Propecia, or oral finasteride, works by preventing the enzyme 5-alpha reductase from converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dihydrotestosterone is responsible for hair miniaturization, thus, if a patient’s hair is sensitive to DHT, hair thinning and eventually hair loss occurs. However, if it has been determined that a patient’s hair loss is due to sensitivity to DHT, then they may benefit well from oral finasteride. It is important to understand that male pattern hair loss affects the whole scalp, with variations only in the pattern at which hair thins such as temporal recession or thinning of the crown. In some cases, men with extremely aggressive frontal balding do not respond to oral finasteride, however, if a patient is responsive to oral finasteride, it will benefit the entire scalp including the frontal areas, no matter how aggressive the balding is.
Dr. Amiya Prasad is aware that most hair loss drugs, such as oral finasteride or topical minoxidil, do not work in certain people, while others simple choose not to take them because of the long-term sexual side effects tied to finasteride, or the hassle of applying minxodil daily. For these reasons, he has developed Hair Regeneration. Hair Regeneration makes use of an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) which is then combined with the concentrated healing growth factors of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from one’s own blood, resulting in a safe and effective way of reversing hair loss. Using this treatment method, Dr. Prasad has been able to reverse hair thinning in patients in only a single treatment session without the need for surgery or from taking daily medication.
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Source: Does Propecia/Finasteride Work for Thinning Hair at the Front?