If taken at the advised dose, side effects are minimal and relatively uncommon. Side effects comprise:
- Pain in testicles
- Erectile dysfunction
- Reduced volume of ejaculate
- Reduced libido
- Rashes or skin sensitivity/irritation
- Itching and inflammation of the face
- Breast tenderness or enlargement
Should any of the above occur upon consumption seek to reverse consequences by terminating the use of Finasteride. In the rare incident that you find yourself still affected, ensure to seek advice from your GP/doctor.
Minoxidil, medicine first introduced to open/dilate blood vessels to allow easy blood flow; reducing high blood pressure. However, after several tests, it was surprisingly shown to promote new hair growth and repair balding. This medication achieves the most favourable results when used during the early stages of hair loss, i.e. patients who experience thinning but are not completely bald.
During the 1980s Minoxidil was marketed as a topical treatment used to treat hair loss, named Rogaine in the USA and Regaine in other countries. It is not precisely, understood why the medication allows hair growth. Scientists speculate that Minoxidil expands the blood vessels surrounding the hair follicles; therefore enhancing the nutrient supply aiding optimal function.
Our doctors will advise you on the dosage, but common usage appears to be, twice a day for at least four months. Results will vary with patients depending on hair density, stage of hair loss and how early, hair loss caught. If hair regrowth is visible after the 4-6 month period, continuous use of the medication is ideal, to maintain results. At first, the new hairs may be colourless, thin and soft - but do not be disheartened. After further treatment, the new hair growth will develop into hair strands that exactly match the texture, density and colour of your existing hair.
If you accidentally miss applications, do not implement a double dose. Instead, continue the usual dosage and do not use more than 1 ml at a time, or on sunburned skin. Ensure to use the hair loss medication for the duration advised by your doctor; this is often an ongoing process. If you find that the hair growth is not apparent within the 4-6 months guidance, please seek further consultation with your doctor and reconsider your options.