Finasteride (brand name Propecia) was FDA tested and approved for hair loss in the crown. This does not mean that finasteride was not effective for treating frontal hair loss but rather, since the test results were measured only in the crown it was therefore only FDA approved for hair growth in the crown. But as you can see from these before and after photos of a 47 year old male patient, not only did finasteride maintain the patient’s hair, it also grew significant frontal hair growth over a 2.5 year period.

Finasteride patient Before initiation of treatment and 2.5 years after therapy started.