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Male hair loss treatment - Online visit

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Virtual visit
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*Prices vary by location
Get virtual care from a licensed clinician quickly—no appointment necessary.
Answer some health questions and connect with a clinician
Pick up any prescribed medication at a pharmacy of your choice or have it delivered
Pay a flat visit fee without surprise bills (insurance not accepted)
Your health data is secure and protected by our practices and by law

What causes male hair loss?

Male balding, also called male pattern hair loss (MPHL) or androgenetic alopecia, is caused by your hair follicles becoming smaller over time. The androgen hormone DHT influences this process, which is largely driven by genetic factors.

Can a man's hair grow back?

Yes, a man’s hair can grow back as long as a hair follicle is still active. Male hair loss treatments can stimulate hair growth and prevent further hair loss. But androgenetic alopecia tends to progress with age, and there’s no permanent cure for the condition. When you stop treatment with medications like minoxidil (Rogaine) or finasteride (Propecia), you lose their benefits.

Is this treatment right for me?

Male, ages 18-64
You have symptoms of classic male pattern balding, particularly around your hairline or the top of your head
You’re not experiencing pain, redness, scarring, or visible sores on your scalp
You still have some hair on your head
You’re not losing hair on other parts of your body
Common male hair loss medications
These medications aren’t a cure for MPHL, but they can stop the progression of hair loss and improve hair coverage when used for at least 6 months.
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• Prescription only
• 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor
• Inhibits DHT production by 65%
• Usually well tolerated, with small risk (<5%) of sexual side effects
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• Increases size of hair follicles
• 2% or 5% solution or foam applied 2x daily
• Expect 2 months of increased hair shedding
• Usually well tolerated, with rare scalp irritation
Your clinician will determine which (if any) hair loss treatment is medically appropriate for you based on your symptoms and health history. If you're prescribed medication, pick it up at a pharmacy of your choice. Choose Amazon Pharmacy for free delivery and transparent Prime pricing.
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How it works
Treatment for men, ages 18-64
Answer some questions
We'll ask some questions about your symptoms, health history, and what you're looking for.
Connect with a clinician
Choose from multiple online providers and between video or message-only (if available in your state).
Get a treatment plan and medication, if prescribed
Your clinician will determine what's medically appropriate for you and send any prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice.
Follow up for 14 days
You'll have unlimited messaging with your clinician for 14 days after you receive your treatment plan. Ask questions about your treatment, or change or adjust your medication.
Multiple online clinics to choose from
Amazon Clinic partners with online clinics to deliver treatment. All partners have U.S.-licensed clinicians and adhere to strict regulatory standards.
Compare prices, response times, and available treatments to pick the online clinic that works best for you.

Frequently asked questions

Can Amazon Clinic treat female hair loss?
Not at this time. To determine what's causing hair loss in women, clinicians usually need testing that's not currently available through Amazon Clinic.
How common is male pattern hair loss (MPHL)?
MPHL is very common, especially as men get older. Research shows that 16% of men under 30 report moderate to extensive hair loss, but it's reported in over half of men ages 40-49.
What types of visit can I have?
Video visits are available in all 50 states and D.C. Message-only visits are available in 34 states. To see your visit options, first choose your state.
Can I use my health insurance to pay for a visit and/or medication?
Amazon Clinic doesn't accept health insurance for visits at this time. You can submit a claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement, but we can’t guarantee they’ll reimburse you.

If you normally use insurance to pay for your medications, you can do that with medications prescribed through Amazon Clinic. Amazon Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. For other pharmacies, please talk with your pharmacy directly about insurance coverage. The cost of medication isn’t included in the cost of your visit.
How does Amazon Clinic protect my health information?
Amazon Clinic protects your health information by strictly following the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA governs what Amazon Clinic and your healthcare providers can do with your medical information, as well as your contact and payment information. Amazon Clinic doesn’t and will never sell your personal information. Learn more on our privacy page.
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