The latest on hair loss treatments
Everything you want to know about procedures, clinical trials, medications, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.