Topical Finasteride – is it effective for hair loss?

Posted on January 3, 2023

Topical finasteride is gaining interest among patients. The oral form of finasteride has been approved by the FDA since 1997 at a dosage of 1 mg daily. Patients feel that it is an easy form of treatment as a daily pill. Additionally, it is probably the most effective drug for hair loss in men. Studies […]

Topical Finasteride – effective, but what about the side effects?

Posted on January 17, 2023

In a prior blog, I wrote about the efficacy of topical finasteride. More hair restoration patients are interested in topical finasteride because they heard that the risk or rate of side effects is lower compared to oral finasteride. In terms of the efficacy of topical finasteride, Piraccini et al did a very well-done research study […]

Can Finasteride Cause Sexual Dysfunction or Depression?

Posted on January 11, 2019

Dr. Gabel strives to seek holistic solutions for hair loss patients, and incorporates both surgical and non-surgical treatment plans into his practice. No two patients are ever completely identical and every individual must be evaluated on a case by case basis. Dr. Gabel is always careful to evaluate the efficacy of treatment options as they […]

What is Topical Finasteride?

Posted on May 21, 2018

Dr. Gabel strives to seek holistic solutions for hair loss patients and incorporates both surgical and non-surgical treatment plans into his practice. No two patients are ever completely identical and every individual must be evaluated on a case by case basis. Dr. Gabel is always careful to evaluate the efficacy of treatment options as they […]

Finasteride (Propecia): Important Information to Understand

Posted on October 19, 2016

Dr. Steven Gabel offers his patients many treatment options for hair restoration and strives to stay on the cutting edge of modern medicine. Finasteride is an important medication to learn about. One of the most common medications for treating male pattern baldness is the use of the medication finasteride, known better by the brand names […]

What is Propecia?

Posted on October 18, 2014

Propecia is the trade name for the medication finasteride. It is an oral medication manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals and is supplied as a 1 mg tablet (Proscar is manufactured as a 5 mg tablet for the treatment of prostate hypertrophy). The daily dosage is 1 mg a day. Finasteride acts by blocking the conversion of […]

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