If you’re dealing with female pattern hair loss, you might have heard of the prescription medication spironolactone being used off-label for hair loss in women. This medication comes in an oral tablet form and a compounded topical form.
Originally, this medication was used to treat high blood pressure, but more recently, physicians have been using it to help treat hair loss in those who deal with female pattern hair loss (or androgenic alopecia).
If you’re wondering if topical spironolactone could help with your own hair loss, we’ve got you covered. Let’s go through the benefits of topical spironolactone and how you can get your own prescription formula delivered to your door.
In the United States alone, there are over 21 million women who deal with female pattern hair loss. This problem reaches far and wide, affecting women of various ages.
So, what are the solutions to this common problem? The following treatments are shown to be effective hair loss treatments for women.
The hair loss that occurs as a result of androgenic alopecia is related to hormones called androgens. Specifically related to the relationship between testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Spironolactone helps to slow the overproduction of testosterone, thus reducing the creation of DHT down the line. This medication also affects DHT’s ability to bind to the androgenic receptors.
Since DHT plays a role in androgenic alopecia hair loss, blocking its creation helps with maintaining your hair. In short, spironolactone cuts androgenic alopecia off at the knees. However, it should be noted this treatment is not an overnight fix, and it may take months to begin seeing results.
In a recent 2020 study including 60 women with androgenic alopecia, participants were treated with topical minoxidil gel and spironolactone gel.
Researchers found using both ingredients in tandem was the most effective treatment, with the group receiving both ingredients having the most success. In a 2017 study, the combination of both minoxidil and spironolactone was found to lessen shedding, increased thickness of hair, and increased hair regrowth.
We know, you hear the word “prescription” and you immediately get visions of having to go to the doctor’s office and get evaluated for hair loss treatment. But not with Strut Health.
Strut Health allows you to skip the doctor’s waiting room and get your hair loss treatment totally online. Prescription hair loss treatment has never been so easy.
If you’d like to try our unique combination of topical spironolactone minoxidil and tretinoin, complete a questionnaire-based online doctor's consultation to see if our unique hair loss treatment is right for you.
If our doctors find our Women's Hair Growth Rx Formula is a good fit for you, we’ll ship your prescription right to your doorstep.
We try to make treatment as easy and effective as we possibly can for our patients. We know that hair loss can be an emotional and upsetting reality, so we are here to help. If you’re ready to finally get your strut back, complete your online questionnaire-based consultation today.