Prescription Finasteride Topical Formulation for Men
Men’s Finasteride Topical Formulation is a prescription product that requires a consult with one of our licensed doctors. It is made by Trinova Health and other compounding pharmacies throughout the country. It is used twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, and it is applied directly to the scalp. To apply I recommend putting some in the palm of your hand and then using a fingertip to apply the product to the scalp on the areas of the scalp you want to treat for hair loss. It is to be used by men only.
For any of the ingredients, you can do a Google search and find all kinds of information and studies. Below are some links that I have found. My knowledge of these ingredients come from years of research, trial-and-error on myself, and other products I have used. I recommend reading through this page and the 10 Important Questions to Ask When Selecting a Hair Loss Treatment page because you will learn about important things to consider when selecting a hair loss product and why this product contains the best of the best ingredients. When done, I hope you will feel the same way I do, that this product is one of the best topical products on the market to treat hair loss.
The right active ingredients are only part of the equation, the other part is having a pleasant user experience, which means how the product feels on your scalp. This product is a gel. The creators choose a gel over any other foam or liquid because it is colorless, odorless, and glides on easy (a little goes a long way), and it completely dries on the hair and scalp (not greasy). Once the product dries on the scalp it leaves the hair slightly stiff, like a hair gel. But it allows you to style your hair as normal and the gel makes your hair feel and look thicker. Lastly, it washes out easily with water or shampoo.
The nice thing about this topical formulation is there are almost no side effects. The main side effect I have seen with this treatment is scalp irritation and the percentage is very low. Those that have sensitive skin or some type of skin condition on the scalp, like eczema, may not be able to use this topical treatment. I consider myself to have somewhat of a sensitive scalp, due to the years of trying products and using products for my hair loss, and I have never had an issue with this treatment.
The other side effect I have seen in one person, out of thousands that have used the product, is sexual side effects like erection issues, which is because of the Finasteride. The one person that had this side effect is an older gentleman that is of age to be having erection issues anyway, but he said his issue got better once off this product. I mention it here just to be thorough, but this product is applied directly the scalp and it is absorbed by the skin and hair follicle and the amount that gets to the blood stream is insignificant. I’ve seen studies, and reference one below, about men having side effects with Finasteride pills but then switching to topical Finasteride with no issues. However, if this concerns you then use the Prescription Azelaic Acid Topical Formulation instead.
Most experts would agree that hair loss is caused by the buildup of DHT in the hair follicle, which if left untreated, causes the hair follicle to slowly die. There are two ways to treat hair loss. You can stimulate the hair follicle to grow hair and you can inhibit the production of DHT. This product does both.
This product contains some of the best and most potent ingredients to treat hair loss. The active ingredients are Finasteride, Minoxidil, and Latanoprost.
Finasteride was first introduced as a once a day pill to be taken by men only for the treatment of hair loss. It is the only prescription pill to be FDA approved for hair loss. This ingredient blocks the production of DHT, which is the main cause of hair loss. It wasn’t too long after that people realized you could successfully use this ingredient in topical formulations. Numerous studies have been done to prove its effectiveness being used topically; some of those studies are below. The other interesting point the studies brought out is some of the people in the study had sexual side effects while taking Finasteride orally and stopped the treatment, but some of these people then started using Finasteride topically and had no side effects but still had great results.
Minoxidil is the first and only topical solution to be FDA approved for the treatment of hair loss. It has been clinically proven to stimulate the hair follicle to produce hair on the vertex of the scalp, which is the back and top of your head. In its FDA clinical trials, the original makers of minoxidil proved that it has a high success rate of 85%, which in medicine is huge. Minoxidil is probably the most studied and most successful hair loss treatment in the world. Below are links to a few of them.
Latanoprost was originally developed to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma or other eye diseases like ocular hypertension. However, astute scientists realized that this medicine has a hypertrichotic side effect, it grows hair. I believe the mechanism on how it makes hair grow is similar to Minoxidil, which stimulates the hair follicle to grow hair. It is an expensive ingredient to include in the formula but well worth it; it is one of the strongest hair growth stimulators available. Numerous creditable studies have been done and published in very reputable journals to show the positive effects of using this medicine for hair loss. One study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology was quoted as saying Latanoprost significantly increases hair density on the scalp. Below are links to some of those studies.
My experience and opinion on this product: I have been using this product off and on for years. Each ingredient serves a specific purpose and it is a very powerful combination. Finasteride is one of the strongest inhibitors of DHT and Minoxidil and Latanoprost are two of the strongest hair growth stimulators in the world. In addition, it is a pleasure to use, it is not greasy, it doesn’t smell, and it washes out easily. In my years of research and the trying of different ingredients and different products to keep from losing my own hair, this product is one of my favorites and represents one of best products I have ever used or will ever use for hair loss.
Prescription Finasteride Topical Formulation
90-day supply (150 ml) and price includes consult with one of our doctors.