Use of Topical Minoxidil in the Treatment of Male Pattern Baldness

    Ronald C. Savin
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    TLDR Minoxidil effectively regrows hair in male pattern baldness.
    This document from 1987 discusses the use of topical minoxidil in the treatment of male pattern baldness. The study found that minoxidil is effective in regrowing hair in male pattern baldness, with significant regrowth of nonvellus hairs in patients using the 2% and 3% solutions after 4 months. All three groups treated with active medication showed significant increases in total hair count at month 12, and no serious adverse reactions were related to the drug. The study concludes that minoxidil has introduced a new research era in the treatment of male pattern baldness and has legitimized research into this common condition.
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