TLDR Minoxidil works better for female hair loss, but cyproterone reduces scalp oiliness and causes menstrual issues.
This study from 20 years ago compared the effectiveness of minoxidil 2% and cyproterone acetate treatments on female androgenetic alopecia. The study involved 66 patients who were randomized into two groups. The results showed that both treatments led to a significant increase in the total number of hairs, but the minoxidil group had a stronger response. Patients on cyproterone acetate had a greater reduction in scalp seborrhoea, but also experienced more menstrual cycle irregularities. Overall, the study suggests that minoxidil may be a more effective treatment for female androgenetic alopecia, especially when alopecia is the only symptom and there are no signs of hyperandrogenism.View this study on academic.oup.com →
Androgens significantly affect female hair loss, and hormonal treatments may help.
Obesity may contribute to female hair loss by increasing male hormone levels that affect hair follicles.
Minoxidil helps hair growth and reduces shedding in women.
Minoxidil 2% effectively treats female hair loss, promoting growth and density.
Minoxidil promotes hair growth in women with early-stage alopecia.
Minoxidil effectively treats hair loss, with better results in women.
Using 3% topical minoxidil can help women with hair loss, but more research is needed.
Hair loss is caused by genetics and hormones, diagnosed through examination and biopsy, and treated with medications or surgery.
Women with more 3α,17β-androstanediol glucuronide compared to sex hormone binding globulin are more likely to have female pattern baldness.
Common baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is caused by a combination of genetic factors and hormones called androgens.
Minoxidil works better for female hair loss, but cyproterone reduces scalp oiliness and causes menstrual issues.