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What is male hair loss?
Male pattern baldness is a common, genetic condition that leads to permanent hair loss. Male pattern baldness affects 50% of men over 50 years of age but can also affect men in their 20s.
The hair loss in male pattern baldness starts as a thinning of the hair at the sides and on the top of the head. It’s this “pattern” that defines the condition and separates it from other types of hair loss.
Whilst this form of hair loss in men isn’t serious and doesn’t need treatment, it is permanent and can be distressing. The loss of hair can affect your confidence and self-esteem. However, Green Lane Pharmacy can help by providing medication to prevent further hair loss, and potentially regrow some hair.
What causes male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness is a genetic condition meaning it’s in the genes you got from your parents.
Hair follicles on the head convert the hormone, testosterone, into a different form of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It’s believed that the gene for male pattern baldness causes the follicles to become sensitive to DHT and start to shrink. Eventually, the follicle stops working and no hairs will grow from it.
Other causes of hair loss
It’s normal to lose hair. We all lose around 50 to 100 every day without noticing and hair loss is normally not something to worry about. However, hair loss can sometimes happen because of a medical condition:
- Medication or treatment, such as chemotherapy
- Weight loss
- Iron deficiency
- An illness
- Skin condition such as alopecia
These types of hair are usually temporary. If you experience sudden hair loss or hair loss in clumps, you should see your GP.
What treatments are available for male hair loss?
There are types of treatment available to men with male pattern baldness. Some treatments may take several months before any improvement is noticeable.
Our pharmacists can provide finasteride, a daily tablet that can be taken to help. You will have a consultation with a pharmacist where they will assess for suitability and discuss the treatment and side effects.
It’s important to stay vigilant over the promises of miracle cures for male hair loss when searching online. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true it probably isn’t a trustworthy product.
We offer a reputable form of medication to treat male hair loss with proven effectiveness.
What are the side effects of hair loss medication for men?
All medication comes with side effects and it’s important to consider these when taking any medication. The side effects of Finasteride are uncommon and usually mild: rash, low mood, reduced sex drive and erection problems. If you have any concerns about side effects of any medication you take, please speak to your GP or pharmacist.
To find out more about our Hair Retention Service in Liverpool please contact our team.
Facial hair removal service
The pharmacy facial hair removal service offers several benefits to female patients struggling with unwanted facial hair. Vaniqa is a prescription cream that works by slowing down the growth of facial hair leading to a reduction in the amount of hair over time. This can be particularly helpful for women with excessive facial hair, a condition known as hirsutism, which can have negative impacts on self-esteem and confidence. By using Vaniqa as part of a comprehensive hair removal strategy, patients can achieve a smoother, more even complexion and feel more comfortable in their own skin.
Book an appointment to see whether you are suitable for this service through this convenient service!