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‘Do Minoxidil-Only Male Hair Loss Treatment Plans Work?’

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Name: Carl

Question: Do hair loss treatment programmes that don’t include Propecia work? Can you get results for male pattern hair loss by just using minoxidil? And do you do minoxidil-only treatment courses?

Answer: Hi Carl. Whilst a combination hair loss treatment programme featuring both Finasteride 1mg and minoxidil is generally likely to get the best results when treating male pattern hair loss, minoxidil-only plans – which are available here – can also produce significant regrowth results.

Minoxidil DropperFirstly, it is important to understand the role that each of these treatments plays in preventing hair loss and regrowing hair; finasteride 1mg (brand names include Aindeem and Propecia) helps to block testosterone from forming DHT which causes balding, whilst minoxidil aids regrowth by stimulating dormant hair follicles into the growth phase.

A comprehensive approach to treating male pattern baldness would comprise finasteride 1mg (often referred to as Propecia which is just one of the brand names this medication goes under), minoxidil and a range of hair growth boosters. However, we have found it is possible for Belgravia clients using high strength minoxidil courses to see results without using finasteride 1mg. Below is a selection of just a few of our Hair Loss Success Stories which feature examples of Belgravia clients who have followed finasteride-free treatment courses. Click on the images to see each individual’s full Success Story.

These patients have all followed bespoke Belgravia treatment courses featuring high strength minoxidil; for more information about the formulations we offer please contact the clinic on 020 7730 6666 or send us a message.

Belgravia Centre Minoxidil-Only Success Story - AmirLaz Month 3 Belgravia Minoxidil Only Male Hair Loss Treatment Results

Male Pattern Hair Loss Treated by The Belgravia Centre - Minoxidil Only Results

Male Pattern Hair Loss Treated by The Belgravia Centre - Results from Minoxidil Based Hair Loss Treatment Course

Male Pattern Hair Loss Treated by The Belgravia Centre - Minoxidil-Only Results

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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


6th December, 2014 at 2:39 pm


I have been on adgain hair tabs for 5 months in addition I'm using kera-xl serum and ketakenizol. But still I am loosing 50-100+ hair strands everyday Also I doubt if minodoxil is more effective than kera-xl serum

18th December, 2014 at 10:53 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hello Aadish,

The products you mention are intended to strengthen the hair by improving its condition and overall health, they do not treat hair loss. The only two hair loss treatments medically-proven to treat male pattern baldness are minoxidil and Propecia. However, you say you are losing 50-100 hairs per day which is a totally normal level of shedding.

22nd October, 2017 at 8:32 pm


Hi I'm in my mid 20s and have begun to use minoxidil prophylactically as my dad is bald and 2 older brothers are balding. I have zero hair loss but would like to add propecia. The purpose for this is to prevent the need for a transplant, preferably indefinitely.Is that possible?

30th October, 2017 at 11:18 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Sean, we hope this full response to your question is helpful.

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