ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA

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)

May 14, 2018 - Combining Oral Minoxidil and Oral Spironolactone for FPHL

May 6, 2018 - Pregnancy and FPHL: What does one need to consider?

Apr 17, 2018 - Children of Women with PCOS: Increased Risks of ADHD

Apr 12, 2018 - Finasteride for Women: Yes or no?

Apr 7, 2018 - Spironolactone for FPHL

Apr 4, 2018 - Birth Control, Hormones and Hair Loss

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 Female Pattern Hair Loss & PCOS

Apr 17, 2018 - Children of Women with PCOS: Increased Risks of ADHD

Apr 8, 2018 - Late onset CAH: A Mimicker of PCOS in Women

Nov 22, 2016 - Resveratrol for Women with PCOS

Apr 16, 2016 - PCOS and Hair Loss: More than One Treatment Needed

Jan 2, 2016 - Omega 3's for PCOS

 

C. Recent Articles on Male Pattern Balding (MPB)

Apr 18, 2018 - Dutasteride (Avodart) for Male Balding

Apr 17, 2018 - Dermatology and Urology: United by the AR

Apr 10, 2018 - Preventing AGA: Is it possible?

Apr 5, 2018 - Gynecomastia in Men Using Finasteride

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?

 

D. Recent Articles on Cause/Diagnosis/Treatment

May 14, 2018 - Side effects of Low Dose Minoxidil

May 10, 2018 - How does saw palmetto compare to finasteride?

May 9, 2018 - Finasteride, Dutasteride and Insulin Resistance

May 4, 2018 - Rosemary essential oil for hair loss

Apr 25, 2018 - Scalp micro pigmentation (SMP): Is it all the same?

Apr 18, 2018 - Minoxidil foam vs lotion for oily scalps: What's better?

Apr 18, 2018 - Minoxidil Use for the Temples

Apr 18, 2018 - A Look at the early dutasteride studies

Apr 12, 2018 - Hair transplants from another person: yes or no?

Apr 5, 2018 - Is topical finasteride free of side effects?

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?




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