TLDR Treat pattern hair loss with finasteride and topical minoxidil.
This document from 19 years ago discusses the pharmacologic management of pattern hair loss, specifically male and female pattern hair loss. The article explains that pattern hair loss is caused by the actions of androgens on susceptible hair follicles and is often inherited. The article provides information on the prevalence of pattern hair loss in both men and women and emphasizes the need for unique approaches to diagnosis and management. The document explores the role of androgens in hair loss and the use of antiandrogens, such as finasteride, to treat it. The document also discusses the use of topical minoxidil as a treatment option. Studies are cited to support the efficacy and safety of these treatments.View this study on sciencedirect.com →
Flutamide may slightly improve hair loss in women, but finasteride does not work.
Cyproterone acetate can cause rare shortness of breath in women.
Finasteride treats hair loss but may affect prostate cancer detection.
Finasteride improves hair loss in women with hyperandrogenism.
Minoxidil helps stabilize hair loss, increase density, and reduce shedding after hair transplant surgery.
5% minoxidil works better for hair growth and density, with minor irritation.
Fluridil safely promotes hair growth in men with androgenetic alopecia.
FPHL is a common, age-related, genetic hair loss with unclear causes and limited treatment options.
Minoxidil works better for female hair loss, but cyproterone reduces scalp oiliness and causes menstrual issues.
Natural 5AR inhibitors effectively improve mild to moderate hair loss in men.
Hair loss in women is genetic, diagnosed by examination and biopsy, and treated with minoxidil, finasteride, or transplantation.
FPHL affects hair density and diameter, causing visible hair loss in older women.
Hair loss in women is common, starts in late 20s, and affects 30% of women over 50.
Androgens significantly affect female hair loss, and hormonal treatments may help.
Finasteride doesn't effectively treat hair loss in postmenopausal women.
Preventing hair loss is more effective than regrowth; oral finasteride is a realistic option.
Minoxidil and finasteride can slow or halt hair loss, but may have side effects.
Finasteride and minoxidil are effective FDA-approved treatments for androgenetic alopecia.
Finasteride 1mg helps reverse hair miniaturization in men and postmenopausal women.
Minoxidil increases hair weight and count temporarily in men with hair loss.
Minoxidil boosts enzymes that help hair growth.
Both drugs lower DHT levels, with GI198745 being more effective.
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
Genetics and hormones cause hair loss; finasteride treats it safely.
Male pattern hair loss negatively affects quality of life, but drug treatments can help.
Ketoconazole shampoo improves hair growth and reduces oil similarly to minoxidil in male pattern hair loss.
People with hair loss have more androgen receptors and enzymes in certain follicles, with men and women showing different patterns.
Finasteride, when given in high oral doses to pregnant monkeys, caused genital abnormalities in male fetuses, but not in female fetuses or those exposed to intravenous finasteride.
Hair loss in androgenetic alopecia is caused by genetic factors and androgen excess, and can be treated with combined therapies.
People with androgenetic alopecia have more personality disorders and mental health symptoms; treatment may help.
Hair loss affects women's mental health more than men's, causing anxiety, low self-esteem, and social insecurity.
Women with AGA often face anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem; psychological support is important.
Minoxidil promotes hair growth in women with early-stage alopecia.
Using topical minoxidil before and after hair transplant surgery can reduce shedding and improve hair regrowth.
Using minoxidil on balding scalps can stimulate hair regrowth and increase blood flow. It's an effective treatment for early hair loss.
Minoxidil helps hair growth and prevents hair loss in androgenetic alopecia. It's safe and effective.
Topical minoxidil effectively treats male pattern baldness and prevents hair loss.
Minoxidil may help hair growth after transplant surgery.
Minoxidil promotes hair growth in male pattern baldness.
Common baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is caused by a combination of genetic factors and hormones called androgens.