TLDR Effective treatments for male pattern baldness include oral finasteride and topical minoxidil, while topical minoxidil is best for female pattern baldness.
This 2014 document provides an evidence-based update on treatments for androgenetic alopecia (AGA), also known as male or female pattern baldness. The most effective medical treatments for male AGA are oral finasteride and topical minoxidil solution, while topical minoxidil solution appears to be the most effective and safe treatment for female AGA. Other treatments, including anti-androgen and estrogenic drugs, have limited evidence to support their efficacy. Surgical treatments, such as hair transplantation, are also discussed. Low-level light therapy is a relatively new technique used in the treatment of AGA, but its efficacy is still being studied.View this study on link.springer.com →
Finasteride and dutasteride effectively treat hair loss, but may cause side effects like sexual dysfunction and depression.
Low-level light therapy may help hair regrowth, but more research is needed.
Laser device increases hair density, safe for treating hair loss in men and women.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) increases the number of new hair follicles and speeds up hair formation.
Dutasteride-containing mesotherapy effectively treats female hair loss, improving density and thickness with minimal side effects.
Possible new treatments for common hair loss include drugs, stem cells, and improved transplants.
Crescina® lotion helps reduce hair loss and increase hair growth in males with androgenetic alopecia.
Male pattern hair loss caused by follicular miniaturization; early diagnosis and treatment can reduce psychological burden.
Female pattern hair loss diagnosed by scalp appearance, treated with combined therapies and targeted approaches.
Injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can increase hair growth rate and density in male pattern baldness.
Finasteride may cause long-lasting sexual side effects.
Minoxidil helps regrow hair in female pattern hair loss, but more research needed for other treatments.
Melatonin solution helps treat hair loss in men and women.
Finasteride works better than Serenoa repens for male hair loss.
Estrogen therapy helped regrow hair in a bald man.
Former finasteride users with persistent sexual side effects have higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts.
Men with hair loss experience lower quality of life, worsened by factors like age, severity, and treatment history.
Platelet-rich plasma can potentially promote hair growth by stimulating cell growth and increasing certain proteins.
Minoxidil treats hair loss, promotes growth, has side effects, and has recent patents.
Latanoprost 0.1% may effectively treat hair loss.
PGD2 stops hair growth and is higher in bald men with AGA.
Platelet-rich plasma with a new carrier significantly increases hair thickness without serious side effects.
5% minoxidil foam once daily works as well as 2% minoxidil solution twice daily for female hair growth and is more convenient.
Use minoxidil for hair loss; finasteride and dutasteride for men, dutasteride for women.
Finasteride for hair loss can cause long-lasting sexual side effects like low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Flutamide improves female hair loss when other treatments fail, but may cause liver toxicity.
Flutamide effectively treats female pattern hair loss with low doses showing good liver tolerance.
Finasteride helps hair growth but may cause sexual side effects.
Dutasteride 0.5 mg daily improves hair growth safely in men with hair loss.
Hair loss in men treated best with early medication or transplant, new treatments researched.
5% minoxidil works better for hair growth than 1% minoxidil.
HairMax LaserComb® effectively promotes hair growth and stops hair loss in males with androgenetic alopecia, with no serious side effects.
Adenosine lotion improves hair growth and thickness in women with hair loss.
New 5% minoxidil foam effectively promotes hair growth and is safe for use.
Minoxidil works better for female hair loss than alfatradiol, both safe.
Laser/light treatments for hair loss are popular but lack scientific data proving effectiveness.
Ketoconazole lotion can improve hair regrowth for some people with androgenetic alopecia.
Combined minoxidil and tretinoin solution works as well as regular minoxidil for male hair loss.
Dutasteride more effective for hair growth, but has more side effects than finasteride.
Finasteride with oral contraceptive helps improve hair loss in premenopausal women.
Hair loss common in Australia; men affected earlier, more often than Asians; women less concerned.
Oral antiandrogens effectively treat female hair loss, with better results in higher hair loss grades.
Melatonin helps hair growth in women with hair loss.
Ketoconazole shampoo with finasteride improves hair density in men with hair loss.
Minoxidil and pyrithione zinc combo most effectively increases hair density.
Finasteride improves hair loss in women with hyperandrogenism.
Best hair growth results from combining finasteride and minoxidil.
Minoxidil works better for female hair loss, but cyproterone reduces scalp oiliness and causes menstrual issues.
Natural 5AR inhibitors effectively improve mild to moderate hair loss in men.
Finasteride doesn't effectively treat hair loss in postmenopausal women.
Finasteride 1mg helps reverse hair miniaturization in men and postmenopausal women.
Patients generally have positive attitudes towards using topical Minoxidil for hair loss treatment.
Using minoxidil and tofacitinib together can effectively treat severe hair loss.
Effective treatments for male pattern baldness include oral finasteride and topical minoxidil, while topical minoxidil is best for female pattern baldness.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a cheap and easy treatment for hair loss, but not suitable for everyone. It also helps in healing ulcers, rejuvenating skin, and improving hair transplants.