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Dermatology

Dermatology

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Author(s): Price VH

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Hair loss is a common and distressing symptom. With the approval of two drugs that promote hair growth — finasteride and minoxidil — we can now treat patients with some types of hair loss. Both drugs influence the hair-growth cycle and increase the length and diameter of existing hair, although their mechanisms of action differ. In this article, I will focus on the treatment of two common problems, androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata, both of which involve a reversible alteration of the hair-growth cycle. The Hair-Growth Cycle Hair growth is cyclic, with phases of growth (anagen).

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This article was published in N Engl J Med and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

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