We’re not here to talk about hair loss treatments, but I’m posting this because it’s an emerging treatment that appears not to have major side effects, and so could be an alternative to finasteride.
Gentile P, Garcovich S. Systematic Review of Platelet-Rich Plasma Use in Androgenetic Alopecia Compared with Minoxidil, Finasteride, and Adult Stem Cell-Based Therapy. Int J Mol Sci . 2020;21(8):E2702. doi:10.3390/ijms21082702 | PubMed
From the conclusion:
The authors believe that the future will be based exclusively on regenerative-based therapies, and for this reason, invite all the audience to improve the level of publications in this field by focusing prevalently on EBM level 1–2 studies.
I think finasteride is not included in the category of “regenerative-based therapies.” If PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is as good as or better than finasteride, with less side effects, it is only logical to steer men to that for AGA, and avoid the disastrous consequences we all know about.