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Finasteride and Dutasteride

Ordering Finasteride (Generic Propecia)

Please Note
All prescriptions require completion of a medical questionnaire which will be reviewed by the doctor.
A call from the doctor may also be required for further information to complete your assessment.

Choose your treatment option and pay

Answer our short medical questionnaire

Our doctor issues your prescription online

We ship your hair loss medication

Finasteride 5mg

12 Months/ 3 Boxes (half a tablet 3 days a week)

£100

+ £7.50 postage and packaging
Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
Pill Cutter Included
Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
£8.33 per month
Please note: brand received may vary

Finasteride 1mg

12 Months (daily tablet)

£200

+ £7.50 postage and packaging
Quantity
Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
£16.66 per month
Please note: brand received may vary

Finasteride 5mg

12 Months (half a tablet 3 days a week)

£100

+ £7.50 postage and packaging

Quantity

12 Months £100.00 GBP

Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
£8.33 per month
Please note: brand received may vary

Ordering Dutasteride (Generic Avodart)

Please Note
All prescriptions require completion of a medical questionnaire which will be reviewed by the doctor.
A call from the doctor may also be required for further information to complete your assessment.

Dutasteride is the active ingredient in the medication Avodart. An alternative to Finasteride; the 0.5mg capsule is taken daily to treat male pattern baldness.

Quantity
Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
£16.66 per month
Please note: brand received may vary

Hair Loss Medication

WHAT IS FINASTERIDE ?

Finasteride is a prescription-only hair loss medication. It’s widely known under the brand name of Propecia, but the actual medication is called Finasteride and like most medications the generic versions are as effective as the branded ones

Finasteride belongs to a group of medicines called 5 alpha reductase inhibitors and has been used to treat hair loss since 1990.

Real Results

Are Finasteride Results Proven?

To test Finasteride’s effectiveness, researchers conducted a five-year medical trial to identify the long-term effects of the medication, as well as any short-term effects or results. After five years, the results shown were extremely positive.

42% of men who took Finasteride experienced hair growth in areas where they were becoming bald and another 48% noticed that their hair loss had ceased and that no more hair had fallen out.

Overall, 90% of the men taking the clinical trial experienced positive results.

Not only did the five-year clinical trials involving Finasteride  conclude that it is a successful hair loss solution for men with male pattern baldness, but also that it improves the overall condition of their hair, which became thicker and stronger.

How Does Finasteride Work For Hair Loss

​Finasteride works as a long-term method of decreasing the effect of DHT *on hair follicles. It has a high success rate in those with mild to moderate hair loss but may need to be taken for several months before any effect is seen.

*DHT stands for the hormone dihydrotestosterone. Genetic baldness is caused by a disorder that causes the hair follicles to become sensitive to DHT. As a result, they shrink, weaken and eventually die, causing hair loss.

Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group
Hair Loss Medication Surgery Group

How Quickly Does Finasteride Work?

​If you take one tablet a day of Finasteride, you should expect to see results after 3 months of treatment. However, in some cases, results could take a little bit longer to show.

Only stop to take Finasteride if you’ve taken it for over 12 months without results.

If you have any doubts, contact us directly and we’ll advise on the best next step to take with the treatment

Does Finasteride Have Any Side Effects?

Side effects are very rare when taking Finasteride.

However, as with any type of medication, some side effects can occur.

Studies show that about 1.5% of men taking Finasteride have a risk of experiencing nipple tenderness or rashes, and a reduced sex drive.

Hair Loss Medication

WHAT IS DUTASTERIDE?

Dutasteride is the active ingredient on the medication Avodart. An alternative to Finasteride; the 0.5mg capsule is taken daily to treat male pattern baldness (MPB).

It was originally developed to treat prostate enlargement and is chemically similar to Finasteride. In clinical trails Dutasteride has been shown to be more effective in treating MPB. 

It inhibits 5-Alpha Reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The main difference between Finasteride and Dutasteride is that the latter inhibits both type I and type II of this enzyme, making Dutasteride more effective.

Finasteride belongs to a group of medicines called 5 alpha reductase inhibitors and has been used to treat hair loss since 1990.

Natural Hair Loss SOLUTION

Pharma Hermetic Hair Recovery Program

HRP Hair Recovery Program is a home hair loss treatment. It is growing in popularity as an all natural topical finasteride alternative.

Finasteride and Dutasteride FAQ
Hair Loss Medication

Our generic hair loss medications are simply pharmaceutical drugs that contain the same chemical substance as a drug that was originally protected by a patent. A pharmaceutical company applies for a patent to retain exclusivity for the product they have created.  Generic drugs are allowed for sale after the patents on the original expires (the patent usually lasts for 20 years).

In the case of Finasteride it was originally produced and branded as Propecia for male pattern hair loss and Proscar for its other treatment of prostate gland enlargement.

Dutasteride was patented in 1993 by GlaxoSmithKline and sold under the brand name Avodart.

The short answer is no.

For more information about this contentious subject please read this article in from The Independent Pharmacy – Can Women Take Propecia For Hair Loss?

Finasteride is a private prescription hair loss treatment. This means it is not available on the NHS and requires a private prescription. Once you have completed our online medical questionnaire our doctor will assess your condition and (if appropriate) provide a prescription.

The internet has a wealth of information about the possible side effects of Finasteride. Frequently associated with erectile dysfunction it is the side effect we get asked about the most. Please read this NHS article from 2017 Hair Loss Drugs Linked with Erectile Dysfunction.

No problem. Please call, email, text or WhatApp us. We are more than happy to chat about Finasteride and other hair loss options. 

Contact our hair loss expert Matthew directly on 07855 565558. or email matthew@surgerygroup.co.uk

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Working with COVID-protected facilities

Working Safely

  • Routinely asking patients for relevant COVID-19 history of their own health and people they are in contact with. It is important that patients provide accurate information.
  • Following social distancing guidelines by limiting the contact of patients with one another whether in consultation or in a procedure and will arrange waiting room seating accordingly.
  • Using suitable equipment/PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as recommended by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) or another equivalent governmental agency.
  • Routinely using relevant health histories and daily temperature monitoring of all clinic staff and patients as part of their strategy to prevent contagion. Additionally, and where available, follows all government guidelines on use of testing to monitor staff.
  • In addition to using proper PPE, each clinic uses appropriate cleansing, disinfecting and sterilization procedures throughout the office/clinic. Also, uses proper waste disposal methods for any materials that could be contaminated.
  • Advising patients of handwashing protocols in the office/clinic and how to change gloves, gown and masks.
  • Assuring the public that the staff have received additional training with regards to proper COVID-19 infection control methods
  • And perhaps most importantly, the surgeon you have chosen is the one performing the surgical steps of your procedure, rather than delegating it to unlicensed technicians.

 

Clinic Advice

Regarding COVID19, we are working with selected COVID-protected facilities who have now reopened. These clinics have started a phased return model for a new normal with various safety measures in place including a limited number of procedures, reduced footfall through the clinic and enhanced PPE for staff. On the day, you will be asked to complete a COVID questionnaire and have your temperature taken on entry, as well as being asked to wash your hands. You will be asked to wear a face mask so that theoretically you are protected and you protect staff members in case anyone happens to be positive whilst asymptomatic.

Surgery Group have adopted guidelines from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for use in all clinics taking into account UK law and each clinic has completed a COVID19 risk assessment of the patient journey through the clinic and taken steps to minimise risk, and we hope that by doing so, the risk of contracting coronavirus is significantly less than your weekly supermarket shop, however, it is not possible to guarantee that the risk of catching it is zero, such as in the nature of the virus.

To be clear, the government’s advice for the time being remains to stay at home unless you need to leave the house for one of 4 reasons including “any medical need” –

Corona Virus Government Advice

Without specific national guidance on hair transplant clinics, we deem it safe to offer the service in a limited capacity with the measures we have taken, but it is up to you to decide if leaving the house to attend a hair transplant clinic constitutes a “medical need”.