Topical Finasteride treatment in Lahore Pakistan is offered for hair loss that involves applying Finasteride to the scalp.
The drug is applied as a cream or solution/ spray and works by blocking the conversion of testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone). This prevents the buildup of DHT in hair follicles and the formation of new hairs. It may also treat other conditions, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
What is topical Finasteride?
It is a medication that can treat hair loss and thinning in men. It helps reduce the amount of DHT produced in the scalp, which causes baldness. It also prevents new hair fall by reducing the amount of DHT produced by testosterone.
Furthermore, it works by inhibiting the growth of follicles on the scalp. It’s used to treat men and women who lose their hair due to male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), which other conditions like genetics or stress can also cause.
Topical finasteride side effects:
It has been used to treat enlarged prostates. It works by reducing the prostate’s size and the amount of urine produced by the prostate. The drug is applied directly to the skin. Side effects of treatment include:
- Hair loss
- itching or burning at the application site
- Changes in skin color (pale or dark spots)
- Skin irritation
- Dry skin
- Peeling of the skin
- Burning and stinging when using.
- Redness, irritation, or pain at the application site
- Erythema around the application site
- Sometimes Painful urination.
How does topical Finasteride work?
The active ingredient in Finasteride is a type of medicine called a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor. This means it prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, a part of the body’s natural hair production. It works by keeping follicles open and making them receptive to other therapy stimulation.
Moreover, it is a medication that works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone in your body. When you have high levels of testosterone, it can cause baldness at the crown area of your head. The goal of the therapy is to reduce this amount and slow down or stop the loss of scalp hair.
- Can enjoy hair density in a few months
Once you start using the procedure, you can expect changes in your scalp within 4-6 months. You will see an improvement in density, thickness, and hair length within 2-3 months after starting treatment.
- Reactivate dormant follicles:
It also stimulates the growth of new follicles by increasing their sensitivity to androgen hormones such as testosterone and DHT (dihydrotestosterone). This makes them grow back faster than before when there was no stimulation from these hormones.
How to use topical Finasteride?
You can apply the medication to your hair to treat hair loss. The medication is available in combination with minoxidil and can be used on the scalp, eyebrows, or beard to treat thinning.
The application should be made once a day for four weeks.
The application should not be stopped early if you experience side effects such as a burning sensation or itching. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any side effects while using the medicine.
Procedure in steps:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
- Apply a small amount of cream to your scalp, and massage it into the scalp for 30 seconds.
- Leave on for at least one hour before rinsing off with cool water.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to minoxidil or its ingredients.
Use only as directed on the package label or as your doctor prescribes. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and recur within a few days, contact your doctor for further treatment instructions.
Is topical finasteride treatment safe?
Topical finasteride treatment is a safe and effective way to treat hair loss. It stops hair shedding on the scalp and helps in regrowth
The active ingredient in this treatment is minoxidil, which is used to grow new hair follicles on your head. The FDA has approved it for use as a prescription drug, but it’s also available over the counter (OTC).
The most common side effects of the medication include itching and redness at the site of application. These side effects are usually mild and go away after a few days. Other possible side effects include burning or stinging on the application; some people may experience allergic reactions to the medication.
If you have questions about whether topical finasteride treatment is right for you, consult your dermatologist or dermatologic surgeon.
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