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Can I take a lower dose of Finasteride to avoid side effects?

Can I take a lower dose of Finasteride to avoid side effects? Literature shows an efficiency of 70% when you take 0.5mg instead of 1mg. When you experience side effects, it is then recommended to(...)

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Regrowth Rate of a Hair Transplant

When the work is correctly performed, the regrowth rate is very high. Some very accurate studies showed rates varying from 90 to 100%. The surgical technique must of course be impeccable: good cutting without transection, good preservation of the(...)

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Does Propecia (Finasteride) work in the front area?

Does Propecia (Finasteride) work in the front area? Of course, just as much as Minoxidil does. The reason why we can read it is only effective on the crown area is simple: the studies which proved its action were carried out in this area. The experience however shows that the treatment is also(...)

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How does Finasteride work? Is it really a hormone treatment?

How does Finasteride work? Is it really a hormone treatment? Finasteride (Propecia) is not a hormone at all. It is what we call an alpha-5-reductase-blocker: it actually blocks the effect of this enzyme et so reduces the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from testosterone. Yet, the hair...

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Hair Transplant: How Important Is the Density of the Donor Area?

Does the donor area influence significantly the quality and the success of a hair transplant? It is very important to measure the density of the donor area before considering a hair transplant. In the donor area, hair is divided into small groups of 1 to 3, or 4 hairs,(...)

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Hair transplant: should we focus on the density obtained or the surface covered?

Hair transplant: should we focus on the density obtained or the surface covered? The answer can only be mixed. There is indeed no hard and fast rule. The surface covered must be sufficient because if it is too small, the transplant will not seem natural. The density must(...)

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Why can we find so many negative opinions about Finasteride on the Internet?

Why can we find so many negative opinions about Finasteride on the Internet? Internet is the best and the worst source of information. As far as Finasteride and its side effects are concerned, we find many personal opinions which are not substantiated by scientific studies. You need to know...

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Finasteride (Propecia) for women

Is Propecia (Finasteride) effective for women? There is no study proving the action of Finasteride by women. Moreover, it would lead to a raise in the risk of breast cancer. Finally, the treatment is strictly not recommended for pregnant women because it could cause a malformation of the male...

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Disadvantages of the FUE technique

What are the disadvantages of a FUE hair transplant?

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FUE and scars

FUE and scars: is a FUE hair transplant really a technique that leaves no scar? This technique is performed using micro punches whose diameter varies between 0.8 to 1 mm. It consists in extracting a follicle containing 1 to 3 hairs under the shape of a small tube of skin.(...)

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