Hair Loss Types

What are the Various Treatments of Androgenetic Alopecia?

Patients can opt for the FDA approved medicines as Minoxidil and Finasteride. Otherwise, hair transplantation can provide you complete satisfaction in this condition. Following are the treatments for androgenetic alopecia:

Medicines for Androgenetic Alopecia

  • Minoxidil: Minoxidil when applied topically relaxes arteriolar smooth muscle resulting in vasodilation. It is accessible as a solution of 2% and 5%. Minoxidil is found to extend the duration of the anagen phase and it can elevate the blood supply to the follicles. Regrowth is more marked at the vertex as compared to the frontal areas. Continuous topical treatment with this medicine is required because discontinuation of treatment will produce a rapid reversion to the pretreatment condition.
  • Finasteride: Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase type 2 inhibitor. This drug can only be used in men as it can produce ambiguous genitalia in a male fetus. Finasteride has found to reduce the succession of androgenetic alopecia and stimulate new regrowth. It works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone leading to serum dihydrotestosterone levels to reduce. Finasteride should be used continuously because discontinuation leads to slow progression of the disease.

Other drugs for Androgenetic Alopecia

Certain drugs are not accredited by the FDA but they are beneficial in the treatment. In women with androgenetic alopecia, drugs as antagonists or androgen suppressants can be helpful.

Hair Transplant Surgeries for Androgenetic Alopecia

  • Follicular Unit Extraction: FUE is an advanced version of hair transplant in which no cuts are involved. It is a simple technique of hair transplant which does not leave any scar. Read More
  • Direct Hair Transplant: It is a modern technique of hair transplant in which hair follicles are implanted one by one directly to the recipient area. Read More

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