There are few things that can affect a man’s self-confidence more than thinning hair. Male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is a genetic issue – it is programmed into the body, and inevitable – until now.
Hair loss can add years to your appearance and affect how you see yourself in the world. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with male pattern baldness. There are many options for restoring your thick, full head of hair as well as your self-confidence. Dr. Michael Wolfeld specializes in advanced hair restoration, including the use of Propecia to limit hair loss.
What is Propecia?
Propecia is a medication available by prescription only which stimulates your body to produce hair in places where it has stopped growing. Originally approved by the FDA to treat men with enlarged prostates, it soon was shown to have a rather surprising side effect. In smaller doses, Propecia inhibits your body’s ability to convert testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. The presence of DHT in your scalp can shrink your hair follicles which eventually leads to male pattern baldness.
What are the Benefits of Propecia?
Propecia has been shown to stop hair loss in 86 percent of men who took it daily, and significantly increase the production of hair in 65 percent of those taking the medication. It is recommended by the American Hair Loss Association as the first step in treatment of male pattern baldness. Many men who take Propecia for male pattern baldness see a significant regrowth of hair. Propecia treats the effects of male pattern baldness by:
- Stopping the miniaturization of hair follicles
- Regrowing lost hair
- Restoring your self-confidence
How is it Used?
Propecia is an oral medication that is administered daily for the treatment of male pattern baldness. By blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT, your body allows the hair follicles that would be affected by DHT to continue to produce healthy hair.
Are There Risks Associated with Propecia?
As with most prescription medications, there are some side effects of which you should be aware. Propecia was created specifically for use by men only and should not be handled by women. Especially when taken by pregnant women, Propecia poses a risk. Some men report a decrease in their libido when taking Propecia, but this is a rare situation.
Why Should I Choose Wolfeld Hair?
As a certified hair restoration specialist, Dr. Michael Wolfeld is well-versed in the treatments and techniques necessary to treat male pattern baldness. As an educator, he prides himself on staying up-to-date in the latest advances in hair restoration. Dr. Wolfeld understands that hair loss can be an extremely personal issue. He will carefully listen to your concerns and goals in seeking Propecia for hair loss and advise you on the best path to restoring your hair – so you feel at your best.
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