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Hair loss treatment available online today

In order to treat your hair loss, consult with one of our board-certified doctors online today to prescribe medications to slow down, stop, or reverse hair loss . Get a new prescription to treat hair loss or refill an existing prescription today.

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Medication services available for adults and kids (3+)

Top quality, board-certified doctors

Insurance accepted, but not required

Prescriptions sent to your local pharmacy*

*PlushCare doctors cannot treat all cases of hair loss. Our primary care physicians can conduct an initial evaluation of your symptoms, but may need to refer you to a specialist or for in-person treatment. Prescriptions are provided at the doctor’s discretion.



Most major insurance plans accepted

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Paying without insurance? New patient visits are $129, and follow-ups are only $99 for members.

Don’t see your provider listed? Email [email protected]  or call  (888) 564-4454  to talk to a PlushCare specialist.

3 simple steps to request treatment for hair loss today

Step 1

Book a hair loss treatment appointment.

Book a same day appointment from anywhere.



Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your hair loss symptoms.

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.



Step 3

Pick up a prescription for hair loss treatment.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.



Hair loss treatment pricing details

How pricing works

To request hair loss treatment and get a new or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

Copay

For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

$129

Repeats only $99

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $99 for active members.

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If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

Hair loss treatment FAQs

  • Is there any real treatment for hair loss?

    Yes, there are several effective treatments for hair loss. Depending on the underlying cause of hair loss, your doctor may recommend medications or hair transplant surgery to promote hair regrowth and slow further hair loss.

  • What is the best medication for hair loss?

    The best medication will depend on the specific type of hair loss. Some common medications for hair loss include:

    • Finasteride (Proscar)

    • Minoxidil (Rogaine)

    • Oral dutasteride

  • How can I restore my hair loss?

    To start treating hair loss, talk to a medical professional for a proper diagnosis. Once your doctor has determined the underlying cause of hair loss, you can start exploring possible treatments for hair loss, such as medications and hair transplants.

  • How can I stop hair loss and regrow hair naturally?

    There are several ways to prevent hair loss that isn't related to a genetic condition:

    • Add extra protein to your diet.

    • Massage your scalp to stimulate hair growth.

    • Take over-the-counter hair loss medication.

    • Maintain good hair care and scalp care.

    • Use coconut oil on damaged hair.

  • Do hair loss treatments work?

    Yes, hair loss treatments can work effectively when used as directed. Research shows that finasteride, a medication for male pattern baldness, helps two-thirds of people regrow their hair. The treatment takes time to work, and it may take up to 12 months to see results.

  • Do you need to continue to take hair loss medication if your hair grows back?

    Yes, you should continue taking hair loss medication to prevent further hair loss. If you stop taking your medication as prescribed, you may experience hair loss or thinning hair. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your medical treatment.

Learn about hair loss

Hair loss, also called alopecia, can affect the scalp or other parts of the body. With alopecia, hair loss typically falls out in small patches, but in some cases, hair loss can be more extensive.

There are two types of hair loss: permanent hair loss and temporary hair loss. While permanent hair loss cannot be reserved, temporary hair loss (from illness or stress) can be treated.



Hair loss causes

  • There are several causes of hair loss, including:

    • Hereditary hair loss: Hereditary hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is the most common type of hair loss. While women might notice a widening part, men may experience a receding hairline or bald patches at the top of the head.

    • Age: Most people start losing hair as they age. At some point, hair follicles stop growing hair. As a result, you may notice hair thinning and a loss of color.

    • Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata happens when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles, leading to hair loss. It can affect anywhere on the body, including the scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows.

    • Cancer treatment: If you're undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, you may notice sudden hair loss within weeks of starting treatment.

    • Emotional stress and illness: After recovering from an illness, giving birth, or having an operation, you may notice hair loss. Hair loss can also happen after a stressful event, such as a death or divorce.

    • Hormonal imbalances: Hormonal disorders, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), can cause imbalances that lead to hair loss.

    • Hair care: If you bleach, perm, or relax your hair, you could be damaging your hair. Tight hairstyles can also cause hair loss.



Hair loss symptoms

  • Hair loss symptoms may vary depending on the cause and location of hair loss. Some common symptoms include:

    • Gradual hair thinning on the top of the head

    • Circular or patchy bald spots

    • Handfuls of hair that come out when combing or brushing

    • A widening part or receding hairline

    • Full-body hair loss



How to treat hair loss

Treatment for hair loss will depend on the underlying cause of hair loss, which requires a diagnosis from a medical professional. Your doctor or dermatologist will ask questions to determine the type of hair loss. In addition, they may examine the affected area.

Once your doctor determines the cause of hair loss, they can recommend the best method for treating hair loss. Effective treatments can help reserve hair loss, or at least slow it. With some types of hair loss, proper treatment may be able to stimulate hair growth.



Hair loss medication

  • Several medications can help treat hair loss, including:

    • Finasteride (Propecia): Finasteride, a daily pill, can help treat male pattern hair loss. Many men taking finasteride notice a slowing of hair loss, and some may experience new hair growth.

    • Minoxidil (Rogaine): Minoxidil is an over-the-counter medication available in the form of liquid, foam, and shampoo. These products can help promote hair growth or slow hair loss. It takes at least 6 months to prevent further hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

    • Oral dutasteride: Over-the-counter oral dutasteride capsules help reduce hair loss and increase hair growth.



How to prevent hair loss

In most cases, hair loss is related to genetic factors (male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss). Unfortunately, it's not possible to prevent this type of hair loss.

The following tips can help you avoid preventable types of hair loss:

  • Treat your hair gently. Avoid harsh hair treatments and tight hairstyles that pull on scalp skin, such as tight ponytails and buns.

  • Avoid tugging on your hair when it's wet. Use a detangler and a wide-toothed comb to limit the tension on your hair.

  • If you notice hair loss after starting a new medication, talk to your doctor.

  • Quit smoking. Smoking may contribute to male pattern hair loss.

  • Talk to your doctor about dietary changes. Your doctor may recommend eating a more balanced diet or taking supplements.



When to see a doctor for hair loss

If you're feeling distressed by hair loss and want to explore your treatment options, talk to your doctor. If you're experiencing female pattern hair loss or a thinning hairline, talk to your doctor about treatment options to avoid significant pattern hair loss.



Related conditions to hair loss

  • Severe and untreated thyroid conditions can cause hair loss by disrupting hormone production. With thyroid conditions, hair loss may develop gradually, and you might notice your hair slowly thinning before patchy hair loss occurs.

    • Anemia

    Hair loss can happen when there's a lack of nutrients in your diet. When you don't have enough iron, your body can't produce hemoglobin, which supports the cells that stimulate hair growth.

    People with diabetes face a higher risk of alopecia areata, where the immune system attacks the body's hair follicles. Diabetes itself can also lead to hair loss.



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