Why not Finasteride?
The use of finasteride for hairloss management was discovered by serendipity, not by scientific research 5 mg finasteride gives just about 7-8 % more efficiency than a 10 times lower dose of 0.2 mg. A dose of 1 mg per day was selected arbitrarily without any scientific basis, expecting that it may prevent side effects. We DO NOT use Finasteride in our treatment plan. Finasteride today has a FDA warning of permanent side effects.
Finasteride only prevents damage to the follicles. Finasteride is not a component of the structure of new hair follicle and cannot create new hair by itself. New hair in made up of iron, calcium, amino acids, B - complex, Biotin, vitamins, proteins and minerals.
In an analogy finasteride would be the traffic police to ensure smooth flow of traffic like it prevents damage to the follicle. But if you intend to go somewhere, finasteride does not take form your home to the desired destination. You need to make provisions and set out on the journey to reach your destination.
Finasteride blocks the action of DHT. but DHT is not raised in most hair loss patients. Even if finasteride blocks one mechanism of DHT formation, there are many other pathway of DHT formation and action on the cells.
Latest research shows that DHT acts by creating accumulation of free radicals in the cells which release hair growth inhibiting factor TGF-B1. This action can be successfully blocked with antioxidants and vitamins instead of using finasteride.