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Convenience. That’s our thing. And queuing for your prescription at the pharmacy isn’t always convenient. We’ve tried it. 

With an EveAdam UK subscription, your hair loss treatment is delivered to your home. When you want it. 

Once you’ve answered some questions about your health, one of our licensed clinicians or prescribers will review your medical background, and consult with you about the best hair loss treatment options for you. Having chosen your treatment, our prescriber will create a prescription for you, which is dispensed by our pharmacy. 

You’ll receive your first package as early as the next working day, and any packages after that whenever you’d like them.

Hair loss: what causes it?

Losing hair is actually really normal. We can lose anywhere between 50 and 100 hairs every day, without realising. 

Sometimes though, it can point towards an underlying condition, which you may need some treatment for. Certain types of hair loss (or alopecia), like male pattern baldness (or male pattern hair loss), are permanent, while other forms of hair loss are only temporary. 

An illness, stress, treatment for cancer, weight loss and iron deficiency can all trigger more short-term hair loss, but it tends to grow back or stop shedding once you recover, and usually doesn’t require treatment. 

But given the long-term nature of male pattern hair loss, treatment is often needed to help stop any further hair loss, and/or to help hair grow back. 

What is male pattern hair loss?

Male pattern hair loss is balding amongst men. It’s not always easy to identify at first, but early signs include a receding hairline, where hair starts to disappear at the temples of your head, producing a hairline that’s shaped like an ‘M’. 

Another sign of it is crown hair loss, where your hair begins to thin at the crown (just off the top of your head, or the vertex, if you like to be academic). The thinning here leaves a bald spot. 

In the areas where your hair is getting thinner, you may also notice that individual strands of hair are more fragile and brittle, and they don’t grow as quickly as hair in areas that are less impacted.

If you find that you’re losing a lot of hair after you’ve showered, on a towel or on a comb, this can point towards male pattern hair loss. And if the hair on the sides or the back of your head is not affected, but you’re losing hair on top of your head, this can be an early indication of male pattern hair loss too. This is because hair on the sides and back of your head is not as sensitive to the hormone DHT.

With male pattern hair loss, some men are more sensitive than others to DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, which is a type of testosterone in the body. This sensitivity causes hair follicles to shrink, and stops men from growing new hair. It also reduces the lifespan of hair follicles, meaning that you lose hair more often, and at a faster rate. 

So you lose hair more quickly, but the hair is also replaced more slowly, and it doesn’t grow back as rapidly. 

What is the best hair loss treatment?

Which treatment you choose is up to you, and it depends on your medical background.

Two of the most effective treatments for hair loss are Finasteride and Propecia. Finasteride is the generic version of Propecia, so it’s slightly cheaper, but they both work in the same way, and contain the same active ingredient, finasteride. They’re both prescription tablets that you take once a day.

In clinical studies, more than 80% of men who use Propecia or Finasteride have found that their hair loss stopped within 6-12 months, and 66% reported hair regrowth.[1] These men have also reported considerable improvements in the density of their hair, and how it looks, following treatment.

An important thing to note here is that you may not see results immediately. It can take between 3-6 months before you notice improvements with Propecia and Finasteride, and it may be up to 12 months before you see a difference in your hair. Given that these products prevent further hair loss in 8 out of 10 men who take it for 12 months though, and two thirds of men benefit from some degree of hair regrowth, patience tends to be rewarded. 

But if you don’t see any improvements in your hair after 12 months, let our doctor or pharmacy prescriber know via your EveAdam account. They may recommend trying an alternative hair loss treatment.

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Dr Daniel Atkinson
Dr Daniel Atkinson
GP Clinical Lead
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Last updated 24/09/2021

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Daily pill. Generic version of Propecia.

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Branded version of Finasteride. Effective treatment for male pattern baldness.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAIR LOSS.

Who gets hair loss?

Male pattern hair loss is very common, so if you are experiencing it, you’re certainly not alone.[2] It’s responsible for 95% of hair loss experienced by men, and around 6.5 million men in the UK have it. 

It can start to affect men as early as their teenage years, and as many as half of all men will have it by the age of 50. 

Male pattern hair loss also tends to be hereditary, so if it runs in your family, you’re more likely to experience it.

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References

[1] McClellan K.J. and Markham, A. 2012. Finasteride. s Drug Evaluation. U.K. Springer Link, [online] 57, 111-126 (1999).  https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00003495-199957010-00014 [Accessed 13th May 2021].

[2] Cranwell, W. MBBS, et al. 2016. Male Androgenetic Alopecia. Endotext. U.S.A. N.C.B.I., [online]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK278957/ [Accessed 13th May 2021].