The following medicines are licensed, safe and effective hair loss treatments available in the UK.
Male pattern hair loss is a common condition in which men experience thinning of the hair on the scalp, often resulting in a receding hairline and/or balding on the top of the head.
It usually takes 15-25 years to go bald. However, some men go bald in fewer than five years.
At first you may notice hair beginning to thin or recede at the sides before a bald patch gradually develops in the middle of the scalp.
You need to decide how to deal with male pattern hair loss as it is a natural phenomena for which there are clinically proven treatments available to help stop hair loss and promote regrowth.
Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting 6.5 million men in the UK.
Male-pattern baldness is usually inherited. Hair loss is a progressive, diffuse loss of scalp hair in men that begins in the twenties or early thirties, depends on the presence of the androgenic hormone testosterone, and is caused by a combination of genetic and hormonal factors.
Male-pattern baldness is usually inherited.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes the hair follicles to shrink.
Eventually, they become so small that they cannot replace lost hairs. The follicles are still alive, but are no longer able to perform their task.
Male pattern hair loss is a natural phenomena and is something you need to decide how you want to deal with it.
Some men are happy to shave their head, or just leave it.
Alternative treatment to medication include plastic surgery, and wigs.