changes. These are hormonal changes when a concentration of dihydrotestosterone grows and hair follicles suffer from it. Alopecia does not happen at once but within 3-5 years, and a man can lose about 60% of hair on the head.
We are not going to tell about the inefficiency of the cosmetic procedures and special shampoo/ointments. They do not give any effect. Hair transplant has recently appeared in clinics and even in specialized esthetic centers. Qualified doctor do it.
The procedure consists in the transplantation of hair follicles from other parts of the body to the head of a man. As a result, a man will have beautiful and thick hair in several months.
This method has many drawbacks:
- High cost
- Unpleasant and even painful sensations during and after procedure
- Scars may be left on the skin
- A long-term rehabilitation (depending on the method, inflammation, itching, peeling of the skin may occur during rehabilitation period)
But the main drawback of the hair transplant is a temporary solution. Depending on the activity of the androgenic hormones, a man may have alopecia in 1-3 years again. The surgery helps to remove the symptoms but it does not cure of the disease. So, many professional doctors persuade men from this expensive procedure and recommend Propecia as an alternative.
Why is Propecia (Finasteride) better than hair transplant?
Propecia is a pharmaceutical drug developed for the treatment of the androgenic alopecia. The mechanism of the action is a cessation of alopecia and an inhibition of the excessive activity of dihydrotestosterone. As a result, the effect is kept longer.
It is clinically proven that a proper pharmaceutical therapy of alopecia may remove the hair loss for ever in 60% of cases.
The advantage of Propecia before the hair transplant is a lower cost of the treatment, and there is no rehabilitation period, and side effects are absent. The treatment works for every man. Propecia is ineffective only if alopecia is related to the affected tissues of hair as a result of trauma or burning when the hair follicles have been completely destroyed.
Propecia does not cause a growth of new hair follicles and does not increase the space of hair. The drug restores the hair growth on places where the alopecia has started. In a year, a man can return beautiful and healthy hair without pain, surgeries, and unpleasant procedures. Just take a pill every day, without skipping a day.
The clinical studies have proved the safety of Propecia (Finasteride) for men, and the experienced tests have shown that a man faces less discomfort during the use of the drug than after the procedures. Moreover, a special hair and head of the skin care is not required after the end of the treatment.