Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is one of the causes of female pattern hair. For the most part, the thinning occurs more diffusely across the scalp. In postmenopausal women, over 65% of hair loss falls within AGA. Women are also generally more affected by their hair loss because it is considered less socially acceptable. For female pattern hair loss, doctors use the Ludwig Classification to describe the severity.
Type I – minimal thinning that can be camouflaged by styling the hair
Type II – moderate thinning wherein hair volume is decreased, and part becomes visibly wider
Type III – significant, diffuse thinning and the scalp becomes easily visible
Minoxidil (Rogaine) 5% is the only topical medication approved by the FDA for female-pattern hair loss. The once daily use foam treatment regrows hair in 81% of the women.
Liquid options of 2% and 5% solutions are available over the counter. Minoxidil works by prolonging the growth phase of hair — providing more time for hair to grow out to its full density.
Noticeable results usually take three to four months and the product must be used once a day. We have minoxidil on sale everyday on our online store
Medrx can help create a personalized medication to slow or stop hair loss, and in some cases even help the patient regrow their hair. For more information on hair loss or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (832) 767-5466. Some of the most common ingredients we use are in creating bespoke hair loss management are
- Azelaic acid
- Saw Palmetto among others