Hello. I have been using Propecia for around 12 days. I have noticed additional hair loss in the crown. Is this normal? Why is this happening?
Though chemically, Propecia (finasteride) begins to work right away, it can take up to 3 months of using this hair loss treatment to notice a difference in the amount of hair loss. Additionally, this hair loss medication should be used for approximately one year to determine whether or not it will regrow hair. Keep in mind however, that even if Propecia does not regrow hair, that it has a high percentage of combating future hair loss. Documenting your progress with monthly pictures is often the best way to determine whether or not Propecia is benefiting you in any way.
Keep in mind that hair shedding is also common over the first 3 months. Though it is a temporary inconvenience, the hair that sheds as a result of Propecia will grow back stronger.
Unfortunately, hair shedding due to Propecia often leads to many hair loss sufferers prematurely stopping this hair restoration medication. The important thing is to give Propecia the time it needs to start providing its benefits.