Hair Loss Cures:
Hair Loss Treatments for Men
What Is Male Pattern Hair Loss?
Understanding what causes male hair loss will help us understand the different treatment options better so before we dive into hair loss “cures”, let’s talk a little about the cause of male pattern baldness!
Male pattern hair loss is caused by a combination of hormonal and genetic factors. This means that a predisposition to male hair loss is inherited from your parents. There is a popular belief that hair loss in men is passed down from the mother’s side of the family. However, this is not the case. The genes that cause hair loss can be inherited from both sides of the family.
As mentioned, hormones also play a part in male pattern hair loss. When the hormone testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) it causes hair follicles to shrink, meaning hair falls out sooner. It also means that hair will no longer be able to grow from these follicles. When there are high levels of this hormone, male pattern hair loss occurs.
Over time, the hair begins to thin and bald patches begin to appear. As the name suggests, male pattern baldness develops in recognised patterns. You may notice the gradual thinning of hair at the temples or the crown of the head. You may also notice your hairline receding, the loosening of hair and shedding more than before.
Hair Loss Cures
While hair loss is a normal part of the ageing process for many men, many others find it distressing, especially if it is excessive or occurs in early adult life. Therefore, many men may find themselves seeking hair loss cures.
Unfortunately, male pattern hair loss is permanent and there is no “cure” but there are some treatment options that can help. For instance, there are some hair loss medications that can help halt the balding process and potentially encourage hair regrowth. Alternatively, there are various therapies and surgery options available from hair loss specialists, if that is what you wish to do.
It’s important to be aware that there are many “miracle hair loss cures” available on the market, largely because male hair loss is so common. But if the product seems too good to be true, it’s probably because it is. If you are struggling with male hair loss, we recommend speaking to your doctor for the best advice on treatment options available. This will save you a lot of time and money!
Hair Loss Treatment Options
As we mentioned, there is no “hair loss cure” but there are some treatment options available that can help. For example, through our online prescription service, Webdoctor.ie can arrange a prescription for an Oral Male Hair Loss Treatment.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Oral Male Hair Loss Treatment works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). As we know, DHT causes hair loss by shrinking hair follicles. However, by disrupting this conversion process, finasteride can help to prevent hair loss.
It is important to note that keeping the hair that you have is much easier than trying to replace it once you have lost it. While this medication can encourage new hair growth, it mostly helps to prevent further hair loss. Therefore, you may want to consider using this medication as soon as you start to notice your hair thinning to prevent bald patches from developing.
As we mentioned above, male pattern hair loss is permanent and there are no permanent hair loss “cures”. Therefore, you will need to keep taking the medication to maintain your results. Once you stop taking this medication, the balding process will commence.
This Treatment Is Only Suitable As A Treatment For Male Pattern Hair Loss In Males
It is important to note that through our online prescription service, we can only provide treatments for male pattern hair loss. This medication is only suitable for male (birth sex) patients.
Please be advised that pregnant women MUST NOT touch this medication once it is removed from the protective packaging as this drug can potentially cause harm to an unborn baby. If you and your partner are trying to conceive, you should not use this medication. Likewise, if your partner is pregnant or might be pregnant, you must use condoms while using this treatment.
Topical Hair Loss Treatments
There are topical hair loss treatments available without a prescription over-the-counter from pharmacies. These come in the form of a lotion or foam that is applied directly to the areas of the scalp affected by hair loss. When used every day, topical treatment can be effective in preventing hair loss, but may not be as effective as oral hair loss treatment. A topical over-the-counter treatment may be used in conjunction with oral hair loss treatment.
Male Hair Loss Treatment
Where Can I Get A Prescription For Oral Male Hair Loss Treatment?
At Webdoctor.ie, we can provide male patients (birth sex) with prescriptions for Oral Male Hair loss Treatments, subject to clinical suitability.
To request treatment ,you will simply need to fill in a short and secure suitability questionnaire. Then, one of our Irish-registered doctors will review your request to ensure this treatment is medically suitable and safe for you.
Once approved, we’ll send your prescription to an Irish pharmacy of your choice via secure Healthmail. This service is extremely convenient and discreet; you can access it via our website on any phone, laptop or tablet! Check out our Male Hair Loss Treatment page for more information.
How It Works
Through an online medical questionnaire, face-to-face video consultation or home health test, our online doctors will review your case and prescribe the best treatment for you.