TLDR Hair loss can be treated with common methods like minoxidil and finasteride, but new potential treatments include growth factors, cytokines, and platelet-rich plasma injections.
The 2017 document reviewed the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA), a common cause of hair loss affecting up to 80% of men and 42% of women in the Caucasian population. Standard treatments at the time, minoxidil and finasteride, had moderate efficacy and potential side effects, with finasteride being ineffective for women. The review also explored potential new treatments such as growth factors and cytokines, topical 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, androgen receptor antagonists, prostaglandin analogs and antagonists, Wnt signaling activators, and platelet-rich plasma injections. Specific studies were mentioned, including the use of latanoprost 0.1% for hair growth in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study, the potential of bimatoprost in treating scalp alopecias and female-pattern AGA, and the role of Prostaglandin D2 in inhibiting hair growth. The document also highlighted the importance of WNT signals for hair follicle development and the potential of topical valproic acid and autologous platelet-rich plasma in promoting hair growth.View this study on vestnikdv.ru →
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.
Genes play a significant role in male-pattern baldness, and understanding them could lead to new treatments and insights into related health issues.
PRP treatment increased hair density, especially in men and younger patients with AGA.
PRGF treatment is safer and more effective for hair loss than topical minoxidil.
The 0.25% finasteride solution, when applied once a day, effectively reduces scalp DHT, potentially minimizing sexual side-effects linked to a systemic DHT reduction.
Platelet-rich plasma injections significantly improved hair regrowth and thickness in patients with hair loss.
Minoxidil foam effectively promotes hair growth and reduces hair loss in men.
Finasteride affects brain and blood steroids, causing lasting sexual and emotional side effects.
Finasteride and dutasteride effectively treat hair loss in men and women, but may cause side effects like low libido and depression.
New finasteride solution effectively reduces baldness-causing hormone, potentially with fewer side effects.
PRP injections improve hair thickness for baldness.
Sulfotransferase in hair follicles helps predict how well minoxidil works for female hair loss.
The document concludes that targeting 5α-reductase, the androgen receptor, and hair growth genes, along with using compounds with anti-androgenic properties, could lead to more effective hair loss treatments.
New test predicts if hair loss treatment will work.
Finasteride and dutasteride effectively treat hair loss, but may cause side effects like sexual dysfunction and depression.
Valproic acid increases hair count in men with hair loss.
Chitosan-decorated polymersomes improve finasteride delivery for hair loss treatment.
AA-PRP injections effectively increase hair count and thickness for male pattern hair loss.
Hair loss risk is influenced by multiple genes.
A protein from certain immune cells is key for new hair growth after skin injury in mice.
LCN may improve finasteride delivery for hair loss treatment.
Female pattern hair loss diagnosed by scalp appearance, treated with combined therapies and targeted approaches.
Bimatoprost, a glaucoma medication, may also help treat hair loss.
Former finasteride users with persistent sexual side effects have higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts.
Platelet-rich plasma can potentially promote hair growth by stimulating cell growth and increasing certain proteins.
Minoxidil treats hair loss, promotes growth, has side effects, and has recent patents.
Latanoprost 0.1% may effectively treat hair loss.
PGD2 stops hair growth and is higher in bald men with AGA.
5% minoxidil foam once daily works as well as 2% minoxidil solution twice daily for female hair growth and is more convenient.
Use minoxidil for hair loss; finasteride and dutasteride for men, dutasteride for women.
Finasteride for hair loss can cause long-lasting sexual side effects like low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Genetics and hormones play a role in male and female hair loss, but more research is needed to fully understand it.
Men with baldness due to androgenetic alopecia still have hair stem cells, but lack specific cells needed for hair growth.
Guidelines for diagnosing common hair loss include detailed history, clinical examination, and various diagnostic techniques.
Finasteride for hair loss may cause gynecomastia; doctors should inform patients.
Minoxidil and finasteride treat hair loss in men, while minoxidil treats hair loss in women.
New 5% minoxidil foam effectively promotes hair growth and is safe for use.
Hair follicles can regrow in wounded adult mouse skin using a process like embryo development.
Liposomes improve finasteride delivery for hair loss treatment, making it a promising option for topical use.
Minoxidil use in children may cause heart issues.
Finasteride may cause slight depression and anxiety.
Antiandrogen therapy helps treat genetic hair loss.
5% and 2% minoxidil solutions effectively promote hair growth and reduce hair loss, with 5% being slightly more effective but having more side effects.
Minoxidil boosts hair growth by opening potassium channels and increasing cell activity.
Oral finasteride works better than topical minoxidil for hair growth, both are safe.
Higher IGF-1 levels in hair follicles link to better finasteride results for hair loss.
Exposure to finasteride in the womb caused lasting reproductive issues in male rats.
5% minoxidil works better for hair growth and density, with minor irritation.
Minoxidil can cause skin allergy; use alternative solvents or treatments if allergic.
Hair loss in women is genetic, diagnosed by examination and biopsy, and treated with minoxidil, finasteride, or transplantation.
Hair loss can significantly affect a person's self-esteem and body image, especially in young people, those who value their looks highly, and women.
Finasteride doesn't effectively treat hair loss in postmenopausal women.
Hair loss in men is common, treatable, but not curable.
Minoxidil boosts growth factor in hair cells, potentially promoting hair growth.
Using the eye pressure medication latanoprost can cause excessive hair growth and darker eyelashes on the treated eye.
Minoxidil boosts hair growth by activating PGHS-1.
Growth factors and cytokines are important for hair growth and could potentially treat hair loss, but more research is needed to overcome challenges before they can be used in treatments.
Stopping minoxidil treatment resumes balding; continuous use needed for results.
5ARI treatment improves hair growth in older men with minimal side effects.
Hormone treatments can help with women's skin and hair disorders, but they need careful monitoring and more research.
5-alpha reductase inhibitors like finasteride and dutasteride are effective for treating enlarged prostate and male pattern hair loss.
Dutasteride is becoming a popular hair loss treatment, proving more effective than finasteride with similar side effects.
5-alpha reductase inhibitors may cause sexual side effects, breast complications, and other health risks in men with hair loss.
New treatments for progressive hair loss in aging men are being developed, including targeted medical therapies, light therapy, plasma injections, and robotic hair transplantation.
Finasteride for hair loss is safe and does not increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.
Hair loss in men treated best with early medication or transplant, new treatments researched.
The document concludes that hair transplantation and gene therapy may be important for future hair loss treatment.
Taking 1 mg finasteride for a year reduces dihydrotestosterone levels in men with early hair loss, but doesn't change their metabolic state.
Antiandrogen therapy helps treat genetic hair loss.
New oral treatment, finasteride, effectively and safely treats common hair loss.
Finasteride increases hair count in men with hair loss, but the effect isn't permanent and hair loss returns if treatment stops.
Hair loss in women can be slowed with treatment, but more research needed for better solutions.