Topical Minoxidil stimulates hair growth, increases thickness and reduces loss.

Minoxidil is now one of the most effective and popular treatments for stimulating hair follicles and promoting regrowth. It is a vasodilator that was originally used to treat high blood pressure and its ability to promote hair growth was discovered as a side effect. In the UK, Minoxidil is available as both an oral and topical treatment to hair loss in men and women.

Benefits in Hair Loss

The main way Minoxidil works is by widening the blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the hair follicles. This enhanced circulation delivers more oxygen, blood and nutrients to the follicles. Ultimately this can help to stimulate hair growth and strengthen existing hair. Although the exact mechanism by which Minoxidil promotes hair growth is not fully understood, it is thought to prolong the anagen phase (growth phase) of the hair cycle. Topical minoxidil offers several benefits for treating hair loss in men and women:

  • Stimulates Hair Growth
  • Slows Hair Loss
  • Improves Hair Density
  • Easy to Use & Reduced Likelihood of Systemic Side Effects Compared with Oral
  • Can be Combined with Other Ingredients to Boost its Effects
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Treatments with Topical Minoxidil

We design every one of our personalised hair loss treatments according to each of our patient’s concerns, goals, and wishes. Topical minoxidil is an ingredient that we commonly add to our formulations for the following treatments:

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

Complimentary Actives

Topical minoxidil is sometimes combined with other medicines or compounds to enhance its effects. The most common ones we use include:

  • Tretinoin: may enhance the absorption of minoxidil and improve its effectiveness.
  • Spironolactone: can help reduce androgen levels and treat hair loss in premenopausal women.
  • Hydrocortisone: helps reduce scalp irritation caused by Minoxidil and/or Tretinoin.
  • Finasteride: can reduce hair loss and promote regrowth by inhibiting the production of DHT.
  • Dutasteride: like Finasteride this inhibits DHT and enhance hair regrowth.
  • Biotin: strengthens hair and supports keratin production.
  • Caffeine: stimulates hair follicles and increases blood circulation to the scalp to boost the effects of minoxidil.
  • Melatonin: regulates the hair growth cycle and protects hair follicles from oxidative stress. Can help increase hair density and length.

Topical Minoxidil Prescription Treatments in the UK

In the UK, topical Minoxidil is available both over-the-counter and by prescription most commonly in spray, foam or serum form. Over-the-counter minoxidil typically comes in 2% and 5% strengths for women and men respectively. However, higher concentrations and those formulated with other ingredients like Finasteride, Duasteride or Spironolactone require a prescription. We add Minoxidil to our personalised hair loss serums where we think it is appropriate and safe for the patient. The concentration and other ingredients we use depend on each individual patient’s hair loss and medical history.

To access our personalised hair loss treatment service, you will need to complete the 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 is safe. They will also take into account any wishes or preferences you have as much as possible. Your doctor will also provide you with ongoing support and monitoring throughout your journey. You can connect with 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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Duration of effect
3-4 Months

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Important Information

Topical minoxidil is a popular treatment for certain types of hair loss. As such, Minoxidil, especially in higher strengths, should be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider. It is safe and effective when used appropriately however there are some potential risks, side effects and contraindications you should be aware of.

Safety and Side Effects

Topical Minoxidil is generally safe for most individuals. However, some users may experience side effects such as scalp irritation, itching or dryness. In rare cases, it can cause more serious side effects like unwanted facial hair growth or changes in hair colour and texture. If you experience severe side effects, discontinue use and seek medical help.


While minoxidil is safe for many individuals, certain conditions require more caution or avoidance:

  • Scalp Conditions: Individuals with scalp conditions such as psoriasis or severe dermatitis should avoid using it unless advised by a healthcare provider.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Minoxidil is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to potential risks to the baby.
  • Allergies: Individuals with known allergies or hypersensitivity to Minoxidil or any of its components should avoid using products containing this ingredient.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store minoxidil 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

Yes, absolutely if your doctor feels this is safe and appropriate for your hair loss. 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.

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.