This is reduces DHT levels to treat androgenic hair loss.

Topical finasteride is a prescription only medication in the UK which is used to treat hair loss. It works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which plays a key role in hair loss. As such, Finasteride is particularly useful in androgenetic alopecia (male and female pattern baldness). By reducing DHT levels in the scalp, topical Finasteride can help to prevent hair thinning and promote regrowth.

Benefits of Finasteride in Hair Loss Treatment

The main way topical Finasteride works is by blocking an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme is responsible for converting testosterone into DHT. Elevated levels of DHT can shrink hair follicles which leads to hair thinning and loss. By reducing DHT levels, Finasteride can help to maintain hair follicle health and encourage new hair growth. The key benefits of using topical Finasteride in hair loss treatments include:

  • Reduces Hair Loss
  • Promotes Hair Regrowth
  • Improves Hair Density
  • Easy to Use & Reduced Risk of Systemic Side Effects Compared with Oral
  • Combined with Other Hair Stimulating Ingredients
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Hair Loss Treatments with Topical Finasteride

We design each and every one of our personalised treatments based on the individual patient’s concerns, goals, and preferences. Generally, topical finasteride is a useful ingredient which we use in the following treatments:

  • Hair Loss Treatments for Men
  • Hair Loss Treatments for Women

Combining with Other Actives

We usually use topical Finasteride in combination with with other medication and compounds to enhance its effects on hair loss. These are some of the most common actives we may use with it:

  • Minoxidil: this duo can promote hair regrowth and improve hair density more effectively than using either treatment alone.
  • Biotin: strengthens hair and supports keratin production which enhances overall hair health.
  • Caffeine: stimulates hair follicles and increases blood circulation to the scalp.
  • Melatonin: regulates hair growth cycles and protects hair follicles from oxidative stress which improves hair density and length.
  • Tretinoin: can enhance the absorption of hair loss treatments.
  • Hydrocortisone: helps reduce scalp irritation caused by some types of hair loss treatments.

Topical Finasteride Treatments in the UK

In the UK, all forms of Finasteride including topical are available by prescription only. Generally, it is used to treat androgenetic alopecia and usually in combination with other hair loss medications. We add Finasteride to our personalised hair loss treatments where we think it is beneficial and safe for the patient. The concentration and other ingredients we use depend on the patient’s hair loss condition and medical history.

To get your personalised hair loss treatment, you will need to complete an online consultation form or book a virtual video consultation with one of our doctors first. They will design a treatment that they think will best serve your needs and will take into account any wishes or preferences you’ve expressed wherever possible. Your doctor will monitor you throughout your journey. You will have access to your doctor by email at any time as part of your treatment.



    Your doctor will design a personalised treatment and program for you to follow. The cost of the consultation will be deducted from any treatment purchase.


    This is a 3 month supply of treatment (100ml). Your doctor will create a personalised treatment taking into account your health, hair loss concerns, goals and wishes.

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Important Information

Topical finasteride can be a safe and effective treatment for certain types of hair loss. It is a prescription only medicine which should only be used under the guidance of a medical professional.

Safety and Side Effects

Topical Finasteride is generally considered safe for most individuals. However, some users may experience side effects such as scalp irritation, itching or dryness. It also carries the risk of allergic reaction. Unlike oral finasteride, topical application should reduce the risk of systemic side effects like but they can not be ruled out. These include sexual side effects such as decreased libido, erectile dysfunction and reduced ejaculate volume. These effects can sometimes be long-lasting, even after discontinuing the medication. Other potential side effects include breast tenderness, discharge or enlargement (gynecomastia), testicular pain and an increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Some users may experience allergic reactions, such as rash, itching, or swelling, and psychological effects like depression and anxiety. Additionally, Finasteride can lower PSA levels, which may mask the diagnosis of prostate cancer. If you experience side effects, discontinue use and seek medical help.


Although Finasteride is safe when used appropriately, certain conditions need caution or avoidance:

  • Scalp Conditions: people with scalp conditions such as psoriasis or severe dermatitis should avoid using Finasteride unless advised by a healthcare provider.
  • People with a history of depression: Finasteride can cause mood changes.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Finasteride is not safe for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to potential risks to the baby. Due to its potential to cause birth defects, it should not be handled by anyone who is pregnant or who is trying to become pregnant.
  • Allergies: individuals with known allergies or hypersensitivity to Finasteride or any of its components should avoid using products containing this ingredient.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store Finasteride products in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. Always check the expiration date on the product packaging and discard any medication that has changed in appearance or smell.

Frequently asked questions

No we do not normally use Finasteride for hair loss by itself as it will not be effective. However, we encourage all our patients to express their wishes and concerns when we design their treatment. Wherever possible we respect and accommodate these as long as we feel it is medically safe and beneficial to do so. Ultimately our aim is to provide you with the best solution for your concern and we'll design your treatment to achieve that.

All our treatments are compound formulas made individually for each patient and should to be used over 3 months from when they're dispensed. Its important to use exactly as directed in your treatment plan.

This is a prescription only medicine and hence can only be offered after a consultation with a doctor if they feel it is appropriate for you. This ensures that the treatment is safe for you to use and that it meets your treatment goals. Your doctor will also be able to answer any questions you have and provide you with a personalised treatment plan so you get the most out of your treatment and avoid irritation or side-effects.

Yes. We offer either online consultation forms or video appointments. Whatever option you choose, you will have the same doctor dedicated to you throughout your treatment and get a personalised experience.

Yes, if you are a new client to our clinic. This is to ensure that we create a treatment that is appropriate and safe for you.

You will have direct access to your doctor by email so you can ask questions, get advice and let them know if you have any problems.

No, you just need to reach out to your doctor by email and they will arrange your follow up. This maybe by email or a virtual video follow up depending on the problem.

Absolutely not. We never charge for any follow up or aftercare. You can contact your doctor at any time for advice, updates and any issues.

No, you can just email your doctor and they will assist you.

No it is not. We are really passionate about putting you in control of your treatment. Everyone responds differently and we may adjust your treatment formula after completing each course based on how your skin responds. That's why we don't think subscriptions make sense for a personalised journey. We leave it up to you to let us know when you need a refill and we make it very easy to order these.

Unfortunately we can only offer our services to customers based in the UK.

Your product(s) will be delivered straight to your home. It usually takes 2-3 business days for products to arrive.

Nope! All our prices are as listed on the website. The fees also include delivery.


Compounded treatments like the ones we use are unlicensed medications because they are custom-made for each patient based on a specific formulation tailored to their unique needs. Unlike licensed medications, which are approved by regulatory bodies for general use, compounded treatments are created by pharmacists to meet the specific requirements of an individual patient as prescribed by their doctor. While they do not undergo the same approval process as licensed medications, they offer a personalised approach that can address specific concerns where a licensed treatment doesn't exist effectively under professional supervision.