Hair loss: what to say to women patients

It’s the awkward subject no-one likes to talk about: female pattern baldness.

But with pharmacists the most likely first point of call for the one-in-three women who will experience hair thinning or loss, it’s important to break the silence, says Sydney consultant dermatologist Dr Eleni Yiasemides (pictured).

These are her tips for helping these patients:

Take the plunge:

Spotted a customer browsing the hair care aisle for boosting serums and scalp revitalisers? Consider approaching them and gently raising the topic. Ask them how their current treatment is