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About half of men start losing hair at some point in their lives. Dr B.’s discreet online consultations for prescription hair loss treatments can help stop the loss and stimulate growth.

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How Dr. B treats hair loss

1
Health assessment

Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.

2
Provider review

A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.

3
Get your medication

Pick up and pay for the medication at the pharmacy of your choice. Or, get it delivered.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a hair loss prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled.

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Medication

Hair loss treatments at Dr. B

Dr. B offers several treatments for hair loss. We’ve highlighted a few of our most popular and affordable options below, but you can choose other brand and generic medications if desired.

Finasteride

Finasteride is a generic prescription for male pattern hair loss, especially near the temple area of the scalp. The medication increases the production of testosterone and decreases DHT (the hormone tied to hair loss in men), encouraging hair growth.

Prescription length:

90 days, 0 refills

Application:

1 tablet, once daily

Medication prices start at
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$15.78

at Walmart, with a drug discount card.

Propecia

Propecia is a brand version of Finasteride. It can help slow down hair loss in men by decreasing the production of DHT, the hormone responsible for thinning and hair loss.

Prescription length:

90 days, 0 refills

Application:

1 tablet, once daily

Medication prices start at
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$323.45
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Dutasteride

Dutasteride is an oral capsule that treats hair loss in men by blocking the buildup of DHT (the hormone responsible for hair loss in men). Noticeable improvements while using Dutasteride may take 3 to 6 months. Dutasteride is the brand version of Avodart.

Prescription length:

90 days, 0 refills

Application:

1 capsule, once daily

Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$27.07
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Finasteride

Finasteride is a generic prescription for male pattern hair loss, especially near the temple area of the scalp. The medication increases the production of testosterone and decreases DHT (the hormone tied to hair loss in men), encouraging hair growth.

Propecia

Propecia is a brand version of Finasteride. It can help slow down hair loss in men by decreasing the production of DHT, the hormone responsible for thinning and hair loss.

Dutasteride

Dutasteride is an oral capsule that treats hair loss in men by blocking the buildup of DHT (the hormone responsible for hair loss in men). Noticeable improvements while using Dutasteride may take 3 to 6 months. Dutasteride is the brand version of Avodart.

Prescription length:

90 days, 0 refills

Prescription length:

90 days, 0 refills

Prescription length:

90 days, 0 refills

Application:

1 tablet, once daily

Application:

1 tablet, once daily

Application:

1 capsule, once daily

Medication prices start at
Walmart logo
$15.78

at Walmart, with a drug discount card.

Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$323.45
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)
Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$27.07
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

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Looking for a different medication? Here are some options.

Not sure which treatment may be best for you?

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Hair Loss Questions

About Hair Loss

What is hair loss?

Hair loss occurs when hair on the head falls out and new strands don’t grow back to replace them. In those assigned male at birth (AMAB), most lost hair is caused by male pattern baldness—or androgenic alopecia. This usually begins as a receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown of the head. This condition doesn’t affect physical health, but it can cause psychological issues like stress and anxiety.

What causes hair loss?

In people assigned male at birth (AMAB), most hair loss is thought to be caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone shrinks hair follicles, leading to hair loss.

Other contributing factors include:

  • Family history: People with fathers or grandfathers with hair loss are more likely to lose hair.
  • Ethnicity: White and Afro-Caribbean people are more likely to experience male pattern baldness. Those of Asian descent have a much lower chance.
  • Age: Those AMAB are more likely to experience scalp itching and hair loss as they age. Around 50% of men have some amount of loss by age 50.
  • Intense shock: An intense shock can cause hair to fall out. When this happens, it’s called telogen effluvium.
  • Other issues: High stress, thyroid issues, chemotherapy treatment or taking certain medications (like blood thinners) can also cause it.
How long does hair loss take?

People assigned male at birth may begin to lose hair as early as their late teenage years. The loss progresses at different rates, and it can take 15-25 years to cause partial or complete baldness. The proper treatment can slow the rate of male pattern baldness and improve hair growth.

Do I have male pattern baldness or alopecia areata?

Alopecia refers to a range of conditions that involve different types of hair loss.

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune issue that causes hair to fall out in small bald spots. It begins suddenly and may also affect the eyelashes and eyebrows. In most cases, the hair grows back.

Androgenic alopecia—or male pattern baldness—begins as a bald spot or receding hairline and progresses slowly over the years.

Does testosterone cause hair loss?

Hair loss in people assigned male at birth is thought to be caused by a sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). While DHT is a byproduct of testosterone, people with hair loss don’t necessarily have higher testosterone levels.

What are the treatments Dr. B offers for hair loss?

Dr. B offers Dutasteride (and brand version Avodart) and Finasteride (and brand version Propecia) to treat male pattern hair loss. These medications decrease the level of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body, slowing the rate of thinning and lost hair.

Does Dr. B offer hair loss treatments for female pattern baldness?

Dr. B does not currently offer these treatments for those assigned female at birth (AFAB). Dutasteride and Finasteride cannot be used by women or children.

What are PSA levels and why are they important?

In men, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels help doctors determine the risk for prostate cancer. Dutasteride and Finasteride lower PSA levels and can skew the results of prostate cancer screenings. Let your healthcare provider know if you’re using these medications.

How are hair loss treatments applied?

Dr. B currently offers hair loss pills taken as a capsule or tablet.

What are common hair loss treatment side effects?

Common side effects of Dutasteride and Finasteride include impotence, erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, ejaculation disorders (decrease in the amount of semen/sperm released during sex), breast disorders (increased breast size, breast tenderness) and testicle pain or swelling. These symptoms are typically mild and may go away over time. Stop taking these medications and see a medical provider right away if you experience testicle pain/swelling, an increase in breast size/tenderness or prolonged sexual dysfunction.

How can I get a hair loss prescription online?

With Dr. B, you can get a prescription hair loss medicine through our convenient online medical service. Fill out a comprehensive health assessment detailing your symptoms and history. A vetted doctor or medical provider will review your assessment. If they recommend a hair loss prescription, they will send it to your pharmacy of choice. Dr. B offers several different brand and generic medications that can help provide results in as little as three months. So get Dutasteride online, Propecia online or Finasteride online today with our accessible, discreet care program!

How much does a hair loss treatment cost?

Consultation: A virtual medical consultation for hair loss costs $15, which is lower than most doctor copays. Currently, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescription at your pharmacy.

Medication: Dr. B only charges for the medical consultation. When medications are prescribed, we let you choose the most affordable or convenient pharmacy to fill the prescription. Your medication prices will vary depending on your insurance coverage and whether the drug is a brand or generic.

Do you accept insurance?

Right now, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to health insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescription at your pharmacy.

How do refills work?

We’ll send you a reminder for an online assessment when it’s time for your next refill.

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