Treating late onset pattern hair loss without finasteride
Male, age 47 at consultation
A 47-year-old man said his hair loss progressed over many years, but progression was slow, and was not aggressive. He didn’t use finasteride, or have any hair loss treatments prior to consultation.
Hair thickness and growth at the frontal hairline increased with the Hair Regeneration treatment alone, and without any drugs before or after treatment. Hair density at the crown increased, as can be seen by the smaller amount of visible scalp at the center. Darker hair after the Hair Regeneration treatment is a common side effect of the procedure.
Only one Hair Regeneration injection treatment session was done, and with slow and late hair loss progression, DHT-sensitivity was determined as moderate, so a prescription for finasteride was not necessary. He was photographed before treatment, and again at one year after treatment. Darkened hair, especially among patients with graying hair prior to the procedure, is a common side effect of Hair Regeneration.
The hairline is significantly denser and thicker after the Hair Regeneration treatment alone. Darker hair is a side effect of treatment, which is often seen in patients with gray hair prior to treatment.
The Hair Regeneration treatment is not a finasteride alternative, especially for men who have high DHT-sensitivity shown in early and aggressive pattern hair loss. However, for men with slower progression and later onset of pattern hair loss, DHT-sensitivity is not as severe, so not requiring finasteride as part of the ongoing treatment plan can be considered.