TLDR Personalized treatment with inhibitors, minoxidil, and laser therapy helps hair loss.
This document from 5 years ago discusses drug safety and therapeutic strategies for treating androgenetic alopecia (AGA), a type of hair loss caused by genetics and hormones. The paper recommends a personalized approach to treatment using 5a-reductase inhibitors, topical minoxidil, and low-level laser therapy. The authors propose revisiting the use of finasteride, which only partially suppresses dihydrotestosterone and has predictable adverse effects. The article also highlights the negative impact of AGA on patients' quality of life, causing stress, low self-esteem, reduced satisfaction with body image, depression, and anxiety.View this study on tandfonline.com →
New hair loss treatments may include topical medications, injections, and improved transplant methods.
Post-finasteride patients show changed neuroactive steroid levels, possibly causing erectile dysfunction and depression.
Minoxidil, finasteride, and low-level laser light therapy effectively treat hair loss.
Platelet-rich plasma treatment significantly increased hair diameter and density, stopped hair fall, and boosted hair growth in men with hair loss, with no reported side effects.
Male pattern baldness involves genetics, hormones, and needs better treatments.
Finasteride can cause sexual dysfunction and depression, which may persist and require hormonal treatment.
Dutasteride is becoming a popular hair loss treatment, proving more effective than finasteride with similar side effects.
Alopecia affects patients' quality of life, with younger patients and longer-lasting hair loss experiencing greater impact.
Finasteride may cause vitiligo, sexual issues, and depression; better treatments and predicting side effects needed.
Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma and minoxidil improves hair growth more than just minoxidil in men with hair loss.
AGA more common in men, increases with age, linked to family history, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and smoking.
Various hair camouflage options help people with hair loss improve appearance.
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.
Dutasteride is safe and effective for treating hair loss, but may decrease libido.
Hand preference and sexual orientation may predict finasteride side effects in male hair loss.
Finasteride may cause mental and sexual side effects, with hand preference and sexual orientation possibly affecting severity.
Taking 1 mg of finasteride daily can increase hair count and improve hair appearance, but it may have side effects on sexual function and a potential risk of prostate cancer. It may not be effective for postmenopausal women unless taken in higher doses.
Female Pattern Hair Loss affects women's self-esteem and needs more research for better treatment.
Finasteride affects brain and blood steroids, causing lasting sexual and emotional side effects.
Female pattern hair loss involves hormonal factors, genetics, and may be linked to low ferritin levels.
Finasteride use may lead to less alcohol consumption in men with lasting sexual side effects.
Use 5% minoxidil or oral finasteride for mild-to-moderate hair loss, combine with hair transplant for severe cases.
Four genetic risk spots found for hair loss, with WNT signaling involved and a link to curly hair.
Men with hair loss experience lower quality of life, worsened by factors like age, severity, and treatment history.
Asian hair loss differs from Europeans; consider individual needs and psychological well-being for treatment.
Use minoxidil for hair loss treatment, and finasteride for men.
Guidelines for diagnosing common hair loss include detailed history, clinical examination, and various diagnostic techniques.
Male pattern baldness involves hormones and cell signals affecting hair growth.
Two gene areas linked to male pattern baldness found, more research needed.
Baldness is more common in Chinese men than women, increasing with age, and is influenced by genetics.
Knowing about finasteride's sexual side effects increases reported dysfunction.
Androgenetic alopecia in women needs more research and better management strategies.
Finasteride cream reduces hair growth in women with hirsutism, but more research needed.
Hair loss affects self-esteem and quality of life; treatments can help.
Personalized treatment with inhibitors, minoxidil, and laser therapy helps hair loss.
Dutasteride is more effective than finasteride at increasing hair count and reversing hair thinning in men with hair loss, but both have similar side effects.
Dutasteride is effective and safe for treating common hair loss, and it's more potent than finasteride, leading to better hair growth and thickness.
Dutasteride 0.5 mg works better than finasteride and placebo for increasing hair in men with hair loss.
Dutasteride more effective for hair growth, but has more side effects than finasteride.
Dutasteride successfully treated a woman's hair loss when other treatments failed.
Dutasteride is more efficient than finasteride, but individual results vary.
Finasteride effectively treats male pattern baldness, improving hair growth and density.