Treatments options for alopecia

Matilde Iorizzo, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

Introduction: Hair disorders have a very high social and psychological impact. Treatment is often frustrating and time-consuming both for the patients and the clinicians and requires special skills and expertise.Areas covered: This paper aims to provide an overview of available treatments for the most common forms of alopecia in adults (androgenetic alopecia [AGA], alopecia areata and cicatricial alopecias) after reviewing the literature in PubMed, Google Scholar and ClinicalTrial.gov.Expert opinion: Before starting treatment, it is very important to confirm diagnosis and discuss patients expectations. Treatment of hair disorders requires time and first results are usually visible a few months after beginning of therapy. Treatment of most hair disorders is mostly not evidenced-based as randomized controlled trials are available only for AGA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2343-2354
Number of pages12
JournalExpert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Volume16
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 13 2015

Keywords

  • alopecia
  • alopecia areata
  • androgenetic alopecia
  • cicatricial alopecia
  • management
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology

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