There are many different ways to deal with baldness. When a person starts losing his hair, he starts to try all possible tricks that can help him deal with the problem. Usually, the first thing a person with this problem does is turning to a hairdresser and buy expensive hair loss treatment vials. Then, he will contact a trichologist for a microscopic examination of his hair, through a trichogram, which allows to analyse the life cycle of hair and see if the hair is healthy or identify the underlying causes of a possible alopecia. The first medication that will be prescribed, at this point, is finasteride, a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that helps convert testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, which is responsible for hair loss. The patient will have to take finasteride for the rest of his life, since if he does not, the problem may reoccur and the treatment could no longer be effective, not to mention its many side effects. Minoxidil, on the other hand, a medication used for hypertension, gave good results also in the treatment of baldness, acting as a stimulator of the hair bulb. But, once again, if you stop taking it, the problem may re-occur.