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Diya Doshi

Class of 2024Edison, New Jersey


Hello! My name is Diya Doshi and my Polygence project is on the causes of hair loss and its treatment options. I chose to work on this project because after having received countless options and suggestions on how to treat hair loss, I wanted to delve deeper into the matter and educate myself. After my project is complete, I would like to use my research to help other make educated decisions about hair loss treatments by sharing my work.

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What are the most common types of hair loss and their treatment options?

Started June 23, 2023

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Research on hair loss is a constantly developing topic, with many studies still being conducted to gain a better, more thorough understanding of different conditions and hair diseases. 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss worldwide, with a hair loss market worth 52.37 billion USD in just 2022 itself. There are many types of hair loss, though the most common of which are androgenetic alopecia (AGA), telogen effluvium, and alopecia areata (AA). There is no clear path to reducing the effects of hair loss. Rather, many different medications and treatments may be suggested to yield favorable results. Clinicians and patients should take the time to discuss each option and its cost, benefits, and adverse effects. This paper will discuss the efficacy and adverse effects of different treatments for each of these three causes of hair loss.