Minoxidil hair loss plan
The most powerful spray for direct treatment to the scalp. Just two spray applications a day.
treatments that work
available on these plans
Thinning at the crown
HAIR LOSS PLAN
Overall thinning hair
HAIR LOSS PLAN
Over 9/10 men
Daily spray: Regaine
These are the most effective, proven hair loss treatments available in the UK
Why should I use Minoxidil?
Minoxidil works by increasing your blood flow, stimulating the hair follicles and revitalising hair growth. Studies show it’s the only proven treatment that is applied to your head. It works in over 60% of men who have male pattern balding.
When to start treatment & how?
As soon you start losing your hair and it has been diagnosed as male pattern baldness, you can start treatment. Studies have shown that the earlier you start, the better the results. Apply the Minoxidil solution twice a day every day for the best results.
How effective is it?
Minoxidil 5% is the most effective proven hair solution in the UK.
Research shows that Minoxidil halts hair loss/regrows hair in over 6 out of 10 men. The research has demonstrated this in men between the ages of 18 and 65, with hair loss at the crown and the middle/front of the head.
Results may be seen within 3-6 months, however it could take longer for some men.
How long will the benefits last?
The benefits will continue with consistent and regular use. If the treatment is stopped the beneficial effects start to reverse after 6 months and usually completely disappear after 9-12 months.
Are there any side effects?
Significant side effects with Minoxidil are not usually common.
Temporary hair loss (or shedding) may occur during the first 2-4 weeks of use. This is likely to be a result of a change in the natural hair growth cycle promoting old hair to fall out and new hair to come through, it should stop within a couple of weeks. So don’t worry, usually this is a sign that your hair is responding to the treatment. So stick with the treatment through this phase.
The more common side-effects with minoxidil are local skin irritation, redness a full list is outlined in the patient information leaflet.
Cautions / who should not take Minoxidil?
Regaine extra strength 5% scalp solution is licensed for Men aged 18-65 only.
The following should not take Regaine:
- those with hypertension
- a history of sensitivity to minoxidil, ethanol, or propylene glycol
- in users with a shaved scalp
- if occlusive dressings or other topical medical preparations are being used
Topical minoxidil is only indicated for the treatment of male pattern balding and not for other types of hair loss e.g. sudden and/or patchy, hair loss due to drug treatment or if the reason for hair loss is unknown.
Are there alternative treatments?
Oral Finasteride is the other treatment that is UK Licenced to treat hair loss, it's a once a day tablet. Finasteride is the most effective hair loss medication available. Research shows that Finasteride halts hair loss/regrows hair in 9 out of 10 men.
The combination of finasteride and minoxidil should give you the best results.
Other treatment options are available such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections and low-level laser treatment (LLLT) have worked for some people but don’t have robust evidence to show their effectiveness.
Hair transplants have shown rapid improvement over the last few years, but they can be expensive and success rates vary greatly. Also usually even after your hair transplant your surgeon will recommend finasteride and minoxidil to ensure you keep the hair that is still there.
Hair pigmentation treatments and hair fibres are another possible treatments/applications to disguise your hair loss, already don’t actually prevent the hair loss itself.
There is no clinical evidence to suggest that herbal pills help with male pattern baldness.