Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research
Volume 5 Issue 2 April-June 2019
|Botulinum toxin in treatment of androgenetic alopecia in males|
|Ankit Kapoor, Bhawna Kapoor|
Background: Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of alopecia with multifactorial etiology. The present study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of botulinum toxin the cases of Androgenetic alopecia. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 20 male patients aged 22–42 years with AGA visiting OPD. Diagnosis of AGA was based on clinical examination and trichoscopy. Botulinum toxin A 100 U was diluted in 1 mL normal saline. Insulin syringe of capacity 40 U/mL was used for injection, resulting in a concentration of 2.5 U every mark of insulin syringe. Patients were assessed periodically for improvement in their hair growth. It was graded objectively on a scale as 0, 1, 2, and 3 for poor, fair, good, and excellent. Results: 2 patients had poor response while 3 had fair response. No adverse effects were noted during the therapy. Conclusion: Authors found that botulinum toxin is an effective therapy for AGA management.
Corresponding Author: Dr. Bhawna Kapoor, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences Barabanki UP., India
This article may be cited as: Kapoor N, Kapoor B. Botulinum toxin in treatment of androgenetic alopecia in males. HECS Int J Comm Health Med Res 2019; 5(2):76-78.
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