TLDR Finasteride 1mg helps reverse hair miniaturization in men and postmenopausal women.
This document summarizes various studies on the effectiveness of finasteride 1mg in treating androgenetic alopecia in men and postmenopausal women. The studies used scalp biopsies to measure the reversal of hair miniaturization and found that finasteride 1mg treatment can increase terminal hair counts and decrease vellus or miniaturized hair counts, indicating a reversal of hair miniaturization. The studies suggest that follicular counts in horizontal sections of scalp biopsies are a useful tool for monitoring the effects of treatment in androgenetic alopecia.View this study on jidsponline.org →
Androgenetic alopecia, a common hair loss condition, can be treated with topical minoxidil, oral finasteride, or oral spironolactone, and new treatments like platelet-rich plasma, low-level laser therapy, and janus-kinase inhibitors are being explored.
Finasteride helps hair growth but stopping it causes faster hair loss.
Finasteride may help postmenopausal women with hair loss but is not effective for all and should be used cautiously in premenopausal women.
Finasteride lowers scalp and blood DHT levels, potentially treating male-pattern baldness.
Finasteride effectively treats frontal hair loss with few side effects.
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
Finasteride increases hair count in men with hair loss, but the effect isn't permanent and hair loss returns if treatment stops.