Hair Growth Medication: How Long Does It Really Take?

So you’ve started on your new hair growth tablets and just one question is on your mind: 

How long until it works?

Effective hair growth treatments aren’t about gimmicky elixirs that promise luscious locks or a full head of hair overnight.

No, the best hair loss medications target the root of the problem and bring the hair growth cycle back into balance. That takes time. It could be 3-6 months before you start seeing a difference.

So if you’re starting your hair growth treatment, remember this:

Slow and steady wins the race.

Is Hair Loss Treatable?

Hair loss isn’t just treatable. The solution is easier than ever (we’re talking consultations-from-your-couch, deliveries-to-your-door, one-pill-a-day easy). 

The Hairy Pill® is a personalised hair growth treatment that can stop hair loss at its roots and stimulates hair growth.

Our process connects you with Australian doctors, pharmacists, and patented technology that has been clinically proven.  

Getting Your Hair Loss Prescription Medication: A Timeline

Remember the part where we said it was easy? It takes just 4 simple steps to get a new hair growth pill that will be made precisely for you and your needs. 

Step 1. Fill out a form. It takes just 5 minutes.

Step 2. One of our partner doctors will assess your form within 24 hours (Mon – Fri)

Step 3. If approved for treatment, your personalised hair loss treatment will be prescribed and sent over to the compounding pharmacist. The pharmacist will also call to confirm all of your details, answer any further questions, and run you through the important information. 

Step 4. Once the pharmacy has compounded your new hair growth tablets, they will express post the treatment to you. It should arrive within 2-3 business days if you’re in a metro area, or 3-5 business days if you’re regional. 

From start to finish, you’ll have your personalised treatment delivered to your door in under a week.

Learn more about The Process. 

Got Your Hair Loss Treatment? How Long It Takes to Work

No hair regrowth treatments in Australia (or globally) provide a miracle instant cure. It’s a big red flag if any solution claims overnight success. That’s just not how hair works. 

The Hairy Pill® treatment targets the roots of your hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Because of the nature of the hair growth cycle, it takes time — between 3 and 6 months on average — to start to see results.

All good things take time. Read one patient’s journey with The Hairy Pill®

The Stages of Hair Growth with The Hairy Pill®  

Everybody experiences hair loss differently and everybody’s hair regrowth journey will be slightly different. 

But over 20,000 patients have used the underlying technology in The Hairy Pill® — enough to help us understand the common stages of hair growth with our treatment. 

Stage 1 

The first stage might not be what you expect. For some the first 3 months will be a test phase, with the doctors providing a low starting dose to test your sensitivity, ensure your comfort, and reduce the likelihood of side effects. But if you notice your hair shedding or thinning out, it’s a good sign treatment is already beginning to work!

It means your new hair growth pill is starting to stimulate the growth of new hair. These will grow from beneath the dead hair, pushing out the old hair and causing shedding. This is hair fall (with replacement) not hair loss (without replacement)… a big difference!

Just remember: 

It’s out with the old, in with the new, healthier hair. 

This stage of hair shedding generally lasts around 4-8 weeks. After that, it’s time to let your hair down. 

Stage 2 

By the end of the hair shedding phase, you’ll notice your hair start to thicken. If not, one of our partner doctors may change the dose and/or ingredients to help the process along.

The shedding cycle can happen again over the next 6-12 months as your hair returns to a healthy, natural hair growth cycle. 

Stage 3

Once you’re on a consistent dose over a period of time, the changes in your hair will become more consistent. Within a year, you’ll hopefully have a lot more coverage with noticeably thicker and stronger hair all over. 

What to Expect When Taking Hair Loss Medication? 

Aside from fully understanding the timeframe from starting treatment to seeing results, it also helps to know about any potential side effects. 

Fortunately, The Hairy Pill® treatment comes with a very low incidence of side effects. It helps that the process includes a titration dosing strategy.


This means the doctor you consult with will likely start you on a low dose treatment (this may differ if you’re already on some form of hair loss treatment and moving over to The Hairy Pill® to significantly reduce your chance of having side effects. 

Over time, you and our partner doctor can work together to find the lowest effective dose that works for you. 

It’s unlikely you’ll experience side effects. But if you do, the doctors and pharmacists can change the dose and/or ingredients in your hair growth tablets to remove the side effect/s immediately. 

The best bit? 

It’s at no extra charge.

We often get asked whether excessive hair growth elsewhere on your body is a side effect of treatment. The short answer is yes — but it’s incredibly rare. The hair follicles on your head are far more responsive to treatment so about 95% of people will not experience this. This is because the hair follicles on your head have the greatest capacity for stimulation. If you think about the hair on your head, this keeps growing and growing, whilst the rest of your hair on your body only grows to a short length and then falls out. 

Also, don’t forget hair shedding isn’t a side effect of treatment — it’s actually a sign that the treatment is working and new hair is growing!

Talk to a Hair Loss Doctor Today and Start Your Regrowth Journey 

The Hairy Pill® uses underlying hair regrowth technology invented by world-renowned Australian dermatologist Professor Rodney Sinclair. It’s been researched, tested, refined, patented, and clinically proven with evidence supporting hair loss prevention and hair growth. 

Ready to reverse your hair loss and start your journey to fuller, thicker coverage? Join the more than 20,000 people who have used the underlying technology behind The Hairy Pill®. Get started now.

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