The latest on hair loss treatments

Everything you want to know about procedures, clinical trials, medications, and more. 

Foam vs. Liquid vs. Oral Minoxidil

Foam and liquid minoxidil are both FDA-approved treatments for androgenic alopecia. But oral minoxidil was the first form of this drug to be developed — and recent studies show that low doses can be effective hair loss treatments, too. Two main types of oral minoxidil are currently being explored: minoxidil pills and sublingual minoxidil.

A torso of a man holding up a glass of water and minoxidil pill

What Are the Causes of Hair Loss in Women

The most common cause of hair loss that affects women is androgenic alopecia. But there are a number of other reasons female hair loss occurs. Age, stress, medications and medical treatments, hair care practices, hormones, and nutrient deficiencies are only some of the reasons that women lose hair.

A close-up of the head of a woman experiencing temple hair loss.

The Relationship Between Your Thyroid and Hair Loss

Your thyroid gland is probably best known for its role in metabolism. But when it’s not functioning properly – and releasing either too many or too few hormones – it has the potential to impact a number of factors, including the health of your hair. Fortunately, alopecia symptoms are usually reversible for most people experiencing thyroid hair loss.

A woman, laying down, receiving a thyroid ultrasound from a clinician.

Breezula: What It Is and When You Can Buy It (Update for 2022)

Breezula is a new treatment for male and female pattern hair loss that's still in clinical trials. This topical medication works as an androgen receptor inhibitor and hormone blocker. Its mechanism of action may be able to slow or stop the progression of androgenic alopecia, as well as restore healthy hair growth.

The chemical formula for Breezula, also known by the generic name Clascoterone.