Maintenance of Optimized Hair Growth from Viable Terminal Scalp Hair Follicles at Baseline with Oral Finasteride in Male Pattern Hair Loss and First Evidence of a Drug Dependency and a Post-Finasteride Rebound Effect

    September 2019 in “ Skin Research and Technology
    D. Van Neste
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    TLDR Finasteride helps hair growth but stopping it causes faster hair loss.
    The study found that oral finasteride can improve and maintain hair growth in male pattern hair loss, but interrupting drug intake can lead to a "rebound phenomenon" where hair follicles rapidly degrade and contribute to hair loss. The study suggests that there is a "drug dependency" and "rebound phenomenon" associated with prolonged efficacious hair maintenance.
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