Treats: Hair Thinning (also known as Female Pattern Hair Loss, Male Pattern Hair Loss, Reduced Hair Volume, Androgenic Alopecia)
What are Anti-Androgens?
Anti-androgens are prescription-only drugs, applied topically to your scalp to combat hair thinning. Examples include cyproterone acetate and spironolactone.
These drugs block dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from reaching your hair follicles. DHT is the male hormone (androgen) that triggers hair thinning in people with a genetic sensitivity to it.
Anti-androgens may be prescribed to both women and men.
Do Anti-Androgens Work?
When applied to your scalp in the right mixture, anti-androgens can be very effective at slowing and stopping hair loss — and sometimes even encouraging new hair growth. They are particularly potent when used in conjunction with minoxidil, which dilates your blood capillaries and makes the absorption of anti-androgens into your scalp easier.
At the Philip Kingsley Clinics, we offer a variety of bespoke, prescription-only drops containing both anti-androgens and minoxidil. To find out more, please contact our dedicated reception teams in London and New York.