There is no evidence that Saw palmetto will benefit female androgenetic alopecia. I have not been convinced patients achieve benefit who have used it. I do not use it in my practice.
Can saw palmetto really help combat female hair thinning? If so what are the side effects if I don't continue use?
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Female hair loss
Saw palmetto is an OTC medication with properties reported to mildly block DHT. There is no evidence that saw palmetto will help a typical female patterned hair loss. It can help women who suffer from male patterned baldness due to excess testosterone in their bodies.
Understanding Hair loss and treatment options: prp and progesterone
There is no medical evidence that saw palmetto improves hair growth or stops hair loss. I suggest seeing a hair loss expert to evaluate and go over your condition and provide you information about your best treatment options. There are great non-invasive options like PRP/progesterone and/or hair transplantation. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
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