To test Finasteride’s effectiveness, researchers conducted a five-year medical trial to identify the long-term effects of the medication, as well as any short-term effects or results. After five years, the results shown were extremely positive.
42% of men who took Finasteride experienced hair growth in areas where they were becoming bald and another 48% noticed that their hair loss had ceased and that no more hair had fallen out.
Overall, 90% of the men taking the clinical trial experienced positive results.
Not only did the five-year clinical trials involving Finasteride conclude that it is a successful hair loss solution for men with male pattern baldness, but also that it improves the overall condition of their hair, which became thicker and stronger.
Finasteride works as a long-term method of decreasing the effect of DHT *on hair follicles. It has a high success rate in those with mild to moderate hair loss but may need to be taken for several months before any effect is seen.
*DHT stands for the hormone dihydrotestosterone. Genetic baldness is caused by a disorder that causes the hair follicles to become sensitive to DHT. As a result, they shrink, weaken and eventually die, causing hair loss.