Drugs against alopecia
May 7th 2024

Anti-alopecia drugs affect sexual desire: Truth or myth?

In general, to treat hair loss due to alopecia, it is necessary to resort to medical treatments orally or by injection. This has been the subject of debate on many occasions as anti-alopecia drugs are said to affect sexual desire. Is this true? Do alopecia treatments affect libido?

In the blog de Hospital Capilar, hair transplant clinic in Spain, we tell you everything you need to know. Is it true that anti-alopecia drugs affect sexual desire or is it another of the fake news of the hair?

Use of drugs against alopecia: Why is it necessary to use them?

Currently we can find multiple hair products, as well as herbal food supplements, aimed at curbing hair loss. These are effective in cases where hair loss is seasonal or by Stress, in which the hair follicle is not destroyed but the hair grows back.

However, these types of hair products do not work in isolation in cases of alopecia. They can be a good complement, but in no case will they treat it definitively. It is essential to understand that alopecia is a chronic disease that requires medical treatment or drugs to solve it. Even in cases where a capillary graft is performed, it is essential to continue treating it since, otherwise, native hair will fall.

However, it must be a doctor who determines if the consumption of drugs against alopecia is necessary and, if so, what guideline to follow.

Is it true that anti-alopecia drugs affect sexual desire?

One of the most frequent consultations of our patients in Hospital Capilar is whether anti-alopecia drugs affect sexual desire.

Like any other medication, the drugs most used to stop hair loss due to alopecia also have side effects to take into account. In this sense, our medical equipment indicates that it is true that anti-alopecia drugs affect sexual desire, but in very few cases and only drugs with antiandrogen action. It is estimated that only 2% of people who consume these drugs orally or injected have alterations in their sexual health. Furthermore, in most of those few cases these alterations end up regulating themselves without the need to suspend treatment.

In any case, the consumption of drugs for alopecia implies a subsequent medical control, so in case of experiencing adverse effects, a specialist doctor must be the one who evaluates each particular case. 

Hair mesotherapy in Spain

Medical hair treatments for hair loss

At the first signs of baldness, it is essential to go to a specialized hair clinic for a personalized diagnosis. In this way the medical team determines what type of alopecia, the degree, as well as the best treatment in each case. Also if you are suitable for a hair graft or, on the contrary, it is already too late

En Hospital Capilar We have hair treatments with proven medical efficacy aimed at curbing hair loss.

Hair Redensification Treatment

El Hair Redensification Treatment, or HRT, consists of dermoinfiltrations in the scalp of drugs adapted to each patient and vitamins. In this way it is possible to stop hair loss, especially in cases of androgenic alopecia.

Capillary Regeneration Treatment

El Capillary Regeneration Treatment, or CRT, is another of the maintenance treatments of Hospital Capilar. It consists of extracting the patient's own blood, which is subjected to a centrifugation process, separating the platelet cells from the rest of the blood components. Thus, the rich growth factors are obtained, which are subsequently infiltrated into the scalp through microinjections. It is a treatment that promotes hair regeneration and hair quality.

Hair graft in Spain

El hair graft It is currently the only method by which it is possible to have hair again in those areas where it stopped growing due to some type of alopecia. In Hospital Capilar We perform hair transplants in Madrid daily, but also in Murcia and Pontevedra in our own clinics.

The process is outpatient, minimally invasive and does not require general anesthesia. It consists of the individual extraction of the necessary follicular units from the area that is not affected by alopecia, to subsequently implant them in the area to be treated.

The definitive results are given once the first year after surgery has elapsed, although the first changes can be seen after 6 months.

Doctor Orozco carrying out the design of the front line in Hospital Capilar Murcia

Your hair implant in Spain in Hospital Capilar

En Hospital Capilar we are dedicated exclusively to medicine and hair surgeries. We have an experienced medical team that will answer all your questions. Haven't you joined the hair revolution yet? Request your hair diagnosis at no cost!