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A 35-year-old female asked:

Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)

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Dr. William Grisaitis
45 years experience
Female hairloss: See a dermatologist for a clear diagnosis as many conditions can mimic female pattern hair loss. You may need additional tests. Unfortunately oral meds are out for women. Topically the most cost effective is rogaine (minoxidil). Latisse might work as well but is cost prohibitive. New topicals are coming. Led lights and laser are not proven to be effective.

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