Topical Minoxidil Therapy and Hair Regrowth

    February 1985 in “Archives of Dermatology
    Virginia C. Weiss, Dennis P. West
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    TLDR Minoxidil helps hair regrowth, especially with more indeterminate hairs.
    The article discusses the use of topical minoxidil therapy for hair regrowth in patients with androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. The study found that patients with more indeterminate hairs at baseline were more likely to have a good to excellent hair regrowth response. The duration of hair loss and the diameter of the area of hair loss were also factors that affected the response to treatment. The article also discusses the mechanism by which minoxidil stimulates hair growth and the need for further research to determine the optimal concentrations and delivery systems for the therapy.
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