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

New York Dermatology 30 East 60th Street (Park/Madison) 8th Floor Suite 805 New York, NY

  • Hyperandrogenism, a medical condition characterized by excessive production of male hormones called androgens, can cause hair loss in affected women
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  • Minoxidil 2% is the only topical medication approved by the FDA for female-pattern hair loss. 
  • minoxidil 5%, approved only for male-pattern hair loss, is very effective in women as well. 
  • Although hair loss stemming from hyperandrogenism can be treated with minoxidil, you need to seek care for the other conditions. 
  • Many of these women have metabolic syndrome -- a combination of five medical conditions including belly fat and high blood pressure that increase the risk of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. (0)
  • The most common cause of hyperandrogenism in women is functional ovarian hyperandrogenism, also known as polycystic ovary syndrome. 
  • In men, finasteride (originally marketed as Proscar) is approved for hair loss associated with androgens
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