Absolutely! Male pattern hair loss is extremely common, with up to 80% affected at some point in their life. It presents with gradual thinning of hair on the crown and front of the scalp. If allowed to progress, it is mostly irreversible by the time a man is in his 40s or 50. It can cause self-esteem issues and is associated with reduced quality of life in many men.
Finasteride (Propecia) and low dose oral minoxidil (LDOM) are used to treat male pattern hair loss. They are generally safe and effective medications, however they do have some important side effects that you need to be aware of. Your provider will make sure you have a full understanding of the risks, benefits, and alternatives of these medications before starting them. Click below to start your consultation!