Finasteride (Propecia): before and after - the results
Male androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness (MPB), is the most common cause of hair loss in men. It’s estimated that almost 50% of men will develop it by age 50, and 57% of men will develop it by 60. Male pattern baldness can cause your hairline to recede and thin, but it can also result in total baldness if it’s left untreated.
Finasteride is the generic hair loss tablet, and also the name of the active ingredient of Propecia (the branded version). It’s a very effective treatment method for those affected by MPB. At its best Finasteride can increase the amount of hair on your head and make it thicker, but sometimes it’s only able to prevent further hair loss from happening. A pilot study on men affected by MPB published some pictures of before and after Finasteride treatment and the progress is visible and substantial after six months of treatment.