This is but no means super important but I´m curious. I´ve read several studies about hair regrowth on finasteride and minoxidil. The amount of regrowth of course differs, but how much regrowth have you seen on your best responding patients? From what I´ve read its common to lose up to 50% hair on the scalp before it comes noticeable, meaning around 50 000 hairs. Do you have any idea if the best regrowth cases that lost around 50% recovers back to around 100 000 hairs? Or are we talking full recovery as in maybe 60 000 hairs on the scalp in total? I am fully aware that 100 000 hairs is not needed to make it look like its a full head of hair.
The studies I´ve read mentions that in 2 years on finasteride around 66% percent get some kind of regrowth, but if I remember correctly there was no graph showing how much hair that could be in the best cases.
Hope you understand my question and I fully understand if you have better things to do than answer it, because I guess it doesnt matter really. I´m just asking out of curiosity.
I have discussed the work of Dr. Marritt in the 1980s where he pulled out every other hair on one side of the head and then found that neither photos or an expert could tell which side was hair depleted in a black haired white skin individual. I have done a HAIRCHECK on a patient who had partly reversed their hair loss after finasteride so that part of that question I know. Most people just sustain their hair at the baseline levels, but some do reverse it.