Evidence‐based treatments for female pattern hair loss: a summary of a Cochrane systematic review

  title={Evidence‐based treatments for female pattern hair loss: a summary of a Cochrane systematic review},
  author={Esther J. van Zuuren and Zbys Fedorowicz and Ben Carter},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) or androgenic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss affecting women with reduced hair density and can have a serious psychological impact. It is characterized by progressive replacement of slow cycling terminal hair follicles by miniaturized, rapidly cycling vellus hair follicles. The frontal hair line may or may not be preserved. The aim of this review was to assess the evidence for the effectiveness and safety of the treatments available for FPHL… 
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