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JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Mar 1;153(3):329-330. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.5790.

Interventions for Female Pattern Hair Loss.

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1
Department of Dermatology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands.
2
Bahrain Branch of Cochrane, Awali, Bahrain.

Abstract

Clinical Question:

Which interventions are effective and safe for treating female pattern hair loss (FPHL)?

Bottom Line:

There was low- to moderate-quality evidence that topical minoxidil (2% and 5%) was associated with improvements in FPHL. There was low-quality evidence that finasteride was no more effective than placebo. There were inconsistent results from studies that laser devices were effective, but total hair count increased compared with baseline (moderate- to low-quality evidence). Most treatments were not associated with higher adverse event rates than placebo.

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PMID:
28114675
DOI:
10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.5790
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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