Hello, I have a curious question regarding the medication finasteride for male pattern baldness. I visit your balding blog website, and noticed how amazing and smart you are when it comes to propecia. I have a question
Im curious when the testosterone increases from finasteride if it can speed up hairloss in the frontal area? So propecia could in theory speed up frontal hairloss while slowing down vertex/crown hairloss? Propecia also permanently increases receptor areas for dht? So in reality propecia could make hairloss worse it is possible?
I do not believe you analysis is correct. DHT blocks the 5 alpha reductase enzyme production which causes the hair loss in genetically prone men.
I am finding that there is a trickle of these types of questions. Propecia (finasteride) is prescribed for slowing down genetic androgenic hair loss. It does not cause more hair loss. I do not know why there is a belief that testosterone causes frontal hair loss. On men who take finasteride, they still produce healthy amounts of testosterone. Sometime, the testosterone levels increase when a person is on the drug finasteride.