In the field of hair restoration, specialists around the world are constantly researching to find new and better ways to treat hair loss. One recently published study from Australia has revealed a potential new medicinal combination that could be helpful for women with androgenetic alopecia.
“Female pattern hair loss: a pilot study investigating combination therapy with low-dose oral minoxidil and spironolactone” was published online on 12 December 2017 by the International Journal of Dermatology. The author is Rodney D. Sinclair, MBBS, MD, FACD of Epworth Hospital in Melbourne.
The aim of Sinclair’s research was to present a case series describing the effects of a daily dose of minoxidil and spironolactone on women with androgenetic alopecia (female pattern baldness). The study participants were all females aged between 18 and 80 years, with recently diagnosed androgenetic alopecia of varying stages of severity.
The women were given an oral capsule containing minoxidil and spironolactone, once daily over the course of a year. The overall results appear positive, with the majority of participants enjoying reduced hair fall with three months of treatment and from six months, improvements in their hair density.
8% of the 100 participants experienced mild side effects. Only 2 individuals had to stop using the treatment, as they developed skin rashes. Sinclair summarised the combination of minoxidil and spironolactone as being safe and effective in the treatment of female androgenetic alopecia, but said further placebo-controlled studies would be required to proceed.
Though this new combination therapy has potential to be a hair restoration solution in the future, it still has to go through many stages of development and testing. However, this doesn’t mean that sufferers of female hair loss should feel downhearted. Vinci Hair Clinic, experts in treating hair loss, explain that there are many effective options available. They offer medical, surgical and non-surgical hair restoration solutions, tailored to meet each individual client’s needs.
If you are worried that androgenetic alopecia is making your hair fall out, take advantage of a free consultation with Vinci Hair Clinic. With clinics in convenient locations around the world, it’s never been easier to take your first step in fighting back against hair loss.