Home / Hair Loss Treatments / Treatment Patents / Compositions and methods for promoting hair growth Compositions and methods for promoting hair growth Patent: United States Patent 5,407,944 Goldman Apr. 18, 1995 Inventors: Goldman; Boris E. (2019 Breton, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546). Appl. No: 020,202 Filed: Feb. 19, 1993 Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for promoting hair growth. The methods generally comprise the administration to a patient of a therapeutically effective amount of the compositions of the present invention which employ a vasodilator in combination with estradiol and/or a 5-.alpha.-reductase inhibitor in a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle. 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