Information on androgenetic alopecia hair loss and its treatment in men and women

Male and female pattern hair loss information
 Hair loss treatment for men

Those men with hair loss who are only just beginning their research into hair loss treatments may be hoping for something simple such as a hair loss shampoo. While there are shampoos (see the page on ketoconazole shampoo) that can help with preventing hair loss and promoting hair regrowth, more common remedies involve taking pills orally or applying medicated solutions topically to the affected skin. Finasteride in particular is a popular treatment for male pattern baldness. In addition, some men are using a combination of minoxidil and tretinoin for their hair loss. Surgical hair restoration may be an alternative to hair loss medications.

 Hair loss treatments for women

Women seeking hair loss treatments actually have a wider range of options than men. The problem however, can be obtaining access to the treatments through their doctors. While there are options, many doctors are not very experienced in treating hair loss in women and they may be reluctant to try some of the treatment approaches. For mild to moderate hair loss, treatments like minoxidil are a popular choice. Increasingly topical antiandrogens are being considered as a treatment approach for men and also in men. Unlike men, women can also use systemic anti androgen drugs to treat female pattern hair loss.