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“Is topical finasteride as effective as tablet finasteride?”

First published
08/06/2022

Mo & Ash

Written by
@Mo & Ash

Finasteride is a medication which is commonly used to treat Hair loss. It works by lowering DHT in the scalp which in turn:

  • Increases hair growth
  • Reverses androgenic alopecia hair loss
  • Stops further hair loss

Finasteride is classified as an anti-androgen medication and works by inhibiting the type II  5 alpha reductase which stops the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in follicles.

Finasteride is available in oral tablet or topical solution form, they both work. It is a medication which should only be used by men over 18 who are suffering with androgenic alopecia. The advantage of topical finasteride is that its applied directly to the scalp so a lower dose of finasteride is needed, this significantly reduces the risks of side effects. At Dense we have made treating hair loss easy by developing a topical minoxidil spray fortified with finasteride providing you with all the hair growth power in a single convenient application. Oral Finasteride may be an option for patients who do not want to apply serums or spray onto their scalp.

Golden Nugget: Did you know Dense was one of the first companies to develop a topical finasteride solution, our 2 in 1 Minoxidil + Finasteride topical spray is one of our most prescribed treatments. We have also worked extremely hard to develop a non-greasy, irritation free solution.  Simply take the consultation to see if this is the correct treatment for you.

For more from Dense Lifestyle Editor Mo & Ash follow him on instagram at @custom_field

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