Female Patterned Hair Loss NYC - (212) 644-6454 - New York, NY

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  • Having said this, it is only the women with FPHL and these other signs of androgen excess that are likely to have elevated levels of androgens in their blood: only a very small percentage of women with FPHL and no hirsutism, acne or irregular periods (<15%) will have any elevations of their blood androgens. 
  • What we do know is that hairs in the affected ares of the scalp in FPHL, like that in male pattern hair loss (MPHL), are finer and have a much shorter growth phase leading to "miniaturized" hairs. 
  • Finasteride (Propecia) is a drug that inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, the male hormone deemed most important in causing male pattern baldness. 
  • This is a problem that can begin at any time after puberty although there are two main times of onset for FPHL---teens to 20s (early onset) or in the 40-50 yo age range (late onset). 
  • No woman of child bearing potential should take finasteride if she is pregnant, considering pregnancy or not on and willing to take effective contraceptive measures before, during and immediately after taking finasteride. 
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