Although there is no cure for male pattern baldness there are different ways of managing the symptoms, including:
- Minoxidil – a medication available as a scalp application from most pharmacies. It may stimulate hair growth in a small proportion of adults, but only for as long as it is used.
- Finasteride – a highly effective medication, available privately for the treatment of symptoms in the UK. This medication has been proven to be effective in increasing hair growth and preventing further hair loss.