Doctors can prescribe several anti-alopecia medications to normalize hair loss (also called androgenetic alopecia). The main disadvantage is that no medication currently cures the causes of androgenetic alopecia and the treatments must be taken for life.
Who should consider Minoxidil?
Many scientific studies have shown that Minoxidil can:
- improve scalp vascularization;
- stimulate hair growth by extending the length of the hair cycle;
- restore thickness to hair that has become miniaturized under the effect of DHT.
- It takes four to five months to see the first results. In 30% of cases, Minoxidil normalizes hair loss, and in 10% of patients suffering from baldness, a slight hair regrowth is observed.
The disadvantages of Minoxidil
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Birth control pills
Who should consider the contraceptive pill?
Contraceptive pill results
Contraceptive pill dosage
Disadvantages of the contraceptive pill
Better known as Androcur®, cyproterone acetate is an oral anti-androgen. It neutralizes the effects of testosterone and promotes hair growth. It is being prescribed less frequently nowadays because of the increased risk of meningioma when used for more than six months.
Who should consider Cyproterone Acetate?
Cyproterone acetate is prescribed for women who are menstruating or who have had menopause. It is not recommended in the following cases: phlebitis, severe depression, diabetes and meningioma.
Cyproterone acetate results
It takes six to twelve months for the first results to be visible. Cyproterone acetate slows down the secretion of androgens by the adrenal glands and ovaries, while preventing DHT from binding to hair follicles. It slows down hair loss while promoting hair growth.