Hair loss is a sensitive subject with around 39% of males lose their hair in the UK alone and actually, around 1 in 5 women over the age of 25 actually experience hair loss or thinning too. But new technology and research have meant that there are now different treatments available. Although different treatment will vary in the way it works for the individual using them, there are many options available on the market meaning you are likely to find a treatment that is best suited to your own personal experience.

An experiment with a drug approved for use in bone marrow conditions has completely reversed hair loss in three people with alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is believed to be an autoimmune condition wherRuxolitinibe the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles and affects around 1 in every 500 people in the UK. There are very few treatments currently available to sufferers but if testing continues to achieve positive results, this could be a big step forward in the standard of care sufferers receive.

Alopecia areata is not to be confused with the more common androgenic alopecia or ‘male pattern baldness’. Treatments for androgenic alopecia are currently available with drugs such Propecia and Avodart available on prescription, and Minoxidil which is available over the counter in the form of Regaine solution or foam.

Alopecia areata affects 2 people in every 1000 in the UK, which may not sound like a significant amount, but this is a very serious issue that can cause a lot of emotional distress for the person suffering. The condition is brought on by a problem with the immune system and can be common in people that have other autoimmune conditions. This type of hair loss can actually happen at any point, however, it is most common in those aged 15-29.

There are also treatments available for other hair loss conditions, such as male pattern baldness. This condition is the most common type of hair loss, affecting around half of all men. Male pattern baldness usually results with a receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown of the head and temples. In some cases, it will develop more significantly and result in complete baldness. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery reported that 40% of men will experience noticeable hair loss by the age of 35. With the condition being hereditary, it is caused by oversensitive hair follicles reacting to a by-product of the testosterone hormone.

However, there are treatments out there available that can help to treat male pattern baldness. For example, you can buy Finasteride 1mg from us at Pharmacy Direct with a prescription. You can use a valid prescription of your own, or we can supply you with one using our online doctor prescription consultation services.

The treatments discussed in this article are all available to purchase from Pharmacy Direct. If you would like full details of our hair loss treatments and services, you can take a look at our hair loss page. If you have any other questions or you are looking for some advice, you can contact us and speak to one of our trained experts. We are a UK Online Pharmacy that always aims to offer the best treatment and service for you!