Nonsurgical hair restoration treatment

Cutis. 2019 Jul;104(1):17-24.


Patterned hair loss is common and can negatively impact quality of life. Patients often seek nonsurgical treatment options as a first-line measure to avoid undue risks and expense associated with surgery. This article discusses these noninvasive treatment options, with a focus on minoxidil, finasteride, dutasteride, spironolactone, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling, and oral supplements.

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / therapy*
  • Hair / growth & development*
  • Humans
  • Low-Level Light Therapy / methods
  • Needles
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Quality of Life