Abstract

    Open Access Research Article Article ID: IJDCR-6-137

    A study on the efficacy of microneedling with minoxidil solution versus microneedling with hair multivitamin solution for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia

    Neerja Puri*

    Introduction: Scalp microneedling is a procedure in which various microchannels are created in the skin which have help in penetration and absorption of various agents into the skin.

    Aims: To compare the efficacy of microneedling with minoxidil solution versus microneedling with hair multivitamin solution for the treatment of twenty patients of male androgenetic alopecia.

    Methods: We selected twenty patients of androgenetic alopecia for the study. The patients were divided into two groups of ten patients each. In group I patients, microneedling with dermaroller was done and then minoxidil solution was applied over the scalp. In group II patients, microneedling was done and hair cocktail solution containing biotin and panthenol was used.

    Results: It was seen that excellent response was seen in 15 (75%) patients in minoxidil group and 8 (90%) patients in hair cocktail group, very good response was seen in 3 (15%) patients in minoxidil group and 2 (10%) patients in hair cocktail group, good response was seen in 2 (10%) patients in minoxidil group and 6 (30%) patients in hair cocktail group and average response was seen in none of the patients in minoxidil group and 4 (20%) patients in hair cocktail group. There was a statistically significant difference between the response in the minoxidil group compared to the hair cocktail group.

    Discussion: Microneedling with minoxidil is a cost effective procedure which causes hair follicle stimulation and promotes hair growth in patients of androgenetic alopecia.

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    Published on: Mar 12, 2020 Pages: 10-12

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-8605.000037
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