Dutasteride Treatment for Hair Restoration

What is Dutasteride injection and What does it do?

Dutasteride might save your hair! Recommended by Dermato-trichologists worldwide as the best treatment to fight against hair loss, Dutasteride is an FDA approved drug patented in 1996. It was first used to treat enlarged prostate in men and was found to stop hair loss and help regrow hair. Dutasteride works by decreasing the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by over 90%. Men with male pattern baldness and some women tend to have high levels of DHT which affects the hair follicles in a negative manner.

Dutasteride works by reducing hair loss significantly and even filling in balding areas of the scalp. The results may vary from person to person, but overall, Dutasteride has shown positive results in terms of reducing hair loss by 90%. Studies have shown Dutasteride injected into the scalp, counteracts the negative side effects that may occur with oral Dutasteride.

Dutasteride and Finasteride are both used to fight against hair loss. But there are differences:

Dutasteride

  • Blocks both Type I and Type II of 5-alpha reductase
  • 3 times more powerful at blocking Type I 5-aplha reductase when compared to Finasteride and 100 times more potent at blocking Type II 5-aplha reductase.
  • Inhibits DHT by 90+%
  • Grows new and old hair

Finasteride (Propecia)

  • Blocks only Type I of 5-alpha reductase
  • Inhibits DHT by 60-70%
  • less effective in growing new hair

Dutasteride injections are recommended every 6 weeks for three to four sessions and then a maintenance of every 6 months. Results are typically seen within 3-6 months.