Just came across this very interesting study thanks to another poster’s discussion about topical finasteride. Some key takeaways from this study:
- Use of finasteride powder as opposed to the traditional alcohol based solution.
- transdermal delivery using micro-needles
- One application every 3 days
- Fewer side effects than oral finasteride
This delivery mechanism has many things that we want, in particular, more efficacy and fewer side effects.
"Using implanted FNS powder as a reservoir inside the skin, this novel system permitted sustained release of the implanted FNS powder for 3 days with only one application of FNS-PCMs. In addition, compared with the topical FNS-gel, the developed system showed a higher efficacy in promoting hair growth and increased the amount and density of hair while addressing the safety concerns."
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