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.
- Olsen, EA
- September 1, 1991
Volume / Issue
- 48 / 3
Start / End Page
- 243 - 248
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
- United States