Chapter 51. Male and Female Androgenetic Alopecia

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Hans Wolff MD Universitäts Professor

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch51

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Wolff, H. (2008) Male and Female Androgenetic Alopecia, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch51

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Universität Müchen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • “androgenetic alopecia” (AGA);
  • androgen-driving AGA - dihydrotestosterone (DHT);
  • typical male-pattern hair loss;
  • topical minoxidil for women with AGA;
  • systemic estrogens and/or antiandrogens for women with AGA;
  • finasteride 1 mg and stopping hair loss;
  • systemic finasteride for men with AGA;
  • hypertrichosis in face and other parts and minoxidil side effect


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References