Issues With Pharmaceutical Hair Loss Treatments View Larger Image Pharmaceutical hair loss treatments can result in a range of serious health problems. These can affect not just your outward appearance, but also your general health.

Side effects of Minoxidil(Rogaine) medication:

  • severe scalp irritation
  • unwanted growth of facial hair
  • chest pain, fast heartbeats
  • swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out
  • headache, dizziness, confusion
  • fainting
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling)
  • fatigue
  • difficulty breathing when lying down
  • swelling in hands or feet
  • unusual (rapid) weight gain
  • unwanted body or facial hair growth

Minoxidil (Rogaine) is available without a prescription. You spray or rub it into your scalp 2 times a day. It can be used by both men and women.

Side effects of Finasteride (Propecia) medication:

  • decreased sex drive
  • trouble getting or keeping an erection
  • ejaculation disorder
  • increase in breast size and tenderness
  • skin rash
  • swelling of your lips, tongue, throat or face
  • depression
  • lumps or pain in your breasts
  • nipple discharge

Finasteride. Finasteride (Propecia) is available by prescription. It’s a pill that you take once a day.

Important: For both these drugs above:

If these effects are mild, they may disappear within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t disappear, see your doctor right away. Call 000 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Australian Hair and Scalp Clinics

Our Hair Follicle Activation (HFA) treatment employs a natural approach that is both safe and effective.You’ll look and feel good with our multi-therapeutic, in-clinic HFA treatments combined with our home use products.

Why risk your health with pharmaceutical medication when we can offer a more effective approach that is completely safe?

Some of the key products we offer and use in our treatments include:

  • The Hair Health Tablets, which contain natural plant extracts, and are approved by the Australian Therapeutics Goods Association (TGA).
  • Our Hair Tonic Series, which is available as a topical solution, has enjoyed success in Australia for over 20 years with no major side effects reported.

HFA provides you with a safe, smart option shown to work.