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Hair loss

Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting approximately 60% of men. About one-quarter of all men start to lose hair before they reach the age of 30.

Many think of hair loss as a condition that affects only men. In fact, about half of all women over the age of 65 experience female-pattern baldness.

Fortunately, Prescription Doctor delivers treatment for hair loss right to your home or office door, quickly and discreetly. Complete a free consultation to get started.


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If you've noticed your hairline receding and are concerned about hair loss, there are treatments available that can slow down or halt the process.

At Prescription Doctor, we offer UK-licensed hair loss treatments that can be discreetly delivered to your door.

Understanding Hair Loss

Hair is an integral part of the human integumentary system, composed of keratin, just like skin and nails. The hair growth cycle consists of four phases:

  1. Anagen phase (3-5 years): Hair grows at a rate of about 1 inch every 2 months.
  2. Catagen phase (10 days): Hair growth slows down, and the strand prepares for shedding.
  3. Telogen phase (3 months): The hair detaches from the blood vessel and remains static while the follicle prepares for new hair growth underneath.
  4. Exogen phase: The hair falls out, making way for new hair, and the cycle restarts.

As we age, the anagen phase becomes longer, slowing down hair growth.

Types of Hair Loss

Hair loss, medically known as "alopecia," has various types, each with distinct symptoms and causes:

  1. Male and Female Pattern Baldness: Follows a predictable pattern of receding hairline and thinning on the temples and crown, resulting in a horseshoe-shaped area of hair around the sides and back of the head.
  2. Alopecia Areata: Coin-sized patches of baldness appear on the scalp or body due to autoimmune inflammation.
  3. Alopecia Totalis: Causes complete baldness and is also an autoimmune disorder.
  4. Traction Alopecia: Mainly affects women due to excessive hair styling, leading to inflammation and hair loss.
  5. Alopecia Effluvium: Temporary hair loss triggered by stress or psychological factors.

Causes of Hair Loss

Common causes of hair loss in men are genetic or hormonal factors, particularly the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which attacks hair follicles, causing them to shrink and produce thinner hair.

Other causes include anaemia, bleach, chemotherapy, infections, deficiencies (iron or protein), stress, sudden weight changes, thyroid problems, and certain medications.

Hair Loss Treatment Options

Hair loss treatments aim to retain existing hair and slow down hair loss rather than promote new hair growth. These treatments are not available on the NHS but can be obtained from pharmacies or private prescription services like Prescription Doctor.

For Men:

  • Finasteride (Propecia): Prescription medication that inhibits DHT activity, slowing down hair loss. Not safe for women.
  • Regaine: Over-the-counter treatment containing minoxidil to improve blood flow to hair follicles.
  • Toupees and wigs: Offer a cosmetic solution to conceal hair loss.

For Women:

  • Minoxidil (Regaine for Women): Topical treatment to address female pattern baldness.
  • Wigs and hair extensions: Provide the appearance of a fuller head of hair.

Lifestyle Changes for Hair Growth

While genetics and hormones play a significant role in hair loss, certain lifestyle changes can impact the health of your hair follicles and the quality of hair growth. Consider the following:

  • Maintain a balanced diet rich in protein to provide essential nutrients for healthy follicles.
  • Choose gentle shampoos and conditioners to avoid damage to hair and scalp.
  • Consume adequate calcium for strong and healthy hair.
  • Manage stress levels, as stress can contribute to hair loss.


If you're unsure about the most suitable hair loss treatment for you, it's essential to consult a healthcare professional. They can assess underlying conditions and recommend appropriate treatments.

Prescription Doctor offers online consultations, allowing you to access treatments like Finasteride (generic or Propecia) and Regaine conveniently. Orders approved before 3 pm on weekdays qualify for fast next-day delivery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does hair loss only affect men?

No, women can also experience hair loss, although it's more common in men.

Can hair loss treatment prevent greying?

No, hair loss treatments like Finasteride and Regaine do not prevent greying. Hair dye can be used alongside these treatments to address greying.

Can hair loss treatment regrow hair?

While some treatments may promote new hair growth, the primary focus is to slow down hair loss rather than regrow hair.

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