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J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Nov 1;16(11):s135-s140.

New Insight Into the Pathophysiology of Hair Loss Trigger a Paradigm Shift in the Treatment Approach.


<p>Hair loss affects millions of men and women of all ages and ethnicities, impacting appearance, social interactions, and psycho-emotional well-being. Although a number of options are available, they are limited, carry a potential risk of side effects, and none have proven to be comprehensive for treatment of hair loss. Across the spectrum of hair loss disorders, there has long been a segmentation into distinct mechanisms, driving the main trend in current therapeutics to focus on targeting single molecules or pathways. However, research points to similar dysregulation of intrinsic signaling pathways within follicle physiology that span the hair loss disorder spectrum - with a common inflammatory component identified in most hair loss pathogenesis, including that of androgenetic alopecia (AGA).</p> <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(11 Suppl):s135-140.</em></p>.

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