Prescription RequiredHair Loss Treatment

Topical Finasteride

Sale price$99.00 per month

(Delivered every 3 months)

Topical finasteride from XYON treats hair loss at its source. Stop hair thinning and promote regrowth. Formulated with finasteride, a medication clinically-proven to be effective at treating hair loss. Formulated with patented gel technology, designed to reduce absorption of finasteride into the body and lower the risk of side effects. Developed by doctors. Dermatologist tested.

Safety Information

Before you start using finasteride and each time you get a refill, please review this important safety information. This information may be updated. It does not replace discussing your medical condition or treatment with your doctor or healthcare provider.

What is the FDA approved use of finasteride?

  • Finasteride is FDA-approved as an oral medication to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (Proscar) and androgenetic alopecia (Propecia) in men.
  • Finasteride has not been FDA-approved for topical use in men or women. However, it may be prescribed off-label in topical compounded formulations to treat hair loss. Please note that oral finasteride has also not been approved for use in women, for any indication.

What is topical finasteride?

Topical finasteride is a compounded prescription medication that may be used for the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). This compounded treatment is not approved by the FDA and is only available if prescribed after an online consultation with a licensed physician through the XYON Health platform.

Data from small scale and case studies suggests that topical finasteride may be an effective treatment for hair loss, with a potentially lower risk of side effects compared to the oral medication as a result of reduced systemic absorption.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking finasteride?

Please inform your doctor or healthcare provider if any of the following apply:

  • You have a personal or family history of prostate cancer, breast cancer
  • You have prostate or urinary symptoms such as reduced urine flow, difficulty urinating or pain
  • You have a history of any serious mental health conditions
  • You are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding

Who should not take finasteride?

You should not take finasteride if you: 

  • Have ever had an allergic reaction to finasteride or any other ingredients in the treatment
  • Finasteride should not be used by women who are pregnant, may be pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • Finasteride should not be used by infants or children

What are the possible side effects of finasteride?

The following side effects have been reported with finasteride use:

  • Breast tenderness and enlargement. You should inform your doctor or healthcare provider if you notice any breast lumps, pain or nipple discharge
  • Depression, anxiety, brain fog, suicidal ideation
  • Decreased libido (sex drive)
  • Allergic reactions (e.g., rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and face)
  • Problems with ejaculation
  • Testicular pain
  • Erectile dysfunction (difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection)
  • Male infertility and/or poor semen quality

Please note that finasteride has only been formally studied in male patients, so the side effect profile above is specific to clinical studies in men. Preliminary data on the use of finasteride in female patients has shown the following possible side effects:

  • Decreased libido (sex drive)
  • Breast tenderness and enlargement
  • Mood changes (e.g., depression)
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle soreness
  • Weight gain

There is some evidence that finasteride can increase the risk of some breast and prostate cancers.

When used off label in a topical form, systemic side effects of finasteride are expected to be less frequent/severe. The following is a list of possible side effects associated with the use of topical finasteride:

  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Dry and flaky scalp
  • Increased scalp oiliness

The above lists do not represent all potential side effects, medication interactions or study data relating to the safety of finasteride. It is important to talk to your doctor, healthcare provider and/or pharmacist if you are experiencing any side effects. A comprehensive review of the potential safety risks of using finasteride can be found at this link:

If you are experiencing a medical emergency or allergic reaction, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription products to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Additional safety information can be found here, in the Digital Prescriber’s Reference for finasteride:

* This page was medically reviewed by Dr. Christina Han, MD FRCPC.

* Topical finasteride is a compounded medication and has not been approved by the FDA. Only available if prescribed after an online consultation with a licensed healthcare provider.

US Pat. no. 11,786,466

SiloxysSystem™ Gel

Our patented gel technology is here to shake things up. Designed to deliver medications over time, this uniquely formulated gel helps limit absorption of ingredients into the body. It's a potentially safer way of managing thinning hair.

About SiloxysSystem™

Real Patients. Real Hair Growth Results.

Topical finasteride results: before and after

Members of the XYON community are sharing their hair regrowth results using topical finasteride. See what others have been able to achieve with our performance hair loss treatments.

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before and after photo of Xyon Health patient after using topical finasteride top view of head
Norwood Scale (Hair Loss Type) 7 with diffused pattern alopecia 23 years old


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Norwood Scale (Hair Loss Type) 6 27 years old


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Topical finasteride: highlights from XYON's clinical study.

Our own clinical studies have shown that topical finasteride may be an effective option for treating male pattern hair loss, with a much smaller impact on blood DHT levels and more localization to the skin, compared to the oral medication.


Less finasteride absorbed into the blood stream vs oral finasteride ¹


More finasteride stays in the skin after 24 hours vs other topical formulations ²


Less finasteride in the body after 24 hours vs other topical formulations ²

How topical finasteride works.

XYON topical finasteride works by harnessing the power of a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor to prevent testosterone from being converted into DHT. Lowering DHT levels is essential to slowing the progression of hair loss and giving hair follicles a chance to regrow. Start an online intake with a doctor today to see if prescription topical finasteride is right for you. You can also learn more about finasteride's mechanism of action by visiting our medical library.

Does topical finasteride work for men?

Clinical studies have shown that topical finasteride can be an effective treatment option for pattern hair loss, with a lower risk of adverse effects such as sexual dysfunction and decreased libido.


less finasteride absorbed into the blood compared to oral finasteride after 24 weeks of treatment.

Piraccini et al., 2021


of patients felt that topical finasteride was highly effective at treating their hair loss.

Mazzarella et al., 1997


less of an impact on blood DHT levels compared to the oral medication after 24 weeks of treatment.

Piraccini et al., 2021

Designed to reduce the side effects of finasteride.

Although it's considered to be one of the more effective treatments for male hair loss, oral finasteride has been linked to potential sexual side effects and mood changes, as well as an increased risk of developing some prostate cancers (Hirshburg et al., 2016). This is why our patented SiloxysSystem technology was designed to lower the risk of these possible side effects.

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Topical Finasteride Sprays & Solutions - XYONHealth

Sprays & Solutions




Designed to minimize absorption of medications into the body and lower the risk of side effects. Targets delivery of treatments to the appropriate layer of scalp skin.

Uncontrolled delivery of medications. May have ingredients that promote absorption of ingredients, potentially increasing risk of side effects.

Entire body is exposed to medications. Higher exposure may increase risk of side effects.

Delivery System

Gel releases medications over time to increase hair follicle uptake. Drip-free, hydrating formula and lightweight texture.

No sustained delivery. Messy formulas may require several applications per day. Often contain alcohol which can irritate skin.

Pill taken by mouth. An option for those less concerned about side effects.

How to use XYON Topical Finasteride.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your topical hair loss treatment.

Visit the XYON medical library.

Our curated selection of medically-reviewed articles and resources on men's health and hair loss was created with you in mind. Stay up-to-date on the topics and issues that matter the most.

Frequently asked questions about topical finasteride.

Here are some common questions we get asked about topical finasteride.

How to get topical finasteride from XYON.

The first step to getting topical finasteride is starting a free virtual intake through XYON. Here are some additional benefits that come with being a part of our growing community.

Access to Doctors

Every case is reviewed by a specialist physician. They'll use the info you provide during your intake to recommend an ideal treatment.

Personalized Hair Solutions

We work with compounding pharmacies that specialize in preparing customized solutions for patients, so you can expect a tailored treatment.

Deliveries to Your Door

If the doctor issues you a prescription, we'll take care of deliveries and refills. It's an easier and more efficient way to manage hair loss.