TLDR Early diagnosis and treatment, like topical minoxidil, can prevent hair loss in children.
This document is a review of pediatric androgenetic alopecia, a type of hair loss that can affect children as young as 6 years old. It discusses the prevalence, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and potential treatment options for the condition. Early diagnosis and treatment are emphasized as important for preventing further hair loss and improving outcomes for affected children. Topical minoxidil is the most commonly used treatment, but more research is needed to improve understanding and treatment of pediatric AGA.View this study on jaad.org →
Use minoxidil for hair loss treatment; assess results after 6 months.
Hair loss, known as androgenic alopecia, can start in teenage years and may not always be hormone-related. It's important to do extra tests in young cases and remember it can greatly affect a teenager's mental health.
PRP more effective than minoxidil 5% for treating alopecia areata.
Low-level laser therapy may improve hair regrowth and thickness for androgenetic alopecia, but more research is needed.
Low-dose finasteride may cause lasting sexual dysfunction and suicidal thoughts in young men.
Ingesting minoxidil can cause serious heart issues; keep away from children and improve packaging.
A 2-year-old boy grew excessive hair after using minoxidil for hair loss, but it improved when the treatment stopped.
Two young siblings experienced hair loss without hormone issues or other skin problems.
Alopecia common in teens, may indicate endocrine issue, minoxidil effective treatment.
Spironolactone successfully treated hair loss in a 9-year-old girl.
Finasteride works better for hair loss in patients 26 or younger.
New 5% minoxidil foam effectively promotes hair growth and is safe for use.
Minoxidil use in children may cause heart issues.
Teen hair loss common in boys, linked to family history and mild symptoms.
AGA can occur in children with family history; early diagnosis and treatment important.
Oral antiandrogens effectively treat female hair loss, with better results in higher hair loss grades.
Understanding the cause of bitemporal hair loss is key to deciding the right treatment.