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Finasteride explainer

Updated: Feb 8, 2021

What does Finasteride do?

In the hair growth market, there is absolutely no deficit of lotions, potions, vitamins, and supplements that manufacturers argue will boost hair growth and make your scalp less prone to balding. But only three therapies are FDA cleared to treat male pattern baldness, with Finasteride considered the most effective.

Finasteride is a medication used to treat male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) at the crown and in the middle of the scalp. It is a clinically proven solution which supports hair growth for men suffering from male pattern baldness.

Finasteride is a DHT blocker. DHT (dihydrotestosterone) plays a starring role in male pattern baldness; it’s a hormone that binds to men’s hair follicles and damages them, ultimately rendering them unable to grow new hair. Finasteride prevents hair loss by stopping your body from converting testosterone into DHT.