Are you suffering from hair loss? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is the most common form of hair loss in the UK in men. It can start as early as the early 20s and occurs in 30% of men by the age of 30 and in 50% of men by the age of 50. Hair loss affects some individuals more than others and if it is affecting your confidence then it matters.
There could be a number of other causes for hair loss such as an autoimmune disease (Alopecia areata) and hair loss due to chemo or radiotherapy. The treatment options available are mainly for male pattern baldness. Speak to our pharmacists to establish your suitability for the treatment and to find the best treatment option tailored to your needs.
The most well known treatment for male pattern baldness in the UK is Finasteride 1mg (Propecia). Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It lowers the hormone levels in the scalp which brings about a shorter hair growth phase. This treatment is only available in one strength of 1mg- one tablet daily.
Another well established treatment option is minoxidil (Regaine). It is a pharmacy only (P) drug used in both male and females. The response to Regaine is hard to predict as results vary between individuals. It is available in multiple forms and strengths.
Contact our hair loss experts to find out how we can help you with your hair loss management and establish which treatment is suitable for you.