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Dr. Bauman: Does Topical Finasteride Have Fewer Side Effects Than Oral? (Video)

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Dr. Bauman: Does topical Finasteride have fewer side effects than oral? (Video)

(Video Transcript)

So, one of the most common therapies and one of the strongest treatments we have is Finasteride.

Finasteride blocks the conversion of Testosterone into DHT, which is the bad guy. That’s the primary trigger for male pattern baldness.

So, using Finasteride, we lower DHT, which protects the follicles and gives us a successful result about 9 out of 10 times. That means 2 out of 3 guys get some regrowth, 5 out of 6 stop losing hair.

But, there’s always a chance of side effects with oral Finasteride.

About 2% of patients have sexual side effects like decreased libido or mild erectile dysfunction.

The good news is that those are mild and reversible if they occur. And, you can also mitigate those side effects by changing the timing of the dose.

But, if you are really fearful about having those side effects, then one of the things that we do is apply Finasteride topically to the scalp. And, we can use topical Finasteride as a common treatment instead of the oral version.

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