Topical finasteride in the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Preliminary evaluations after a 16-month therapy course

    January 1997 in “Journal of Dermatological Treatment
    GF Mazzarella, GF Loconsole, Giuseppe Cammisa, GM Mastrolonardo, Ga Vena
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    TLDR Topical finasteride helps regrow hair and reduce balding without side effects.
    The study evaluated the use of topical finasteride in treating androgenic alopecia in 52 patients over a 16-month period. The results showed significant hair regrowth and balding area reduction, with no evidence of percutaneous absorption of finasteride or local/systemic untoward effects. The study suggests that topically delivered finasteride may be a rational therapeutic approach to androgen-related diseases.
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