What are the treatment options for female androgenetic alopecia?

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert P Feinstein, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Dawson et al, while discussing female androgenetic alopecia, list the following treatment options to arrest hair loss progression and stimulate partial hair regrowth in this disorder: the androgen receptor antagonists spironolactone and cyproterone acetate, the 5alpha-reductase inhibitor finasteride, and the androgen-independent hair growth stimulator minoxidil. These treatment are most effective when instituted early. [38]


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