Baldness, whether permanent or temporary, can’t be cured. But treatments are available to help promote hair growth or hide hair loss. For some types of alopecia, hair may resume growth without any treatment.
The effectiveness of medications used to treat alopecia depends on the cause of hair loss, extent of the loss and individual response. Generally, treatment is less effective for more extensive cases of hair loss.
The types of drugs for treatment of alopecia that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration include: Minoxidil (Rogaine), Finasteride (Propecia), Corticosteroids, Antrhlin (Drithocreme)