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Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common concern for both men and women, although the causes and patterns can differ. In men, the most common form of hair loss is called male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. It typically starts with a receding hairline and thinning at the crown, eventually leading to partial or complete baldness. This type of hair loss is primarily influenced by genetic factors and hormone levels, particularly the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

In women, hair loss often presents as a diffuse thinning of the hair rather than distinct bald patches. Female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, can be influenced by genetics, hormonal changes (such as during menopause), and other factors like stress, nutritional deficiencies, and certain medical conditions.

Other causes of hair loss in both men and women include medical conditions like
alopecia areata (an autoimmune disorder) thyroid problems, scalp infections, certain medications, and excessive hairstyling or treatments that damage the hair follicles.

Treating hair loss in men and women involves various approaches, including medication (such as minoxidil and finasteride), hormonal treatments (like spironolactone in women), hair transplant procedures, and lifestyle changes. Ask us more about hair loss today!


This medication is commonly prescribed for the treatment of hair loss in men, specifically male pattern baldness. It works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that contributes to hair loss. By reducing DHT levels, finasteride can help slow down hair loss and even promote hair regrowth in some cases.


Widely used topical medication for both men and women experiencing hair loss. It is available in different strengths, with the 5% solution being the most common for men and the 2% solution for women. Minoxidil works by stimulating hair follicles and increasing blood flow to the scalp, which can promote hair growth and help to slow down hair loss. It is typically applied directly to the scalp twice a day. It’s important to note that minoxidil is most effective for individuals experiencing hair thinning or early stages of hair loss, rather than complete baldness. There is also an oral form of the medication.


Is a medication prescribed off-label for hair loss in women. It works by blocking the effects of androgens, which are hormones that can contribute to hair loss in some women. By reducing androgen levels, spironolactone may help slow down hair loss and, in some cases, promote hair regrowth.

Hair Vitamins

Play an essential role in maintaining healthy hair, but it’s important to note that they are not a standalone solution for hair loss. Certain vitamins can support hair health and potentially minimize hair loss. For example, vitamin A helps with the production of sebum, an oily substance that moisturizes the scalp. Biotin, a B-vitamin, is often associated with hair growth and is commonly found in many hair supplements. Vitamin C aids in collagen production, which is important for hair structure. Vitamin D is also believed to contribute to hair follicle health. Additionally, vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, protecting hair follicles from oxidative stress. Taking these vitamins as a supplement to a hair loss treatment as above will help promote hair regrowth.