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Finasteride

Hair Loss Medication

WHAT IS FINASTERIDE ?

Finasteride is a prescription-only hair loss medication. It’s widely known under the brand name of Propecia, but the actual medication is called Finasteride and like most medications the generic versions are as effective as the branded ones

Finasteride belongs to a group of medicines called 5 alpha reductase inhibitors and has been used to treat hair loss since 1990.

Real Results

Are Finasteride Results Proven?

To test Finasteride’s effectiveness, researchers conducted a five-year medical trial to identify the long-term effects of the medication, as well as any short-term effects or results. After five years, the results shown were extremely positive.

42% of men who took Finasteride experienced hair growth in areas where they were becoming bald and another 48% noticed that their hair loss had ceased and that no more hair had fallen out.

Overall, 90% of the men taking the clinical trial experienced positive results.

Not only did the five-year clinical trials involving Finasteride  conclude that it is a successful hair loss solution for men with male pattern baldness, but also that it improves the overall condition of their hair, which became thicker and stronger.

How Does Finasteride Work For Hair Loss

​Finasteride works as a long-term method of decreasing the effect of DHT *on hair follicles. It has a high success rate in those with mild to moderate hair loss but may need to be taken for several months before any effect is seen.

*DHT stands for the hormone dihydrotestosterone. Genetic baldness is caused by a disorder that causes the hair follicles to become sensitive to DHT. As a result, they shrink, weaken and eventually die, causing hair loss.

Finasteride Surgery Group
Finasteride Surgery Group

Real Results

Are Finasteride Results Proven?

To test Finasteride’s effectiveness, researchers conducted a five-year medical trial to identify the long-term effects of the medication, as well as any short-term effects or results. After five years, the results shown were extremely positive.

42% of men who took Finasteride experienced hair growth in areas where they were becoming bald and another 48% noticed that their hair loss had ceased and that no more hair had fallen out.

Overall, 90% of the men taking the clinical trial experienced positive results.

Not only did the five-year clinical trials involving Finasteride  conclude that it is a successful hair loss solution for men with male pattern baldness, but also that it improves the overall condition of their hair, which became thicker and stronger.

How Does Finasteride Work For Hair Loss

​Finasteride works as a long-term method of decreasing the effect of DHT *on hair follicles. It has a high success rate in those with mild to moderate hair loss but may need to be taken for several months before any effect is seen.

*DHT stands for the hormone dihydrotestosterone. Genetic baldness is caused by a disorder that causes the hair follicles to become sensitive to DHT. As a result, they shrink, weaken and eventually die, causing hair loss.

Finasteride Surgery Group
Finasteride Surgery Group

We do not rubber stamp prescriptions.  Every application for medication in individually assessed by Dr Ismail Ughratdar

You may be required to speak to the doctor or provide further information prior to receiving your medication

How Quickly Does Finasteride Work?

​If you take one tablet a day of Finasteride, you should expect to see results after 3 months of treatment. However, in some cases, results could take a little bit longer to show.

Only stop to take Finasteride if you’ve taken it for over 12 months without results.

If you have any doubts, contact us directly and we’ll advise on the best next step to take with the treatment

Does Finasteride Have Any Side Effects?

Side effects are very rare when taking Finasteride.

However, as with any type of medication, some side effects can occur.

Studies show that about 1.5% of men taking Finasteride have a risk of experiencing nipple tenderness or rashes, and a reduced sex drive.

Ordering Finasteride

Choose your treatment option and pay

Answer our short medical questionnaire

Our doctor issues your prescription online

We ship your hair loss medication

Finasteride 5mg

12 Months 

£100

Quantity

12 Months £100.00 GBP

Finasteride Surgery Group
Finasteride Surgery Group

Ordering Dutasteride (Generic Avodart)

Dutasteride is the active ingredient in the medication Avodart. An alternative to Finasteride; the 0.5mg capsule is taken daily to treat male pattern baldness.

Quantity
Finasteride Surgery Group
Finasteride Surgery Group

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Working with COVID-protected facilities

Working Safely

  • Routinely asking patients for relevant COVID-19 history of their own health and people they are in contact with. It is important that patients provide accurate information.
  • Following social distancing guidelines by limiting the contact of patients with one another whether in consultation or in a procedure and will arrange waiting room seating accordingly.
  • Using suitable equipment/PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as recommended by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) or another equivalent governmental agency.
  • Routinely using relevant health histories and daily temperature monitoring of all clinic staff and patients as part of their strategy to prevent contagion. Additionally, and where available, follows all government guidelines on use of testing to monitor staff.
  • In addition to using proper PPE, each clinic uses appropriate cleansing, disinfecting and sterilization procedures throughout the office/clinic. Also, uses proper waste disposal methods for any materials that could be contaminated.
  • Advising patients of handwashing protocols in the office/clinic and how to change gloves, gown and masks.
  • Assuring the public that the staff have received additional training with regards to proper COVID-19 infection control methods
  • And perhaps most importantly, the surgeon you have chosen is the one performing the surgical steps of your procedure, rather than delegating it to unlicensed technicians.

 

Clinic Advice

Regarding COVID19, we are working with selected COVID-protected facilities who have now reopened. These clinics have started a phased return model for a new normal with various safety measures in place including a limited number of procedures, reduced footfall through the clinic and enhanced PPE for staff. On the day, you will be asked to complete a COVID questionnaire and have your temperature taken on entry, as well as being asked to wash your hands. You will be asked to wear a face mask so that theoretically you are protected and you protect staff members in case anyone happens to be positive whilst asymptomatic.

Surgery Group have adopted guidelines from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for use in all clinics taking into account UK law and each clinic has completed a COVID19 risk assessment of the patient journey through the clinic and taken steps to minimise risk, and we hope that by doing so, the risk of contracting coronavirus is significantly less than your weekly supermarket shop, however, it is not possible to guarantee that the risk of catching it is zero, such as in the nature of the virus.

To be clear, the government’s advice for the time being remains to stay at home unless you need to leave the house for one of 4 reasons including “any medical need” –

Corona Virus Government Advice

Without specific national guidance on hair transplant clinics, we deem it safe to offer the service in a limited capacity with the measures we have taken, but it is up to you to decide if leaving the house to attend a hair transplant clinic constitutes a “medical need”.