Quantitative assessment of 2% topical minoxidil in the treatment of male pattern baldness

    D. H. Rushton, W. P. Unger, Paul C. Cotterill, Peter B. Kingsley, K C James
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    TLDR The study tested a hair treatment and found it can help grow hair, but won't stop baldness. It's safe and works well, but needs more testing.
    The study evaluated the effectiveness of 2% topical minoxidil in treating male pattern baldness and found that it may increase hair growth, but does not affect the long-term course of baldness. However, it is a safe and effective treatment for male pattern baldness, with most participants experiencing hair growth and minimal side effects. Further long-term studies are needed to confirm its effectiveness and prophylactic effect. The unit area trichogram method was found to be more accurate than visual hair counting.
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