Topical finasteride and flutamide reduce gland size and enzyme activity, with flutamide being more potent, potentially treating acne, seborrhea, hirsutism, and androgenic alopecia.
Topical finasteride helps regrow hair and reduce balding without side effects.
Topical finasteride helps regrow hair and reduce hair loss in men and women.
Topical finasteride doesn't reduce DHT levels, hinting at an endocrine role in hair loss.
Topical finasteride may help treat facial hirsutism in women.
Topical finasteride might be a good alternative for hair loss treatment with fewer side effects, but more research is needed.
Rubbing finasteride on the scalp helps with hair loss.
The conversation discusses the effectiveness of different concentrations and dosages of topical finasteride on scalp and serum DHT levels, comparing it to oral finasteride and noting the side effects seem to be fewer at lower dosages. Participants shared experiences and referenced a chart indicating similar scalp DHT reduction with 0.025% topical finasteride as with 1mg oral finasteride, but with fewer side effects.
Topical finasteride remains active on the scalp for a certain period after application, and there is concern about the safety of touching the hair and transferring the medication to the fingers.
The user has been using 0.1% topical finasteride and topical minoxidil for hair loss, and has now been prescribed Dutasteride. They also use a derma pen, ketoconazole shampoo, and a mix of oils for treatment.
The conversation discusses doubts about the effectiveness of topical finasteride for hair loss, suggesting that DHT could be produced elsewhere in the body and affect the scalp. It proposes that androgen receptor antagonists like spironolactone and clascoterone might be more effective as they could prevent this potential bypass mechanism.
Topical Finasteride doesn't directly reduce 5ar enzyme on scalp and has the same mechanism as oral, needing to go through the liver. Users debate the accuracy of this information and discuss various studies and experiences.
Topical finasteride reduces scalp DHT, with some going systemic. Using 0.025% at 1ml per day can stabilize hair loss without side effects.
This conversation is about a user who has been using topical finasteride and minoxidil for 6 months and has seen great results, with some side effects. Others have shared their progress and advice on how to further maximize the effectiveness of the treatments.
A female user's experience with topical and oral finasteride for hair loss, which has been successful as evidenced by the reduction of miniaturized hairs. Replies to the post discussed the recommended dosage for females versus males.
Treatments for hair loss, including the experiences of topical finasteride and oral dutasteride. It also discusses Pyrilutamide, 0.025% topical concentration, Minoxidil, RU58841, and 1% finasteride gel dosage.
User on finasteride and redensyl serum sees progress, considers switching to minoxidil and topical finasteride mix. Another user claims topical mix is more effective than oral finasteride and has no side effects.