For many men, hair loss is an unwelcome part of the aging process. Despite the number of gadgets, shampoos, and creams that claim to halt or reverse hair loss, there are actually only a few proven means of hair regrowth. In San Diego and Riverside Counties, men seeking to keep or restore fuller hair without surgery can discuss hair growth products with one of our physicians at Dermatology Specialists, Inc. We offer only proven, safe solutions, including Propecia®.
More than 35 million American men are affected by the condition known as androgenic alopecia, more commonly referred to as male-pattern hair loss. Propecia (finasteride) is currently the only FDA-approved oral tablet for the treatment of male-pattern hair loss.
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In clinical trials, 66 percent of men taking Propecia experienced some degree of regrowth and 90% had no additional hair loss over 5 years of therapy. Those men who did not take Propecia continued to lose hair. Taken once a day, Propecia is very convenient to use. Propecia is also extremely well tolerated. In clinical trials, less than two percent of the patients taking Propecia experienced an adverse event. Propecia is only available by prescription and is not for use by women. If you are affected by male-pattern hair loss, there is hope for treating this condition.
If you would like to learn more about solutions for hair loss, our Temecula, Fallbrook, Escondido, Solana Beach, and Oceanside dermatologists are here to help. Click here to request a consultation at Dermatology Specialists, Inc. or call our office nearest you to schedule your appointment.