The clinical effect of JetpPeel-assisted topical minoxidil in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: A randomized pilot study

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2018 Feb;20(1):58-63. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1341046. Epub 2017 Nov 22.


Objective: We used JetPeel, combined with topical minoxidil to treat patients with AGA, in order to observe whether the JetPeel can accelerate the recovery of the disease and find a new method for AGA treatment.

Method: Thirty patients who met the standard were included in the study. The patients were randomly divided into three groups. The first group was treated with JetPeel-assisted topical minoxidil. The second group received topical minoxidil monotherapy. The third group was not given any treatment. We used objective evaluation (amount and diameter of hair, oil secretion level) and subjective evaluation (hair growth score marked by dermatologist and patient) to evaluate the hair growth condition before treatment and every other month. The calculated p values of less than 0.05 were accepted as significant.

Result: All of the 30 patients finished the study. There was no difference in age, sex, and duration and severity of the disease among groups prior to treatment (p > 0.05). And there was greater improvement in scores of hair growth in the first group compared to the second and third group, which was statistically significant (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: Compared with topical minoxidil monotherapy, JetPeel-assisted topical minoxidil is more effective during the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.

Keywords: Androgenetic alopecia; JetPeel; topical minoxidil.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Adult
  • Alopecia / drug therapy*
  • Drug Delivery Systems / adverse effects
  • Drug Delivery Systems / instrumentation*
  • Hair / drug effects*
  • Hair / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Minoxidil / administration & dosage*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vasodilator Agents / administration & dosage*


  • Vasodilator Agents
  • Minoxidil