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What are the treatment options for baldness?

The treatment options available for baldness depend largely on the underlying cause. For pattern baldness, drugs such as topical monoxide and oral finasteride may promote new hair growth and decrease the rate of hair loss. The results from these drugs may vary widely from one individual to the next. However, finasteride is not approved for use in women. Surgical treatment of androgenetic alopecia consists of hair transplantation, sometimes in conjunction with scalp reduction procedures. The treatment of reactive forms of baldness, such as those that occur as a result of infection, topical chemicals, or inflammation, is generally aimed at removing the underlying cause.

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