Hair Restoration in Androgenetic Alopecia: Looking Beyond Minoxidil, Finasteride, and Hair Transplantation

    Sidharth Sonthalia
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    TLDR Alternative treatments show promise for hair growth beyond traditional methods.
    This document explores alternative treatments for androgenetic alopecia (AGA) beyond traditional methods like minoxidil, finasteride, and hair transplantation. The article discusses various drugs, supplements, and therapies that have shown promise in promoting hair growth, including anti-androgens, stem cell-based therapies, prostaglandin-based therapies, tetrapeptides, and nutritional and anti-oxidants. The document also explores the importance of the extracellular matrix and Wnt/ß-catenin signaling for hair growth, as well as factors such as follicular microinflammation, perifollicular fibrosis, prostaglandin imbalance, and oxidative stress that contribute to hair loss.
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