Hair Loss Service
Are you suffering from hair loss and need help to stop your hair loss and encourage the regrowth of hair? We offer a hair loss service at our pharmacy. You will have a short consultation with one of the pharmacists and if appropriate, you will be offered treatment options. This is a private srevice.
What is male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness can affect males as young as 17 years of age but it most commonly begins in their thirties or forties. It is the most common type of hair loss and it affects around 50% of males over 5o years of age. It usually affects the areas around the crown or temple of the scalp.
What are the possible causes of male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness is a genetic condition. It runs in family from either parent’s side. There is currently no evidence to suggest that it can be caused by another factor. Unlike some other hair loss types, male pattern baldness is irreversible without medical intervention.
What are the available treatment options?
There are a wide range of products available on the market, from food supplements to shampoos and lotions. These products do not work for everyone so you have to try them to see if they can help your hair loss condition. Some of the well-known and widely used treatments include:
- Minoxidil (Regaine) – It is one of the most widely used and well-established hair loss treatments on the market. It comes in different formulation types such as lotion, foam and oil. Regaine for Men contains minoxidil. It can be used to prevent further hair loss and to initiate hair regrowth. Clinical studies have found that around 3 in 5 men reported hair regrowth after 48 weeks of using Regaine. Regiane for women is also available as a treatment for female pattern baldness.
- Finasteride 1mg tablets (Propecia) – It is a prescription-only medicine licenced for the treatment of hair loss in men. It is available in generic form as Finasteride 1mg tablet or as a branded medicine under the name of Propecia 1mg tablet. Finasteride increases hair growth on your scalp and prevents further hair loss. The results of Propecia can be seen in as little as 3 months. In clinical trials, Propecia led to hair regrowth or prevented further hair loss in 9 out of 10 men.