TLDR Minoxidil and finasteride treat hair loss; more research needed for other options.
This 22-year-old document discusses the causes and treatments for androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. Topical minoxidil and oral finasteride are established treatments for androgenetic alopecia, while symptomatic treatment is possible for alopecia areata. The article also mentions the development of novel research tools for hair regrowth research and potential future treatment options. Various treatments for both types of alopecia are discussed, including experimental models, gene therapy, and vesicular systems to enhance drug delivery. Further clinical work is required for many of these treatments.View this study on link.springer.com →
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
Minoxidil boosts growth factor in hair cells, potentially promoting hair growth.
People with hair loss have more androgen receptors and enzymes in certain follicles, with men and women showing different patterns.
Minoxidil boosts hair growth by activating PGHS-1.
Combination therapy improves hair growth in advanced hair loss.
SEPA™ enhances the effectiveness of minoxidil in stimulating hair growth, working faster and better than Rogaine® TS, with no significant side effects.
Finasteride increases hair growth, prolongs hair cycle, and lowers dihydrotestosterone levels.
Finasteride reduces scalp DHT levels, potentially treating male pattern baldness.
2% topical minoxidil effectively treats female hair loss with minimal side effects.
Finasteride and minoxidil together promote hair growth better than either alone.
Using minoxidil and anthralin together can improve hair regrowth in severe alopecia areata patients who didn't respond to individual treatments.
Longer contact time increases minoxidil absorption, but doesn't affect metabolism.
Minoxidil treatment increased hair growth for up to 5 years, requiring twice daily application.
Minoxidil 1% and 2% best promote hair growth and may prevent hair loss.
Minoxidil solution helps hair regrowth in alopecia areata, with 5% being more effective.
Minoxidil keeps most hair growth from first year and twice-daily use is better with few side effects.
Minoxidil helps hair growth and prevents hair loss in androgenetic alopecia. It's safe and effective.
Minoxidil promotes hair growth in male pattern baldness.
Minoxidil applied twice daily can help regrow hair in some people with hereditary baldness, with no serious side effects.
Testosterone affects hair loss, acne, and excessive hair growth, and antiandrogens can help treat these conditions.
Using minoxidil and tofacitinib together can effectively treat severe hair loss.
Minoxidil and finasteride treat hair loss; more research needed for other options.