Androgenetic alopecia: An update

    Feroze Kaliyadan, Ajit Nambiar, Sundeep Vijayaraghavan
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    TLDR Minoxidil and finasteride effectively treat hair loss.
    This document from 9 years ago provides an update on androgenetic alopecia (AGA), a common form of hair loss. The document describes various methods for diagnosing AGA, including the pull test, trichoscopy, and scalp biopsy. The document recommends minoxidil as a treatment for AGA, with the 5% solution being more effective than the 2% solution for males. The document also discusses the use of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as finasteride, for the treatment of AGA. The paper also mentions the importance of proper patient counseling and realistic expectations.
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