We like to mull this question over. But if you think a full head of hair will contribute to your overall quality of life, then it’s good to be decisive. Because the earlier you start, the more effective the results.
Also known as “androgenic alopecia,” it appears in the form of a receding hairline, complemented by progressive thinning at the crown of the head.
Genetics, along with the DHT hormone, is believed to affect how sensitive hair follicles are, which makes them shrink, making hair grow thinner and slower.
Aside from simply accepting hair loss —a perfectly good choice, we might add!—Felix offers finasteride/Propecia®.
Finasteride is a pill that functions by preventing the conversion of testosterone to DHT in various tissues, including the scalp, to lessen hair loss.
No more clinic waitrooms. Or pharmacy pickups. Or awkward conversations.
We’ll ask you some questions about your medical history, and your symptoms.
We carry most generic and brand name medication. If you’re not sure, our medical team can recommend one for you.
We’ll ship your medication to your door, in a discreet package, for free.
At Felix, it’s our goal to make pricing as transparent and easy as the care we provide. Here’s how it works.
Finasteride is an orally administered pill that functions by preventing the conversion of testosterone into a follicle-shrinking androgen called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair loss treatments can work to preserve hair and may even regrow hair.
Finasteride is generally recognized as the most effective therapy for treating male pattern baldness. Increased hair on the scalp can be seen within three months of starting treatment and longer-term studies have demonstrated increased hair on the scalp at 24 and 48 months with continued use. In one study, Finasteride was effective at stopping hair loss in 83% of men compared to 28% for the placebo group. Effectiveness only persists as long as the drug is taken. Finasteride typically works better to prevent further hair loss than to regrow lost hair.
As with any prescription medication, side effects may occur. For the vast majority of patients, Finasteride works without causing side effects. However, some men may experience a reaction. Read our important safety information to learn more about possible side effects. If you experience any side effects while taking finasteride, talk to your doctor.
When you complete an online visit for a Hair Loss treatment, we will ask all the relevant questions the doctor needs to understand your condition and make the best decision. Also, if the doctor needs further information, they will follow up via our secure doctor/patient chat.
Hair loss medication filled via Felix has a starting cost of $45 per month. The price will vary based on the province it is shipped to, and the refill schedule chosen.
Currently, telemedicine appointments are not covered so you will be charged for a $40 fee for each online visit with a Felix doctor.
Medication coverage varies greatly between different plans, provinces and has specific criteria that determine eligibility. We recommend that you upload your private and/or provincial benefit card during the online visit so that our pharmacy partner can apply any coverage you are eligible for before shipping your meds.
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Dr. Daly is a Family and Emergency Medicine physician who currently practices in Georgetown, Ontario. She has a wide range of interests within medicine, including Women’s Health, palliative care and rural and remote medicine. She has practiced in many different environments across Canada including Newfoundland & Labrador, Yukon, Northwestern Ontario and Women’s College Hospital in downtown Toronto.
Dr. LaBrie is a Family Physician practising full service community family medicine. Born and raised in Calgary, she did her BSc at UofC in Kinesiology. She studied Medicine at Queen’s University and returned to the UofC for her residency in Family Medicine. She has worked in community Family Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine and Family Practice Obstetrics. She is currently a clinical lecturer with the University of Calgary and works at her clinic, Nest Maternity and Lactation, in Airdrie, AB.
Dr. Lasuta is a family physician who has provided office, hospital and emergency care for the last 10 years in a small town on the coast of British Columbia. She attended medical school at the University of British Columbia and completed a rural focused family medicine residency program at University of Calgary. She has always had a varied medical practice and enjoys providing medical care to all ages.
Dr. Peltz is a urologist with a clinical interest in sexual health and research interests in innovative care models and medical education. She completed a residency in urology at the University of Toronto, followed by a clinical fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery. She currently works as a urologist at the Toronto General Hospital and is completing a research fellowship in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.
Dr. Wijayasinghe is a family doctor with a special interest in women's and sexual health. She studied medicine at the University of Alberta and completed her Family Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Low Risk Obstetrics at the UofT. She is the Medical Director of Primary Care Outreach at Women's College Hospital and the Medical Director at the Immigrant Women’s Health Center and has a family practice at St. Michael's Hospital.