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What are hair loss and hair thinning?

At Hair Doctors, we believe in the long-term care of our patients. Androgenetic Alopecia or female or male pattern baldness is a lifelong progressive condition caused by sensitivity to androgen hormones.

They cause hair at the top of your head to thin and fall out over time. Starting early on prescription medications can help slow down the natural progression of Androgenetic Alopecia and keep your hair healthier and thicker for longer.

The two key medications in combating hair loss have been approved by TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration). Both these medications work alongside each other to tackle hair loss. One prevents further hair loss whilst the other stimulates hair growth.

We understand that medication is a long-term commitment as hair loss treatments and therefore at Hair Doctors, we have developed highly effective and evidence-based treatment plans to suit your needs and lifestyle.

These range from combined oral capsules to topical solutions and foams.
We also offer a variety of prescription medications for female hair loss.

Hair loss and hair thinning are conditions characterised by a decrease in the amount of hair on the scalp. Hair loss can range from mild hair thinning to complete baldness.

Hair thinning is a common condition that a variety of factors, including genetics, aging, hormonal changes, stress, and certain medications, can cause. In some cases, hair loss and hair thinning can be treated with medications or other treatments.

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Benefits of hair loss prescription
medication treatments

There are several benefits that come with using hair loss prescription medications such as:


One primary benefit of hair loss prescription medication treatments is that they can help to regrow dormant follicles back into the growth phase and thicken thinning hairs by stimulating new hair growth. This can significantly improve the confidence of an individual who is suffering from hair loss as hair density is greatly increased.


Hair loss prescription medication treatments can also be used to prevent further hair loss from occurring. This is especially helpful for those who are genetically predisposed to pattern baldness and other forms of hair loss.


Medication treatments can also help to strengthen existing hair, making it less likely to break off or thin out. This can result in a fuller, thicker head of hair. They also increase collagen and elastin production.

Scalp Health

Hair loss prescription medication treatments also often have beneficial side effects on the scalp. The medications can help to reduce inflammation and irritation, which can contribute to hair loss and hair follicle health.


Unlike other treatments for hair loss like surgery, hair loss prescription medication treatments are relatively accessible and can often be prescribed by your doctor.

Hair loss prescription medication Sydney

There are several medications available to treat hair loss. These include minoxidil (Rogaine), finasteride (Propecia), corticosteroids, dutasteride (Avodart), and spironolactone (Aldactone).

Our medication contains several of these ingredients and is effective against the loss of hair and hair thinning.

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Hair loss medication is a great alternative to hair
transplantation surgery to treat hair loss.

What causes thinning hair and hair loss?

Thinning hair and hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, aging, hormonal changes, certain medical conditions, medications, or physical and emotional stress.

Genetics plays a large role in determining a person’s hair growth, and a genetic predisposition to thinning hair or hair loss can be passed on from either parent.

Aging can also contribute to hair thinning and hair loss, as the natural aging process causes the hair to become thinner and weaker over time. Hormonal changes, such as those during pregnancy or menopause, can also cause temporary hair thinning or loss.

Some medical conditions, such as thyroid disorders and autoimmune diseases, can lead to hair thinning and hair loss. In addition, certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs, can lead to temporary or permanent hair loss.

Lastly, physical or emotional stress can cause hair to become brittle and easily break or fall off.

What are the symptoms of hair loss?

There are a number of symptoms linked with hair loss which include:

  • Gradual thinning on top of the head
  • Circular or patchy bald spots
  • Sudden loosening of hair
  • Full-body hair loss
  • Excessive shedding of hair
  • Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp
  • Black dots on the scalp
  • Burning or itching sensation on the scalp
  • Receding hairline or balding at the temples
  • Full-body hair thinning

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Cost of hair loss prescription medications Sydney

The price of hair loss prescription medications in Sydney starts from $99 for a 3-month supply.

Price all inclusive of all aftercare and GST. Reviews are done every 3-6 months.

Our experienced doctors will consult with you online and will decide on your suitability for each of these medications. Please submit your request via the form below.

Why choose us

Hair Doctors is Sydney’s premier hair loss clinic specialising in both medical and surgical hair restoration. We offer a comprehensive doctor-led service for men and women, including hair loss consultations, digital scalp analysis, medication and growth factor treatments.

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Meet our doctors

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Hair Transplant Doctor

Dr Ateka is a highly qualified Aesthetic Medicine and Minor Surgery practitioner, having obtained her qualifications from the University of Dundee, UK in 2006.

With over 10 years of experience in the field, she underwent further specific training in Anaesthesia and Acute Care and is certified by the London Hair Restoration Academy to perform transplant surgery using advanced micro FUE extraction and DHI implantation techniques.


Hair Transplant Doctor

Dr Oz graduated from the University of Dundee in the UK in 2009, with a degree in Medicine. Subsequently, he gained extensive experience in the field of Men’s Health and Aesthetic Medicine.

To further his qualifications in medical education, Oz obtained additional certifications and is now the Medical Advisor/Educator for Australia’s leading online Men’s Health platform, MOSH.

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If you require more information on hair loss prescription medication treatments, please read our most frequently asked questions:

Dermatologists can prescribe medications such as minoxidil (Rogaine), finasteride (Propecia), and dutasteride (Avodart) to help treat hair loss.

There are a few prescription medications available for female hair loss. These include minoxidil (brand name Rogaine) and Spironolactone.

Both medications can help slow down hair loss and stimulate hair growth. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking any medication for hair loss.

Yes, a GP can prescribe hair loss treatment. Depending on the cause of your hair loss, the GP may refer you to a dermatologist or hair specialists like Hair Doctors for further treatment.

This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

How to schedule a consultation

To schedule a consultation with one of our hair loss experts, please contact us as follows: