Androgenetic Alopecia: An Update of Treatment Options

Yanna Kelly, Aline Blanco, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is characterized by a non-scarring progressive miniaturization of the hair follicle in predisposed men and women with a pattern distribution. Although AGA is a very prevalent condition, approved therapeutic options are limited. This article discusses the current treatment alternatives including their efficacy, safety profile, and quality of evidence. Finasteride and minoxidil for male androgenetic alopecia and minoxidil for female androgenetic alopecia still are the therapeutic options with the highest level evidence. The role of antiandrogens for female patients, the importance of adjuvant therapies, as well as new drugs and procedures are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1364
Number of pages16
JournalDrugs
Volume76
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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