TLDR Androgenetic alopecia, a common hair loss condition, can be treated with topical minoxidil, oral finasteride, or oral spironolactone, and new treatments like platelet-rich plasma, low-level laser therapy, and janus-kinase inhibitors are being explored.
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a common type of progressive hair loss affecting up to 80% of men and 50% of women in their lifetime. It is caused by an excessive response to androgens, leading to hair follicle regression and a decrease in overall hair coverage on the scalp. In women, AGA presents as diffuse thinning at the crown. Diagnosis is typically based on a thorough history and physical exam, with biopsy rarely required. Treatment aims to increase scalp coverage and slow hair thinning, often through the use of topical minoxidil for both sexes, oral finasteride in men and non-reproductive women, and oral spironolactone as an alternative therapy to finasteride in women. Recent studies are exploring the use of platelet-rich plasma, low-level laser therapy, and janus-kinase inhibitors for AGA treatment, with promising preliminary results.View this study on link.springer.com →
Low-level laser therapy safely and effectively improves hair growth and coverage for male and female pattern hair loss.
Combination therapies work better than single treatments for hair loss.
Dutasteride works better than finasteride for hair loss, with both being safe to use.
Finasteride shows promise for female hair loss, but more research needed.
FAGA diagnosis uses blood tests and trichoscopy, with treatments like topical minoxidil, oral anti-androgens, and hormone-modulating drugs.
Oral minoxidil and topical minoxidil 5% both effectively improve female-pattern hair loss with safe side effects.
Ketoconazole may help regrow hair and increase follicle size, but more research needed.
PRP treatment helps hair growth in most cases, but more research needed.
Male pattern baldness involves genetics, hormones, and needs better treatments.
Various treatments exist for hair loss, but more research is needed for better options.
Minoxidil boosts hair growth by opening potassium channels and increasing cell activity.
Hair loss increases with age; alcohol raises risk, more female partners lowers it.
Hair loss in men is common, treatable, but not curable.
Various medicinal plants like Polygonum multiflorum, Red ginseng extract, and Zizyphus jujuba can potentially treat hair loss, offering benefits like low cost and multiple ways of working. Other effective natural substances include Pygeum africanum, Seneroa, Urtica dioica, and more.
Patients generally have positive attitudes towards using topical Minoxidil for hair loss treatment.
Androgenetic alopecia, a common hair loss condition, can be treated with topical minoxidil, oral finasteride, or oral spironolactone, and new treatments like platelet-rich plasma, low-level laser therapy, and janus-kinase inhibitors are being explored.
Finasteride helps hair growth but stopping it causes faster hair loss.