Q. What can I do to grow hair in the case of genetic hair loss?

Answered by
Dr. Payal Chauhan
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

Hello doctor,

I am 36 years old. I have genetic hair loss, is there something I can do to grow more hair? I use Minoxidil, but it is not working.

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Dr. Payal Chauhan

MBBS., MD
Dermatology Venereology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern, but there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest you the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. I need to see it to help you further.

Thank you doctor,

I have attached the file.

Dr. Payal Chauhan

MBBS., MD
Dermatology Venereology

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

This indeed is genetic hair loss, known as FPHL (female pattern hair loss), which also has some hormonal etiology (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Minoxidil is the treatment of choice and needs to be applied 1 ml twice daily in 2 % concentration. It takes at least four to six months to see the results and the result peaks only after a year, so if you are not seeing results in the initial few weeks, that is normal.

Keep using Minoxidil and add following medication.

1. Tablet Spironolactone 50 mg twice a day.

Thank you doctor,

Thanks for your concern.

Dr. Payal Chauhan

MBBS., MD
Dermatology Venereology

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You are welcome.


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