Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is used to stimulate and/or restore
hair growth in areas of hair loss. Methods and compositions relating
to PDT treatment for alopecia are disclosed. In light of PDT use
to remove unwanted hair by inactivating or destroying hair follicles
or destroying the tissue feeding the hair follicles, such methods
and compositions relate to a surprising and unexpected discovery.
PDT permits a means to treat conditions relating to hair loss such
as androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata and drug-induced alopecia.
A composition for counteracting and controlling hair loss having
a menthol solution combined with Polysorbate 80 or 60 and lupine
protein, with the optional admixture of petroleum jelly as a thickening
A method of treating inflammatory skin diseases and/or hair loss,
comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment
a therapeutically effective amount of a leukotriene receptor anatagonist,
an antihistamine, or other anti-inflammatory drug, preferably at
least twice a day, preferably for at least two months.
The present invention relates to a method of treating hair loss
comprising administering a composition having a cardiac-sparing
compound characterized by the structure: ##STR1## and pharmaceutically
acceptable salts, hydrates, and biohydrolyzable amides, esters,
and imides thereof. In this compound, n may be an integer from 1
to 3; R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 may each, independently, be a hydrogen
or lower alkyl; R.sub.4 may be hydrogen, lower alkyl or cycloalkyl;
R.sub.6 and R.sub.9 may each, independently, be hydrogen or lower
alkyl; R.sub.7 and R.sub.8 may each, independently, be hydrogen,
lower alkyl, substituted phenyl, or substituted benzyl; R.sub.10
may be hydrogen, lower alkyl, cycloalkyl, or acyl; and R.sub.11
may be hydrogen, lower alkyl, or cycloalkyl.