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Treating hair loss wasn't always easy. Now it is. Our team of UK medical professionals are on-hand to offer you a free consultation. They can prescribe treatments like Finasteride, a revolutionary medicine which blocks pesky DHT hormones to help you get your hair back.

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What Hims could do for you

Milton

"In just as little over two and half months, I can really see the difference in thickness and in color."

- Milton, 36

Mike

"Hims has been the greatest confidence boost, no more bald jokes! I look and feel so much younger."

- Mike, 34

Seth

"I notice a huge change in the overall health and fullness of my hairline."

- Seth, 27

Al

"The results speak for themselves and I recommend it to all of my friends."

- Al, 54

Michael

"It has helped boost my confidence as well as give me a full head of hair to play with. I am so pleased."

- Michael, 33

Parbhu

"I used to cover up my bald spot with the rest of hair on my head, but now I don't. Thank you HIMS."

- Parbhu, 28

Bryan

"Now after 5 months I'm able to style waves first time in 10 years!"

- Bryan, 28

Tony

"After 7 months, I have experienced incredible results and my hair is back."

- Tony, 32

Ryan

"Cost effective and affordable. My hair keeps growing thicker, fuller, and at a fast rate."

- Ryan, 29

Brian

"I tried several different options before but Hims combined approach of all four methods by far created the best results."

- Brian, 48

Alexander

"Hims allowed me to walk down the aisle confident and looking great."

- Alexander, 32

Giovanny

"4-months strong and my confidence boosted back up to 100% using Hims, future me really does thank me."

- Giovanny, 23

Jesse

"I decided to jump right in and I'm so glad I did. I definitely feel ten years younger!"

- Jesse, 36

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How does it actually work?

Finasteride stops testosterone from being converted into DHT, a male androgen linked to hair loss. By reducing DHT in the scalp, it can literally stop you from going bald.

Everything to know about hair loss

What are the typical causes of hair loss?

Hair loss is typically a result of heredity, a medical condition or a hormonal change or imbalance. The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary hair loss, which typically occurs or worsens as you age. Hereditary hair loss in men is also called male pattern baldness or by its medical name, androgenetic alopecia. For men, the first sign of male pattern hair loss may be a receding hairline or bald spot.

Hair loss can also be caused by several medical conditions, including alopecia areata, telogen effluvium and trichotillomania. Alopecia areata causes the body’s immune system to attack its own hair follicles. This type of hair loss may be temporary or may need treatment if hair does not grow back. Stress, severe illness or another traumatic event can cause a temporary hair loss condition called telogen effluvium. Typically, after the stress or shock is reduced, the hair will grow back. Trichotillomania is a mental health disorder characterized by compulsive hair-pulling. This condition will last until sufficient mental health treatment is received.

Hair loss can be treated with medication, therapy or a combination, but determining the cause of your hair loss is the first step.

If you are experiencing new or worsening hair loss, see your doctor or or start a free hair loss consultation with Hims.

Sources:
American Academy of Dermatology
National Center for Biotechnology Information

How do I know what type of hair loss I have?

It may be easy to determine the cause of hair loss, or a doctor may need to run tests to determine the root cause.

For men who are experiencing a receding hairline or hair loss that worsens slowly with age, the condition may be a result of male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is permanent hair loss type with no cure, but there are several treatments available to help slow hair loss and even regrow hair.

However, it is recommended that men who are suddenly balding with no apparent cause or pattern seek medical attention to determine the cause. These cases of sudden hair loss may be caused by a medical condition, such as alopecia areata, vitamin deficiency or the side effect of a medication. The good news is that these types of hair loss are typically temporary and resolve when the medical condition is treated.

Sources:
American Academy of Dermatology

What medical treatment can help with hair loss?

While the best type of medical treatment depends on the cause of hair loss, male pattern hair loss can be treated with medications. Minoxidil, the generic of Regaine®, is a topical treatment that is applied directly to the scalp. Minoxidil is best for new hair loss or to treat mild to moderate balding because it works by stimulating hair regrowth. For men who are experiencing thinning hair, minoxidil can help to restore some hair density. Another medication for hair loss is finasteride, an oral medication that treats hair loss by blocking the hormones that inhibit hair growth. Finasteride can help to prevent additional balding and can even stimulate hair regrowth.

However, men experiencing hair loss due to stress, a mental health disorder or a vitamin deficiency should treat the hair loss by treating the root cause. With any hair loss, consult a doctor or other qualified medical professional to determine the proper treatment.

Sources:
MedlinePlus.gov

How does hair growth work?

Hair growth is a process that involves both the growth of new hair and the shedding of old hair. Hair growth occurs in a process called the hair growth cycle, which has four stages: the anagen phase, catagen phase, telogen phase and exogen phase. During the anagen phase, a new hair grows under the skin, which is a process that can last for years.

The catagen phase is the regression and detachment of a hair follicle from the skin with an old hair. During the telogen phase, the new hair grows underneath the old, detached hair follicles. Finally, during the exogen phase, the old and detached hair falls out and the new hair shaft emerges.

Throughout the hair growth cycle, it is important that hairs are replaced at the same rate that they fall out to maintain hair density. If old hairs fall out, but the body does not have adequate new hair to compensate, hair loss and thinning will inevitably occur.

Sources:
forhims.co.uk

Is there a hair loss cure?

There isn’t a cure for hair loss, but there are effective medications and hair restoration treatments. While these medications or procedures may slow hair loss or even reverse balding, beware of any company claiming to “cure” your hair loss, as there is no complete cure for hair loss.

Sources:
American Academy of Dermatology

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