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Male Hair Loss Treatments

Dr Epameinondas Bonaros is a hair transplant surgeon and hair loss specialist in Glasgow with extensive experience in treating hair loss in men.

We offer a range of male hair loss treatments, whether you need to slow hair loss, address a receding hairline or patchy beard, or restore lost hair.

Book a free Zoom consultation to find the right route for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Regain Your Hair, Regain Your Confidence
  2. Our Hair Loss Treatments for Men
    1. FUE Hair Transplant on Head
    2. Beard Transplant
    3. Body Hair Transplant
    4. Hair Loss Medication
  3. Hair Restoration for Men — FAQs
    1. What are the most common types of hair loss in men?
    2. Can medical conditions or other factors cause hair loss?
    3. Are all types of hair loss treatable?
    4. Will transplanting hair prevent further hair loss?
    5. How is the FUE transplant procedure done?
    6. Am I a suitable candidate for the FUE procedure?
    7. Do the results of hair implants for men look natural?
    8. What is the recovery process like after a hair transplant in men?
    9. What is the cost of male hair transplants?
    10. What non-invasive hair loss treatments are available?
  4. Dr Bonaros: For a Bespoke Male Hair Loss Treatment in the UK

Regain Your Hair, Regain Your Confidence

Having seen the negative impact that hair loss can have on men’s emotional well-being and confidence, Dr Bonaros is passionate about providing treatment plans that suit the individual needs of every patient.

We want all our patients to live a confident lifestyle and be fully informed about what they can do to achieve this. And understanding why your hair loss is occurring is often the first step towards knowing what the best hair loss treatment is. Some of the more common causes of hair loss include androgenetic alopecia (also known as male pattern baldness), alopecia areata, scarring alopecia and involutional alopecia. Hormonal imbalances, scalp infections, thyroid issues, and side effects from medications can also impact the quality of our hair growth.

Book an appointment at our hair loss clinic in Glasgow to start your journey towards regaining your hair and your confidence.

Our Hair Loss Treatments for Men

Whether you want to reduce the appearance of a male receding hairline, slow hair loss or hair thinning process, promote hair regrowth, or treat hereditary hair loss, we believe we can find a solution for you.

These are some of the men’s hair loss treatments on offer at our Glasgow clinic:

FUE Hair Transplant on Head

Our male hair replacement procedure can treat thinning hair, a receding hairline, and many other hair loss issues.

Dr Bonaros is a highly experienced surgeon that specialises in the highly effective FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure. This hair loss treatment harvests hair follicles one by one from the back of the head and implants them into bald spots on the crown, mid-scalp or hairline.

This method is more aesthetically pleasing than others and is done without the use of sutures for reduced recovery time and discomfort.

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Beard Transplant

beard transplant result photos before after images Glasgow Scotland by Dr Bonaros

A sparse or patchy beard doesn’t need to be a source of shame.

Whether yours is due to family history or scarring that is slowing hair regrowth, we offer a specialised FUE beard hair transplant in Glasgow to replace thin or absent facial hair.

Body Hair Transplant

Hair loss can affect the entire body. Our body hair implant procedure is designed for this and is ideal for people with thinning hair on the chest, abdomen, or pubic area.

For this procedure, we use the FUE method to extract individual hair follicles and mix this with existing body hair to increase the density of hair distribution.

body hair transplant

Hair Loss Medication

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Surgery isn’t the only option when you start to lose your hair. There are a variety of alternative treatments like prescription hair loss medications available to those who suffer from hair thinning, a receding hairline, male pattern baldness, reduced hair health, and other conditions. Some of these medications include:

  • Minoxidil: Minoxidil was initially utilised as part of a treatment plan for hypertension, where it was found to deliver excessive growth of hair on the body as an unintentional side effect. This led to the development of a topical formulation which has since become one of the leading treatments for male pattern baldness. Oral minoxidil is also prescribed for male pattern hair loss treatment.

  • Finasteride: Oral and topical finasteride is often used to treat male pattern hair loss and is most effective on the crown of the head.

  • Dutasteride: This prescription drug is one of the best hair loss treatments for male pattern hair loss because it slows down the hair loss process.

Book a consultation with Dr Bonaros to discover the best hair loss treatment plan for your unique needs.

Hair Restoration for Men — FAQs

We believe in transparency and giving our patients all the information they need to make an informed decision about treating hair loss, whether they are looking to address a men’s receding hairline or create a fuller beard. We listen when our patients talk and these are the questions we hear the most often:

What are the most common types of hair loss in men?

These are some of the conditions affecting some of our patients. If you are unsure of whether this is what you are experiencing, get in touch with Dr Bonaros for a diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to you.

Androgenetic Alopecia

Otherwise known as male pattern baldness, this hair loss type affects millions worldwide and is the most common reason for thinning hair.

Androgenetic alopecia in men presents as the typical receding hairline pattern, which goes hand in hand with hair loss from the top and front of the head.

Alopecia Areata

This is a common autoimmune disorder that leads to unpredictable and patchy hair loss. In most cases, bald patches are formed where small quarter-size areas of hair falls out at a time.

While this may start as just one bald spot or a few patches at the beginning, alopecia areata can ultimately affect wider areas of the scalp as well.

Patients with DUPA and alopecia areata are not good hair transplant candidates
A case of Alopecia Areata

Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia

This is a type of hair loss that is accompanied by scarring. It’s often the result of a group of disorders that destroys hair follicles and replaces it with scar tissue.

This condition can either come on gradually and go unnoticed for long periods or progress rapidly while being accompanied with itching, burning and pain.

Involutional Alopecia

Usually underlined by a family history of male pattern baldness, this genetic condition shows when men start experiencing thinning hair as they age. As more hair follicles go into the resting phase, the remaining hair becomes shorter and hair density is reduced.

Knowing the cause of your hair loss can greatly assist in finding the right male hair loss treatment for you. Book a free Zoom consultation for more information.

Can medical conditions or other factors cause hair loss?

Our hair is affected by various factors in our life, such as:

Hormonal Imbalances

Excess androgens (male sex hormones) play a role in male pattern baldness. It is related to an increase in an androgen called dihydrotestosterone (or DHT). DHT not only binds to hair follicles and stops hair growth, but may also decrease the life span of a hair follicle overall.

Thyroid Problems

Both hypothyroidism (an under active thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) can result in hair loss or hair thinning, because this type of medical condition causes a hormonal imbalance.

Thyroid-related autoimmune diseases, such as Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, can also limit and reduce hair growth.

Scalp Infection

Many scalp conditions and infections can cause hair loss. Some of these include:

  • Folliculitis
  • Ringworm
  • Piedra
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Scalp psoriasis
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Certain Medications

A number of medications can cause drug-induced hair loss as a side effect.

Some medications that can potentially make men lose hair include blood-thinning medications, beta and calcium channel blockers, anti-inflammatories, and drugs for depression.


This condition is also known as hair pulling disorder and is thought to be closely related to obsessive compulsive disorder and other types of anxiety disorders.

It is characterised by urges to compulsively pull out hair from the scalp area, eyebrows, eyelashes and other areas of the body, which is often accompanied by a sense of relief or pleasure.

Nutrient Deficiencies

Deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals can lead to hair loss and reduced hair growth because these compounds usually aid in the hair growth cycle and cellular turnover.

Examples of deficiencies that can cause hair loss include insufficient protein, vitamin D, biotin, collagen, zinc and iron.

Physical Trauma and Stress

When your body is under severe physical stress, the natural growth cycle of hair growth can be disrupted, which can lead to hair loss.

A shock to the system — such as a severe accident, surgery, or serious illness — can also shock the hair follicles and lead to a man losing hair, sometimes even months after a stressful time or event.

Are all types of hair loss treatable?

No, not every type of hair loss can be treated. But, for those hair loss cases that are not treatable, there are still treatment options that can reverse the hair loss or at least slow down further hair loss.

In your consultation with Dr Bonaros, he will assess your unique situation and suggest a treatment that is best suited to you.

Will transplanting hair prevent further hair loss?

Hair transplants for men do rebuild thinning areas, but do not stop future hair loss in other areas.

Transplanted hair will grow permanently and consistently, but there’s always the chance that you will continue losing your native or non-transplanted hair. That is where non-surgical treatments come in, and should be considered as a starting point or in conjunction with men’s hair transplant surgery to treat hair loss.

DHI direct hair implantation procedure in Glasgow Scotland by Dr Bonaros

How is the FUE transplant procedure done?

The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a cosmetic transplant procedure that doesn’t require the use of sutures. Hair follicles are harvested one by one (under local anaesthesia) and implanted into bald spots on the crown, middle of scalp or hairline, or on other parts of the face or body.

The FUE procedure extracts healthy hair follicles either manually or with a motorised implanter pen from the donor area. This donor area is usually located on the back and sides of the head where the hair is genetically more resistant to male pattern baldness.

Am I a suitable candidate for the FUE procedure?

We are able to treat most instances of hair loss, but there may be exceptions, such as a pre-existing medical condition or current medication being taken that could exclude you from this procedure.

To find out if you are suitable for a FUE hair transplant in our Scotland clinic, use our online assessment form or contact us to book a consultation. We do both in-person and Zoom consultations.

Do the results of hair implants for men look natural?

The natural-looking results of the treatment is one of the reasons why FUE has become one of the more popular surgical hair loss treatments.

Since there is minimal, virtually invisible scarring, you can wear your hair in a variety of styles after your treatment — including shorter cuts. Unlike some other surgical treatment options where there is a clearly distinguishable donor site, FUE subtly subtracts follicles so they can be easily incorporated into your preferred hairstyle.

What is the recovery process like after a hair transplant in men?

The recovery process after an FUE procedure is relatively quick and easy. There will be some swelling, redness, itching or discomfort around the transplanted area after the transplants, but in theory, you can go straight back to work and daily life the following day already.

On average, the total recovery time is between 10 and 12 days, and most patients can see their final cosmetic results about six months after their men’s hair replacement surgery.

What is the cost of male hair transplants?

If you’re interested in a men’s hair transplant in the UK, you may have noticed that there is no set men’s hair transplant cost. This is because the pricing is generally based on the number of grafts needed for each individual patient — and every situation is unique.

Beware of clinics that offer discounts based on volume or perform more than one procedure at a time, because this can potentially lead to you having work done by poorly trained technicians. At our Glasgow clinic, our hair transplant for men is performed by Dr Bonaros himself, so you can rest assured that you will be in good hands.

Request a personalised quote with an estimated male hair transplant cost using our Online Assessment Form. We also offer financing options so you don’t have to wait for ‘some day’ to get your confidence back.

What non-invasive hair loss treatments are available?

If you are not a good candidate for male hair transplant surgery or you’re not quite ready to take this step, we also offer alternative treatments that are non-invasive. These include prescriptions for medications such as Minoxidil, Finasteride and Dutasteride.

Ultimately, the best hair loss treatment for men will differ from patient to patient. Book a consultation with Dr Bonaros for a personalised treatment plan.

Finasteride for hair loss Side effects and dosage. Dr Bonaros hair transplant surgeon in Glasgow

Didn’t see an answer to your hair loss question? Schedule a free Zoom consultation or reach out to us for more information or for advice.

Dr Bonaros: For a Bespoke Male Hair Loss Treatment in the UK

Whether you require hairline surgery for men or prescription medication, we are here to help you make the best decision in treating your hair loss.

Regularly attending conferences, monitoring the latest technology, and staying up to date with medical research, Dr Bonaros delivers hair restoration treatments with integrity, excellence and care.

We take pride in our patient-centric approach, ensuring that every patient can benefit from the expertise of Dr Bonaros and his team. Contact us to get started on your hair restoration journey.

Why Choose Dr Bonaros?

If you’re looking for a reliable hair loss treatment or a male hair transplant in the UK, you will want Dr Bonaros and his team by your side. At Dr Bonaros Hair Transplant Clinic, our mission is to provide honest, responsible and ethical advice tailored to each patient’s unique needs. So you can expect the following from us:

  • Trusted Expertise: Dr Bonaros is Scotland’s only full member of the ISHRS, a global medical association that focuses on maintaining the highest standards of medical practice and medical ethics in the field of hair restoration. He is also a full member of BAHRS, which upholds high professional standards among men’s hair loss treatment professionals in the British Isles.

  • A Personalised Experience: The entire hair transplantation procedure is performed with Dr Bonaros as the lead surgeon. Other establishments leave these critical steps in the hands of hair technicians. We are proud to offer a personalised approach to hair restoration and hair replacement for men.

  • Cost Effective Treatment Options: Since there is no middleman between patient and surgeon, we can offer our patients more competitive and reasonable rates than other clinics. We also provide free Zoom consultations.

Dr Bonaros is a hair restoration specialist in his office in Glasgow

If you want to invest in professional hair restoration, partner with Dr Bonaros at his Glasgow hair loss clinic. We genuinely care for every patient’s well-being and will go the extra mile to support your journey to renewed confidence.

Ready to transform your appearance and regain your confidence? Book a consultation with Dr Bonaros to explore our male hair loss treatments.