Recently Justin Bieber made an off color comment about Prince William’s hair loss. Like most people, Justin figured that all Prince William had to do is just swallow a couple of pills and he would have his hair back.
He makes no mention of any potential side effects and touts the drug as if it is 100% effective. First off, Propecia only works half the time. Second, if you do decide to take Propecia you have a significant chance of suffering from severe and possibly permanent side effects. One side effect of Propecia could leave you with a permanent brain fog issue that could prevent you from performing higher cognitive tasks. Some people have lost their jobs because they couldn’t focus due to the side effects caused by Propecia.
Around %5 of people who use the hair loss treatment suffer from severe side effects including sexual dysfunction. The worst part about all this is that the public isn’t very informed about the potential side effects of taking the drug. I was flipping channels the other day and one of the “reporters” on a popular tabloid show mentioned that Propecia would bring your hairline forward a couple of inches.
No studies have proven that Propecia works to move the hairline forward. Propecia has the most success in the crown area.
I think people have unrealistic expectations of Propecia and how it works. Most people don’t suffer from permanent side effects from taking Propecia, but people should be aware of the potential problems associated with taking the drug. It’s not a magic pill that you can take and your hair grows back instantly. You need to weigh the pros and cons before you decide to take a risk on a drug like Propecia.
People need to understand that the side effects are permit issues that won’t go away after you stop taking the drug. So the stakes are high.