Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male-pattern and female-pattern hair loss, 2017 version

    June 2018 in “ Journal of Dermatology
    Motomu Manabe, Ryoji Tsuboi, Satoshi Itami, Shin-Ichi Osada, Yasuyuki Amoh, Toshimitsu Ito, Shigeki Inui, Rie Ueki, Manabu Ohyama, Sotaro Kurata, Takeshi Kono, Norimitsu Saito, Akio Sato, Yutaka Shimomura, Motonobu Nakamura, Hiroshi Narusawa, Masashi Yamazaki
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    TLDR Use finasteride, dutasteride, and minoxidil for hair loss treatment.
    The 2017 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Male-Pattern and Female-Pattern Hair Loss recommend finasteride, dutasteride, and minoxidil as first-line treatments for MPHL and FPHL. The guidelines provide recommendations and grades of recommendation for each treatment option, including oral medication, topical applications, hair transplantation, and wearing a wig. The guidelines also discuss the effectiveness of various hair growth agents, LED and low-level laser irradiation, and topical adenosine. The use of growth factors, cell transplantation therapy, and oral minoxidil is not recommended due to insufficient evidence of their safety and effectiveness.
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