TLDR Treatments for hair loss vary, but cell-based options may be the future.
This document discusses current and future medical treatments for androgenetic alopecia (AGA), including 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like finasteride and dutasteride, minoxidil, and cell-based treatments. While these treatments have shown varying degrees of success, there is no standardized regimen or treatment schedule for AGA, and more studies are needed to establish the most effective treatment options. The paper suggests that cell-based treatments may represent the future of medical treatment for hair loss, but more time is needed to assess their cost-effectiveness and technical success.View this study on link.springer.com →
Dutasteride is safe and effective for treating hair loss, but may decrease libido.
ADSC-CM treatment improved hair density and thickness in women with hair loss, safely and effectively.
PRP injections may improve hair thickness and density in female hair loss patients.
Dutasteride helps hair growth in those unresponsive to finasteride, but may cause more sexual dysfunction.
Low-level light therapy safely improves hair growth and thickness for androgenetic alopecia.
Dutasteride-containing mesotherapy effectively treats female hair loss, improving density and thickness with minimal side effects.
17α-Estradiol solution safely improves hair density and thickness in female pattern hair loss.
Using more minoxidil solution can lead to better hair growth, but people often use only half the recommended amount. Education and motivation can improve results.
Finasteride 1 mg effectively and safely increases hair growth in Japanese men with hair loss.
Finasteride effectively increases hair growth in men with AGA, works better for those over 30, and may cause some side effects.
Finasteride improves hair density and thickness in women with hair loss.
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.
Hair lotions with 17 alpha-estradiol can reduce hair loss but won't regrow new hair.
AGA treatments like minoxidil and LLLLT are safe and effective for gender minority patients.
Society's pressure to have children later in life favors genes that increase the risk of early baldness in male offspring.