Dr. DONOVAN'S RECENT ARTICLES
Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern balding and female pattern hair loss affects a great proportion of the population. Below you will find links to Dr. Donovan's recent articles about androgenetic alopecia in men and women.
A. Recent Articles on Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL)
Mar 12, 2018 - FPHL: Major and Minor Criteria
Feb 16, 2018 - Treatment of AGA in Pregnancy
Feb 10, 2018 - Testosterone injections for low T: Do they worsen hair loss?
Dec 20, 2017 - The Modified Hair Wash Test for Differentiating FPHL and CTE
Dec 17, 2017 - The Three Stages of Hair Loss in Androgenetic Alopecia
Dec 13, 2017 - Do I have TE or AGA?
Nov 16, 2017 - Using More than One Medication for FPHL
Oct 22, 2017 - Has my minoxidil stopped working?
Oct 8, 2017 - Finasteride Side Effects in Women
Sept 19, 2017 Spironolactone Shortages in Canada: Still an issue
Aug 26, 2017 - Can I still have FPHL if my androgen levels are normal range?
Jul 5 2017 - Elevated Testosterone Levels in Women with AGA
Jul 5, 2017 - Is topical spironolactone effective for FPHL?
Jun 17, 2017 - Finasteride for women
April 21, 2017 - Anisotrichosis in Female AGA
April 13, 2017 - Are hair transplants a good option for women?
Feb 14, 2017 - Female pattern hair loss: A review of key features
Dec 13, 2016 - Finasteride for Women
Dec 13, 2016 - A look at the early days of Finasteride for Treating Female Pattern Hair Loss
Dec 13, 2016 - Female Pattern Hair Loss: Do all women have a family history ?
Nov 28, 2016 - The Importance of Checking Iron in Women with FPHL
Nov 22, 2016 - Resveratrol for AGA in women
May 21, 2016 - Spironolactone for FPHL: Do my hormones need to be high to benefit?
May 9, 2016 - SHBG in Women with FPHL
Apr 18, 2016 - PCOS related hair loss
Oct 15, 2016 - Do aromatase inhibitors cause a genetic hair loss in women?
May 15, 2016 - What's the difference between TE and AGA?
Apr 9, 2016 - Genetic hair loss in women can affect sides and back
Feb 18, 2016 - Options for FPHL
Jan 24, 2016 - Choosing appropriate oral contraceptives for women with FPHL
Jan 16, 2016 - Spironolactone for FPHL
Nov 19, 2015 - What are the side effects of minoxidil ?
Nov 16, 2015 - Spironolactone for FPHL
Feb 15, 2015 - Obesity and Hair Loss
Feb 11, 2015 - Capturing the Very Earliest of Changes in AGA
Dec 7, 2014 - The HairMax Laser Comb in Action: How Well Does it Work?
May 5, 2014 - Minoxidil for Women: What's better 5 % or 2 %?
Feb 15, 2014 - Genetic Hair Loss in Women: Not the Same as in Men!
Dec 30, 2012 - Hair loss in Women: Often more than One Cause!
Dec 21, 2012 - Topical Estrogen for FPHL
Sept 13, 2011 - Flutamide for women with FPHL who don't respond to Spironolactone (Aldactone)
Aug 11, 2011 - More women getting hair transplants
Aug 1, 2011 - Weighing in on the weights of oral medications
Jul 7, 2011 - Minoxidil foam vs lotion for treating FPHL
Jun 28, 2011 - Flutamide for Treating FPHL
B. Recent Articles on Male Pattern Balding (MPB)
Mar 29, 2018 - The Earliest Stages of Balding in Men
Mar 4, 2018 - Is it 'balding" or actually telogen effluvium?
Feb 15, 2018 - Finasteride, Dutasteride and the Risk of Muscle Injury
Jan 23, 2018 - How does finasteride change DHT levels?
Jan 18, 2018 - DUPA vs CTE: How do we tell them apart?
Jan 13, 2018 - Androgenetic alopecia and height: What is the link?
Dec 13, 2017 - Is advanced AGA a scarring alopecia?
Nov 30, 2017 - How many genes control whether a male develops balding?
Nov 28, 2017 - Do all males bald in the same way?
Nov 22, 2017 - Male Balding: Three Tiers of Treatment
Nov 22, 2017 - Bimatoprost for Male Balding
Oct 14, 2017 - Finasteride and gynecomastia
Oct 13, 2017 - Anabolic Steroids can cause Hair Loss
Oct 5, 2017 - Resistance of the Occipital Scalp to Male Balding
Aug 24, 2017 - Androgenetic Alopecia and Male Height
Aug 21 2017- Could creatine supplements promote genetic hair loss in someone who is susceptible?
Jun 25, 2017 - Gynecomastia (breast enlargement) in men using finasteride and dutasteride
Mar 20, 2017 - New research on male balding: More genes that ever imagined
Mar 17, 2017 - Height and Hair Loss in Men
Mar 12, 2017 Persistent Erectile Dysfunction from Finasteride
Dec 13, 2016 - How perfect is balding in men?
Nov 28, 2016 - Treatment of MPB in Ancient Egypt
Oct 29, 2016 - Frontal Hairline changes in men: What's the role of finasteride and minoxidil?
Aug 3, 2016 - Dutasteride for Male Balding: Low incidence of Side Effects
May 21 2016 - Non surgical options for men with poor donor hair
Apr 3, 2016 - Predicting the rate of progression in MPB
Jan 14, 2016 - Finasteride and Weight Gain. Is it an issue?
Dec 14, 2015 - Do men need to stop finasteride when fathering a child?
Nov 15, 2015 - Metabolic Syndrome in AGA
Jan 26, 2015 - Is it safe to use minoxidil at concentrations about 5 %?
Jan 12, 2015 - Is it possible to stop minoxidil and switch to finasteride?
Dec 21, 2014 Diffuse unpatterned alopecia (DUPA) in men
Oct 19, 2014 - Should I get a blood test for DHT?
Sep 30, 2014 - Pumpkin seed oil (PSO) for Treating Balding
Aug 24, 2014 - Finasteride and Dutasteride - Another study suggests to breast cancer link
Jun 16, 2014 - Using Finasteride and Dutasteride Together
Feb 2, 2014 - Medical options for Crown Hair Loss
Jan 12, 2014 - No link to breast cancer with Finasteride and Dutasteride
Dec 26, 2013 - Low level laser for hair loss
Dec 9, 2013 - Obesity and Hair Loss Severity
Nov 26, 2013 - Increased Shedding in Early AGA
Sep 23, 2013 - Is your hairline balding or maturing?
Sep 13, 2013 - Minoxidil: Does it help the temples?
Sep 12, 2013 - The benefits of combining minoxidil and finasteride
Apr 10, 2013 - Increased Heart Disease in Men with Balding
Feb 16, 2013 - Prostate Cancer Risk in Balding Men
Sept 17, 2012 - Is finasteride only helpful for the crown?
Jun 24, 2012 - Sunlight and male balding: What is the link?
C. Recent Articles on Cause/Diagnosis/Treatment
Feb 12, 2018 - Up close look at AGA
Feb 12, 2018 - Focal atrichia in AGA
Feb 8, 2018 - Hair card test for diagnosing AGA
Feb 4, 2018 - Does finasteride help all causes of hair loss?
Jan 18, 2018 - Does age matter when it comes to minoxidil effectiveness?
Jan 18, 2018 - Is it okay to use more minoxidil?
Dec 18, 2017 - Can I eliminate the chances of side effects from finasteride?
Dec 11, 2017 - PRP for Hair Loss: Where are we at?
Dec 16, 2017 - Are side effects still possible with topical finasteride?
Dec 15, 2017 - What is meant by the term 'dread shed' when referring to minoxidil?
Dec 16, 2017 - Do I have Female pattern hair loss or frontal fibrosing alopecia: A closer look a 'baby hairs'
Dec 15, 2017 - "Miniaturization" and "Anisotrichosis" in Androgenetic Alopecia
Dec 14, 2017 - Single hairs in androgenetic alopecia
Dec 1, 2017 - Is Low Level Laser Therapy Helpful in AGA?
Nov 29, 2017 - What are the side effects of saw palmetto?
Nov 27, 2017 - Does stress accelerate balding?
Nov 22, 2017 - Density Changes CTE vs AGA over time
Nov 21, 2017 - Why does minoxidil cause shedding?
Nov 12, 2017 - Should I start two treatments at once?
Oct 4, 2017 - Does stress accelerate balding?
Oct 3, 2017 - What's New in AGA Research?
Aug 31, 2017 - I'm itchy from minoxidil: What should I do?
Aug 28, 2017 - Vellus hairs in AGA
Aug 23, 2017 - The Trichogram for Differentiating AGA and TE
Aug 21 2017 - Do I really need to use Rogaine forever?
Aug 18 2017 - Rogaine foam for androgenetic alopecia
Jul 26, 2017 - Can drugs accelerate androgenetic alopecia?
Jul 4, 2017 - Oral minoxidil for hair loss
Jun 26, 2017 - Immediate shedding from minoxidil
Jun 21, 2017 - The Red Light Laser (LLLT): What's so special about the 655 nm wavelength?
Jun 20, 2017 - Do I have miniaturization?
Jun 15, 2017 - How long should minoxidil be left on the scalp?
Jun 12, 2017 - The different hairs in AGA
Jun 9, 2017 - Standardized Hair Collections to Differentiate AGA from TE
May 24, 2017 - Minoxidil Toxicity in Cats
May 18, 2017 - Minoxidil and Heart Rate
April 10, 2017 - Are JAK inhibitors likely to help AGA?
April 8, 2017 - New drugs for AGA: A look at SM04554
Mar 31, 2017 - Brown peripilar sign in AGA
Mar 10, 2017 - Ketoconazole in AGA
Mar 8 , 2017 - Androgenetic alopecia: A closer look
Mar 8 2017 - What is the normal scalp appearance?
Mar 6, 2017 - Does Minoxidil work better when inflammation is minimal?
Feb 16, 2017 - Zinc pyrithione shampoo for AGA
Feb 10, 2017 - Microneedling for AGA
Feb 1, 2017 - Is there an association between hair loss and heart disease?
Jan 23, 2017 - Can shedding problems accelerate genetic hair loss?
Dec 9, 2016 - Finasteride as an inhibitor of 5 alpha reductase
Dec 7, 2016 - Why you need to know about the arrector pili muscle for AGA
Nov 23, 2016 - Can we predict if minoxidil will help?
Nov 22, 2016 - Is miniaturization the very first stage of balding?
Nov 22, 2016 - Low HDL in patients with balding
Nov 22, 2016 - What is 'anisotrichosis"?
Oct 16, 2016 - Genetic Hair Loss: Why I believe guidelines are needed
Aug 18, 2016 - Focal atrichia in AGA
Aug 5, 2016 - AGA and TE: Both diagnoses are common together
Aug 3, 2016 - Dutasteride for male balding: Low chance of side effects
Jul 31, 2016 - PRP Machine setting for treating Androgenetic Alopecia: Importance of the Hematocrit
Jul 25, 2016 - Minoxidil use after age 65: Should I just go for it anyways?
May 15, 2016 - What is the difference between AGA and TE?
May 15, 2016 - Vitamin D Levels in AA: Potential New Role
May 15, 2016 - PRP for Treating AGA
May 9, 2016 What is sex hormone binding globulin?
Apr 25, 2016 - Minoxidil + Finasteride are better than either one
Mar 24, 2016 - Hair Restoration with the ARTAS Robot
Mar 19 2016 - How should one use minoxidil?
Dec 30, 2015 - Do I have to use my treatment 'forever'?
Dec 10, 2015 - Lasers for Hair Loss: Is it really all about blood flow?
Nov 16, 2015 - CB-03-01 (Breezula): A New Investigational Drug for AGA
Nov 16, 2015 - Using dutasteride when finasteride doesn't help
Oct 24, 2015 - Reasons why minoxidil stops working
Aug 25, 2015 - PRP for Androgenetic Alopecia
Apr 19, 2015 - Minoxidil and "Rabbit Syndrome"
Jul 13, 2014 - PRP for Hair Loss: More Studies Suggest Benefit
Dec 7, 2014 - The HairMax Laser Comb in Action: How Well Does it Work?
Dec 21, 2014 - Should I get my DHT level tested?
Oct 20, 2012 - The Prostaglandin Pathway for Treating AGA
Sep 10, 2014 - Can I predict if minoxidil is going to help me?
Jul 27, 2014 - "Miniaturization in Androgenetic Alopecia"
Jul 6, 2014 - Minoxidil: How long should it be left on the scalp?
Mar 2, 2014 - What is the risk of balding if dad is bald?
Jan 27, 2014 - Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis in Patients with Balding
Aug 8, 2012 - Genetic Balding in Children
Jul 20, 2012 - Smoking and AGA
Mar 28, 2012 - A Closer Look at PGD2 Pathway in Balding
Feb 8, 2012 - What does one's hair tell them about their heart?
Aug 5, 2011 - Does finasteride increase the risk of breast cancer in men?
Jul 27, 2011 - Stem Cells in Androgenetic Alopecia
Jul 18, 2011 - Am I allergic to my minoxidil?
Jul 14, 2011 - Do androgens cause hair loss?
Jun 20, 2011 - Miniaturization as a clue to early AGA
Jun 17, 2011 - How is androgenetic alopecia inherited?