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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1990 Apr;22(4):643-6.

Five-year follow-up of men with androgenetic alopecia treated with topical minoxidil.

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Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710.


Thirty-one men with androgenetic alopecia completed 4 1/2 to 5 years of therapy with 2% and 3% topical minoxidil. Hair regrowth with topical minoxidil tended to peak at 1 year with a slow decline in regrowth over subsequent years. However, at 4 1/2 to 5 years, maintenance of nonvellus hairs beyond that seen at baseline was still evident. Topical minoxidil appears to be effective in helping to maintain nonvellus hair growth in men with androgenetic alopecia.

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