TLDR Use antiandrogens and other treatments for hair loss.
The document discusses various pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for treating androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in both men and women. The main first-line treatments for male AGA are oral and topical finasteride and dutasteride, while dutasteride, spironolactone, and cyproterone acetate are used for female AGA. Minoxidil is the only topical agent approved for both male and female AGA. Other treatments such as PGF₂ analogues, PGD₂ selective antagonists, and ketoconazole are also discussed. The document also highlights the potential side effects and limitations of each treatment.View this study on link.springer.com →
Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved topical drug for treating male or female pattern hair loss, and other medications like finasteride and dutasteride can also increase hair growth.
The 0.25% finasteride solution, when applied once a day, effectively reduces scalp DHT, potentially minimizing sexual side-effects linked to a systemic DHT reduction.
Blocking JAK-STAT signaling can lead to hair growth.
Latanoprost may cause scalp inflammation and delayed healing.
New finasteride solution effectively reduces baldness-causing hormone, potentially with fewer side effects.
Finasteride and dutasteride effectively treat hair loss, but may cause side effects like sexual dysfunction and depression.
Bimatoprost, a glaucoma medication, may also help treat hair loss.
Finasteride significantly improves hair growth but may cause sexual side effects.
Minoxidil treats hair loss, promotes growth, has side effects, and has recent patents.
Latanoprost 0.1% may effectively treat hair loss.
PGD2 stops hair growth and is higher in bald men with AGA.
Laser treatment increases hair density and thickness safely in women with hair loss.
Use minoxidil for hair loss; finasteride and dutasteride for men, dutasteride for women.
Finasteride helps hair loss patients' quality of life.
Flutamide improves female hair loss when other treatments fail, but may cause liver toxicity.
Laser treatment can stimulate hair growth for male pattern hair loss.
Finasteride helps hair growth but may cause sexual side effects.
5% and 2% minoxidil solutions effectively promote hair growth and reduce hair loss, with 5% being slightly more effective but having more side effects.
Ketoconazole shampoo with finasteride improves hair density in men with hair loss.
Minoxidil use increases facial hair growth in females, more in older users.
5% minoxidil works better for hair growth and density, with minor irritation.
Minoxidil works better for female hair loss, but cyproterone reduces scalp oiliness and causes menstrual issues.
Minoxidil boosts hair growth by activating PGHS-1.
Finasteride helps regrow hair and shrink prostate by reducing DHT, with some sexual side effects.
Minoxidil stops cells from making prostacyclin, which may help with hair growth. More research is needed.