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Where to get your hair loss treatment from

Where to get your hair loss treatment from

There are a lot of different hair loss treatment options, but not all of them are available everywhere. Some are only available by prescription. However, that doesn’t mean that the best hair loss treatment is only available by prescription. Different treatments will work best for different people. You might find that the best treatment for you is one that you can simply buy over the counter.


Daniel Atkinson
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Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical lead
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Where can you get hair loss treatment?

You can get hair-loss treatments:

  • Prescribed by a clinician
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) at your local pharmacy
  • CVS, Walmart, and other popular pharmacies
  • Supermarkets
  • Online pharmacies
  • Online, without a prescription

Getting hair loss treatment in person

Seeing a clinician in person might be useful. They will physically examine you and your hair. This will help the clinician make individualized recommendations to treat your hair loss . The clinician may also be able to determine if your hair loss is caused by another condition.

Some nutrient deficiencies in your diet can lead to hair loss. Nutrients considered important for hair growth are iron, zinc, vitamin B3, fatty acids, selenium, vitamin D, biotin, and amino acids and proteins. If one of these nutrient deficiencies is the cause of your hair loss, your clinician will need to help make sure that you’re making the right changes to your diet, or that you’re taking the right supplements for your hair loss. If the cause for your hair loss is male pattern baldness, you will be prescribed hair loss treatment.

Some hair loss treatments aren’t covered completely by insurance. You might want to consider other options after you’ve received your prescription. For instance, you can get Finasteride online, or by subscription once you’ve talked to our experts about your health.

Getting hair loss treatment over the counter

If you don’t feel comfortable seeing a doctor about your hair loss, there are over-the-counter options you can try. These OTC treatments do not work for everyone, and there aren’t many clinical studies to show how effective most of these over-the-counter products are.

You can also find OTC hair loss treatments online through major retailers like Amazon, as well as from your local pharmacy and most popular pharmacies.

Before you buy anything, you should make sure that the products that you choose to treat your hair loss are regulated and safe to use. If you’re not sure, ask a clinician for advice. They should be able to let you know if the product you want can be effective.

Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, and high street pharmacies

If you have a prescription for a hair loss treatment, most pharmacies will be able to dispense it for you. Aside from that, they might also have some over-the-counter options for you to try. Make sure to consult with a clinician or pharmacist before taking anything so they can make sure that the treatment is right for you.

Some pharmacies offer hair loss treatment for both men and women but they mostly only sell OTC options, like: vitamins, shampoos, conditioners, and concealers. You can also get Rogaine at most well-known pharmacies. Rogaine is a foam that’s applied directly to your scalp. Some studies have shown that it can be effective for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart offer OTC and prescription treatments (such as Finasteride and Propecia).

Getting hair loss treatment from supermarkets

Getting hair loss treatments from supermarkets such as Walmart could be more convenient for you, as you can do it while you’re doing your regular shopping, rather than having to travel somewhere solely to get hair loss treatment.

Most supermarkets have a medicinal section. Larger supermarkets often even have an in-store pharmacy where you can fill your prescription. For example, the Walmart pharmacy allows you to get your prescription filled and reviewed by a pharmacist.. All you have to do is collect the medication at your local Walmart in-store pharmacy.

The downsides of getting hair loss treatment from supermarkets is that not every store will have a pharmacy, and options may be limited. There is a chance that you won’t find the best treatment for you there.

Getting hair loss treatment online

Getting hair loss treatment online is the simplest of choices. Most websites won’t ask much of you. They usually request that you complete a form with some of your personal information and health details. Then, all you have to do is pay for the treatment you want, and select whether you want your processed for delivery or pick-up.

Some online pharmacies allow you to speak to a clinician who can prescribe the treatment that you need, or dispense your existing prescription. If you know your way around the internet, getting hair loss treatment online is easier than any other option. It can give you more discretion, and you’ll have a wider choice of treatments to choose from.

When getting hair-loss treatments online, make sure that they’ve been prescribed and approved by registered clinicians. This will make sure that the treatment is safe and suitable for you to use.

To check the legitimacy of the source you’re getting the medication from, watch out for these things:

  • Doctors must be members of their provincial medical professional regulatory authority
  • Pharmacists must be registered with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC), to be able to dispense prescriptions.
  • Online pharmacies should also be registered with the PEBC and will show a unique number somewhere on their website.


Hair loss treatment: expert advice

If you’re wondering where to find hair loss treatment online, we might have the answer for you. Our clinicians can offer guidance and information regarding your hair loss. They can also suggest the best hair loss products for your needs. All you need to do is talk to us about your health.

Our clinicians are regulated by the PEBC and can provide safe, discreet hair loss treatments online. We can help you whether you’re looking for something new or simply need to renew your existing prescription.

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