Therapy for Androgenetic Alopecia

  • Masumi Inaba
  • Yoshikata Inaba


Why do men go bald with age? In normal men, advancing age is accompanied by an increase in the incidence and extent of baldness. In eunuchs castrated prepubertally and given androgen treatment in the second decade of life, hair was lost slowly over a period of years, resulting in hair loss similar to noncastrated men of the same age. In contrast, the eunuchs who had reached the sixth decade of life before receiving androgens lost hair within a few months after beginning the treatment. Evidently the susceptibility to alopecia increases with age but is not expressed in the absence of inciting agents such as androgens (Hamilton 1942).


Salicylic Acid Hair Follicle Pantothenic Acid Scalp Hair Sixth Decade 
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© Springer Japan 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Inaba
    • 1
  • Yoshikata Inaba
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryInaba ClinicSuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyThe Jikei University School of MedicineMinato-ku, Tokyo, 105Japan
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyInaba Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan

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