Hair loss treatment

Hair loss affects 50% of men over the age of 50, yet can start for some in their 20s. We offer Finasteride or Propecia as prescription-only treatments to help slow hair loss and, in some cases, reverse hair loss caused by male pattern baldness.

Hair loss affects 50% of men over the age of 50, yet can start for some in their 20s. We offer Finasteride or Propecia as prescription-only treatments to help slow hair loss and, in some cases, reverse hair loss caused by male pattern baldness.

What is hair loss?

  • Hair loss & its symptoms

    Hair loss – in the form of male pattern baldness – is a genetic condition. It affects around half of all men over 50, but some as early as their 20s.

    The main symptom of male pattern baldness is thinning hair at the sides and the top of the head. It's not dangerous and, if the hair loss does not cause you distress, doesn't need to be treated. However, effective treatments are available that will slow hair loss and, in some cases, stimulate hair regrowth.

  • What causes hair loss?

    Male pattern baldness occurs when hair follicles on the head convert the male hormone testosterone into another hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

    Affected follicles become more sensitive to DHT, causing them to shrink, weaken, and eventually die. This slows down hair production and can stop hair growth altogether.

    Other causes of hair loss can include illness, stress or chemotherapy. Hair loss arising from these causes cannot be reversed by the treatments we offer. In some of these cases, hair loss is temporary. We advise you speak to your GP if you experience sudden hair loss.

  • How to treat hair loss

    While there isn't a cure for hair loss caused by male pattern baldness, there are effective prescription treatments available to slow loss and stimulate regrowth. These work by blocking DHT, stopping the hormone from attacking hair follicles.

    Treatment comes as a daily tablet and it will take 3-6 months of constant use before you see an effect. This is because of the hair growth cycles in your follicles. As soon as you stop taking the treatment, hair loss will resume. This treatment is only suitable for men.

  • Our hair loss clinic

    You can order Finasteride or Propecia from our hair loss clinic. These treatments have the same active ingredient and work in the same way, Propecia is a branded version of Finasteride. These treatments can only be prescribed to men.

    When you request a treatment, we'll ask you a series of questions as part of your online consultation. Your answers will be reviewed to ensure that the treatment we prescribe is safe for you to take.  Hair loss treatments are available for either discreet delivery or same-day collection. 

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