Telemedicine for Hair Loss

Is too much hair falling out? Get an online visit for hair loss and get your treatment (if indicated) shipped right to your door for $59.
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How It Works

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1 Register

Choose an appointment, create your account, and complete the health assessment.

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2Pay for your visit

Pay for your visit or enter an eligibility code from your health plan or employer.

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3Your Visit

Appointments are via secure messaging or video chat depending on requirements in your state.

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4Treatment Plan

Your provider will create a treatment plan just for you along with prescriptions where appropriate.

Hair Loss

Hair loss, or male pattern baldness, affects many men throughout their lifetime, including fifty percent of all Caucasian men by age 50. Baldness is typically defined as excessive hair loss on the scalp, although it can also occur throughout the entire body. Losing your hair can be distressing and humiliating, especially if it begins at an early age. Fortunately, advancements in hair loss medications and hair replacement treatments have come a long way in recent years. These remedies can help to slow or prevent balding and have even restored hair growth in many cases.

If you’re fighting hair loss, schedule an appointment through AZOVA’s HIPAA secure platform to receive a 12 month prescription for hair loss, shipped directly to your door every three months.

Causes and Symptoms of Hair Loss

The most common cause for hair loss is hereditary baldness that advances with age. Other reasons that male pattern baldness may occur include hormonal changes, medical conditions, medications or supplements, stress, and excessive hairstyling or treatment. Hair loss can occur gradually as well as rapidly depending on its cause.

Male pattern baldness occurs due to a combination of your genes and the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) binding to receptors in your scalp. As DHT binds to those receptors, your hair follicles go through a process called miniaturization, during which they shrink until they stop producing hair. This form of balding occurs gradually as a slow thinning of the hair on your scalp and is the most common form of hair loss. Hair can also begin to fall out in patches throughout the scalp and is often preceded by pain or itching before the hair loss begins. If triggered by physical or emotional stress, your hair will fall out suddenly and in large quantities, while washing, combing, or pulling on it. This type of hair loss is usually temporary, but you should still consult a doctor to avoid permanent baldness.

If you’re troubled by sudden or gradual hair loss, schedule a virtual appointment through AZOVA™ today to begin early treatment and prevent permanent baldness.

Virtual Testing and Treatment for Hair Loss

During your virtual appointment, your doctor will likely ask about your diet, hair care routine, and medical and family history to diagnose the cause of your hair loss properly. If you’re experiencing patchy hair loss or sudden hair loss triggered by stress, your hair could regrow over the course of a year without treatment. If the problem is due to a medication or nutritional complication, your doctor will suggest improvements to your medication regime or diet. If your doctor suspects that a medical condition is causing your hair loss, they may order one or more of the following tests:

  • Scalp biopsy - a sample of skin and hair will be scraped from the scalp and examined under a microscope to determine whether an infection is causing hair loss.
  • Blood test - used to discover any medical conditions causing balding.
  • Pull test - hairs are pulled to understand their condition and growth stage better.
  • Microscopy - used to discover any disorders by examining the base of the hair.

If your doctor finds that a medical condition is the cause of your hair loss, the first course of action will be to treat that condition directly.

When addressing hereditary male pattern baldness, you have two primary options. Medications such as Finasteride 1mg effectively slow hair loss in nearly all men when taken regularly for several months. It can take up to 12 months to see the full effect, and you can even experience new hair growth. Finasteride is more likely to work than over-the-counter solutions, such as Rogaine, that you can buy in most stores. Alternatively, you can discuss the possibility of a hair transplant surgery with your virtual doctor. These operations take hair from healthy growth areas and transplant them to the balding area. You may need multiple procedures to get the best effect. However, hereditary hair loss will eventually continue despite the operation.

Addressing Hair Loss Through AZOVA™

AZOVA™ provides the perfect solution for scheduling a virtual consultation for hair loss treatment. Our HIPAA secure platform allows you to discuss your hair loss experience in privacy with a qualified healthcare professional.

Create your AZOVA™ account and complete the step-by-step health review. Then schedule a virtual appointment with a healthcare professional to discuss your hair loss condition. Your doctor will conduct an initial evaluation and recommend your best course of action. Your doctor will write any prescriptions for hair loss medications such as Finasteride 1mg immediately, and then you can select your delivery options through the AZOVA™ mobile app.

What You Get

  • Consultation with a medical practitioner for (almost) anything you need
  • Virtual visit via video call or secure messaging based upon your condition and requirements in your state.
  • New prescription or refill if needed
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  • We’ll provide diagnosis and treatment for your medical conditions online. Our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are licensed in all 50 states.
  • We'll write prescriptions and order lab work as needed for your care.
  • Your virtual medical assistant is available 24/7 and will work with the pharmacy and lab to make sure you get what you need.
  • We don’t treat certain medical conditions online including problems that require a hands on exam.
  • We don’t prescribe the following online.

Opioids and other controlled substances like:

  • Adderall
  • Ativan
  • Norco
  • Oxycodone
  • Valium
  • Xanax

Psychiatric drugs like:

  • Abilify
  • Gabapentin
  • Lithium

Lifestyle drugs like:

  • Chantix
  • Contrave
  • Qsymia
  • Always call 911 or your local emergency service immediately if you experience any of the following medical issues:
  • Chest Pain or Pressure
  • Convulsion or Seizure
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Significant, Uncontrolled Bleeding
  • Pain Medication Overdose or Reaction (Narcotics)
  • Moderate to Severe Burn
  • Serious Head, Neck, or Back Injury
  • Serious Limb Impairment or Broken Bone
  • Poisoning
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Mental Health or Substance Abuse Urgency

We are here to help. Contact us now.

You can chat with AZOVA’s Customer Support team or give us a call for comprehensive support, including help with your account, testing, and results.

(844) 692–9682