TLDR Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved topical drug for treating male or female pattern hair loss, and other medications like finasteride and dutasteride can also increase hair growth.
This document provides an update on treatment options for androgenetic alopecia (AGA), also known as male or female pattern hair loss. It discusses various medications and therapies that have been studied for their effectiveness in treating AGA, including cyproterone acetate, finasteride, dutasteride, spironolactone, and flutamide. The document concludes that minoxidil is the only topical drug approved by the FDA for treating AGA, and it has been shown to be effective in both men and women. Other medications, such as finasteride and dutasteride, have also been found to be effective in increasing hair growth. However, it is important to note that the document is from 2016, so more recent research may have been conducted since then.View this study on link.springer.com →
Minoxidil effectively treats female pattern hair loss.
PRP treatment increased hair density, especially in men and younger patients with AGA.
The 0.25% finasteride solution, when applied once a day, effectively reduces scalp DHT, potentially minimizing sexual side-effects linked to a systemic DHT reduction.
Blocking JAK-STAT signaling can lead to hair growth.
Platelet-rich plasma injections significantly improved hair regrowth and thickness in patients with hair loss.
Low-dose finasteride may cause lasting sexual dysfunction and suicidal thoughts in young men.
Finasteride for hair loss may cause long-lasting side effects like impotence and low libido, but trials lack proper safety reporting.
ADSC-CM treatment improved hair density and thickness in women with hair loss, safely and effectively.
Microneedling can effectively promote new hair growth in men with hair loss who didn't improve with traditional treatments.
Using a fractional laser can stimulate hair growth, but the intensity and duration of inflammation are crucial. Too much can cause ulcers and scarring. Lower beam energy and fewer treatments are recommended to avoid damage.
Latanoprost may cause scalp inflammation and delayed healing.
Female pattern hair loss treatments vary in effectiveness and may have side effects.
Finasteride, a hair loss drug, may cause sexual dysfunction and depression, but these effects are usually temporary and the drug is generally safe. More research is needed.
Finasteride and dutasteride effectively stop or reverse hair loss in women with androgenetic alopecia, with dutasteride being more effective for women under 50.
Dutasteride helps hair growth in those unresponsive to finasteride, but may cause more sexual dysfunction.
PRP injections increase hair density and satisfaction in androgenetic alopecia patients.
New finasteride solution effectively reduces baldness-causing hormone, potentially with fewer side effects.
PRP injections improve hair thickness for baldness.
Valproic acid increases hair count in men with hair loss.
Finasteride and dutasteride effectively treat hair loss, but may cause side effects like sexual dysfunction and depression.
Prostaglandin D₂ might be targeted for new male pattern baldness treatments.
Dutasteride 0.5 mg works better than finasteride and placebo for increasing hair in men with hair loss.
Micropigmentation safely and effectively hides scalp hair loss and scars.
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.
Finasteride can reduce fertility in some men, but stopping it increases sperm count.
Pigmented concealing powders can improve the look of hair density for people with hair loss but need daily application and may not work well in wet conditions.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) increases the number of new hair follicles and speeds up hair formation.
Red light therapy at 655 nm significantly improved hair growth in men with hair loss.
Female pattern hair loss is caused by multiple factors and while treatments like topical minoxidil, hormone therapy, and low-level light therapy can help, none can fully cure it.
Low-level light therapy safely improves hair growth and thickness for androgenetic alopecia.
Finasteride and low-dose dutasteride combo improves hair growth and reduces hair loss with no major side effects.
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.
Bimatoprost, a glaucoma medication, may also help treat hair loss.
Finasteride significantly improves hair growth but may cause sexual side effects.
Former finasteride users with persistent sexual side effects have higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts.
Asian hair loss differs from Europeans; consider individual needs and psychological well-being for treatment.
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.
Androgens block hair growth by disrupting cell signals; targeting GSK-3 may help treat hair loss.
Regenerated fully functional hair follicles using stem cells, with potential for hair regrowth therapy.
PGD2 stops hair growth and is higher in bald men with AGA.
5% minoxidil foam once daily works as well as 2% minoxidil solution twice daily for female hair growth and is more convenient.
Laser treatment increases hair density and thickness safely in women with hair loss.
The treatment improved hair growth in people with male pattern baldness.
In 2011, hair restoration was a specialized field in plastic surgery, using techniques like "Ultrarefined follicular unit hair transplantation" to minimize scarring and promote hair growth, with future treatments like stem cell therapy and hair cloning still being tested.
Use minoxidil for hair loss; finasteride and dutasteride for men, dutasteride for women.
Finasteride helps hair loss patients' quality of life.
Finasteride for hair loss can cause long-lasting sexual side effects like low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Stem cell treatments can potentially treat baldness, with one trial showing hair growth after injecting a hair-stimulating complex, and no safety issues were reported.
Flutamide improves female hair loss when other treatments fail, but may cause liver toxicity.
Genetics and hormones play a role in male and female hair loss, but more research is needed to fully understand it.
Finasteride may cause male infertility, stopping it can help.
Flutamide effectively treats female pattern hair loss with low doses showing good liver tolerance.
Finasteride improves hair density and thickness in women with hair loss.
Laser treatment can stimulate hair growth for male pattern hair loss.
Finasteride helps hair growth but may cause sexual side effects.
Finasteride for hair loss is safe and does not increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.
Dutasteride 0.5 mg daily improves hair growth safely in men with hair loss.
Spironolactone helps regrow hair in women with hair loss.
Finasteride may help some women with hair loss, but better options exist.
Most men with hair loss worry, try self-treatments, and delay doctor visits due to cost, uncertainty, and embarrassment.
Finasteride can cause rare breast growth side effect, with varying recovery after stopping.
Effective hair loss treatment in women requires correct diagnosis and can include medications like minoxidil, antiandrogens, and treatments for underlying conditions like PCOS.
HairMax LaserComb® effectively promotes hair growth and stops hair loss in males with androgenetic alopecia, with no serious side effects.
Finasteride for hair loss may cause gynecomastia; doctors should inform patients.
Minoxidil and finasteride treat hair loss in men, while minoxidil treats hair loss in women.
New 5% minoxidil foam effectively promotes hair growth and is safe for use.
Dutasteride and finasteride may reduce sperm count and volume but don't affect movement or shape; effects are reversible after stopping.
Ketoconazole lotion can improve hair regrowth for some people with androgenetic alopecia.
Finasteride improves acne and hair loss in women with normal testosterone.
Taking 1 mg/day finasteride for hair loss significantly lowers PSA levels in men, which may affect prostate cancer screening.
Dutasteride more effective for hair growth, but has more side effects than finasteride.
Antiandrogen therapy helps treat genetic hair loss.
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.
Finasteride improves surrounding scalp hair and increases hair density after hair transplant.
Dutasteride successfully treated a woman's hair loss when other treatments failed.
Oral antiandrogens effectively treat female hair loss, with better results in higher hair loss grades.
5% and 2% minoxidil solutions effectively promote hair growth and reduce hair loss, with 5% being slightly more effective but having more side effects.
Finasteride can slow hair loss and promote growth in postmenopausal women.
Finasteride may worsen infertility in men with existing issues, but stopping it can improve sperm health.
Ketoconazole shampoo with finasteride improves hair density in men with hair loss.
Exposure to finasteride in the womb caused lasting reproductive issues in male rats.
Minoxidil use increases facial hair growth in females, more in older users.
Flutamide may slightly improve hair loss in women, but finasteride does not work.
Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved topical drug for treating male or female pattern hair loss, and other medications like finasteride and dutasteride can also increase hair growth.
Low-Level Laser Therapy is effective and safe for hair growth with minimal side effects.
Current research explores hair growth drugs, while future research aims for personalized treatments.