Topical minoxidil in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in women.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Twenty-eight women with mild to moderate androgenetic alopecia were randomly assigned to apply either 2 percent topical minoxidil or placebo (vehicle) to their involved scalp areas twice daily. At the end of thirty-two weeks, there was a statistically significant increase of nonvellus target area hairs in the minoxidil-treated versus the vehicle-treated group (p = 0.006). Investigator assessment of moderate regrowth showed better results in subjects who used 2 percent topical minoxidil solution than those who used vehicle (p = 0.007), although subjects discerned no difference between treatment groups. Two percent topical minoxidil appears to be effective in the treatment of female androgenetic alopecia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olsen, EA

Published Date

  • September 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 243 - 248

PubMed ID

  • 1935254

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0011-4162


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States