One of the lesser-known methods to treat hair loss or balding (alopecia) is via Finasteride tablets under the Propecia brand, which are consumed orally. This tablet is specifically developed to counter male pattern baldness, and should not be consumed by women.
It is a medicinal hair growth spray that treats and reverses balding, and sold under the brand name Regro, Regaine or Rogaine. Both men and women may use this product and can help to treat balding of the crown.
Finasteride works in the body by blocking the actions of the 5-alpha reductase; this helps to stop the enzyme from converting testosterone in the male’s body to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), reducing the adverse effect it has on the hair follicles in the scalp and thus reducing hair loss.
The recommended dose is 1mg and is consumed once a day – this should lead to a noticeable reduction in hair loss after a few months of consumption and new hair should begin growing back within this period of time.
The hair growth spray should be used twice a day, 5-6 sprays at a time. It causes the scalp’s blood vessels to vasodilate, improving the blood circulation in the area which results in more nutrients, oxygen and blood flowing in the scalp. This will stop the shedding of hair after a few months of use, and new hairs will begin to grow soon after this.
* It is a long-term treatment and should be used regularly, as the newly grown hair will fall out if the spray is not being used.
Finasteride has widely been used in treating enlarged prostate which is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is used to shrink and reduce the symptoms of BPH. Other benefits of consuming finasteride including:
Minoxidil is a safe treatment for those who suffer from hair loss and has been used to treat male pattern baldness. However it is widely used to treat female hair loss nowadays, but with lower concentration due to side effects.
On average, any one individual can shed around 50-100 hairs daily and this loss of hair is not noticeable. However, excessive hair loss may appear unsightly and could leave bald patches on the head. Balding, also known as alopecia, can affect both men and women alike and results in the hair losing its volume. Bald spots may emerge, or hair may be significantly weakened, leading to large clumps falling off when washing or combing. Scalp infection or thyroid issues should also be checked for as these may also contribute to the hair loss.
It is possible to combine the oral Finasteride with the Regro 5% (Minoxidil) hair loss spray; this should increase the effect on your scalp and reverse hair loss more quickly and visibly.
There are also other medications available in the market which contain different type of multivitamin that may help you to combat your hair loss problem. Different type of vitamin may counter different type of hair loss issue. For example, Cysteine, an amino acid, is largely responsible for the structure of hair keratin and promotes the growth of healthy hair.
B-group vitamins, such as Thiamine (Vitamin B1) and Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), are indispensable for high metabolic activity in the formation of new hair cells. While, biotin (Vitamin B7) to nourish thinning hair and help promote hair growth.
You may also tried out a medication that contain medicinal yeast. It packed with high contents of vitamins, essential amino acids, minerals, trace elements, enzymes and is a rich source of B-group vitamins. It has beneficial effects on the metabolism of the skin and hair.
Another type of vitamins that may help improve your hair follicle condition is silica. Silica is a micronutrient that is crucial for the healthy growth and development of our bodies. It is excellent for the enrichment of hair care as it improves hair texture and health, and acts as a key ingredient in balancing the calcium and magnesium levels in our bodies.
Zinc is believed to play a crucial role in DNA and RNA production. This is essential for the normal division of hairfollicle cells, leading to a healthier hair growth.
Before taking finasteride, do consult with doctors or pharmacists if you have certain allergies. It is because this product contains inactive ingredients which may cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Abruptly stopping the treatment will result in newly grown hair shedding after a few months, and eventually, your scalp will return to its original condition. This medication is strictly prohibited for women and children.
Do not use the products on skin that are red, painful. Irritated, scraped out, cut or infected. Wash hands thoroughly before and after application. Apply this medication as directed by the doctor. Do not use this hair growth often, because it may cause the drug to be absorbed into your body and result in serious side effects. Avoid using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Taking Finasteride tablets may result in a decreased libido and a weaker erection in some individuals during the first few weeks of the treatment. This side effect should subside naturally within a few weeks, with no long-term effects caused by it as the drug is considered safe.
There are usually no side effects but individuals with a history of chest pains, heart conditions or fainting should consult your doctor before using this spray. During the initial consultation, our doctors will thoroughly evaluate your medical history and subject you to tests in order to ensure that this treatment is safe and suitable for you. Burning, stinging sensation or redness at the application may occur.
Most of the premises for hair loss solution or pharmacy sells finasteride about RM 180 to RM 400 per box. Each box contains 30 tablets to be consumed for 30 days. One tablet contains 1 mg of active ingredients that will help you regrow hair. You can get genuine and quality finasteride for RM 330/box in Premier Clinic. Finasteride medication is available by prescription by the doctors and to be taken once in a day in tablet form.
Minoxidil is an FDA-approved medication that costs a range of RM 390 to RM 500. It is marketed at 2% and 7% topical solutions. Minoxidil hair growth solution is a dermatologist-recommended medication and clinically proven to stimulate regrowth of hair in men’s hair loss problem.
Both finasteride and minoxidil are a good combination of treatments to combat hair loss problems. However, there are certain measures and precautions that you need to focus on while having this medication. For more info and further information related to this medication and other hair loss problem, do contact our customer service representatives. We are available from 8 am to 12 midnight daily to answer your inquiries.
Alternatively, you may come and visit our doctors for a consultation in our branches. We are located at the Bangsar Baru, Puchong, TTDI, KL City and Mont Kiara.
Call: +6012-662-5552 (Malay/English)
Call: +6012-773-2074 (Chinese speaking)
Consume the medicine as soon as you can. But skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
You may feel dizzy after consuming the product. Thus, do avoid getting too fast from a sitting or lying position.
You may apply the solution to your scalp or spray it directly at the treated area.
Minoxidil hair loss spray is typically applied twice a day to the area of the scalp being treated.