Most people need to use this medication regularly for 4 months to see benefit. This medication must be used continuously to maintain hair growth. If your condition does not improve or worsens after using this medication for 4 to 6 months, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, tell your doctor.
Is minoxidil safe for long term use?
In most cases, Minoxidil is safe for long term use. Here’s what you need to know: Side effects with Minoxidil are limited and will subside when you stop taking the medication. Some patients may experience mild scalp irritation.
Can I use minoxidil for 10 years?
The medical treatments can be effective in slowing down the hair loss process, however, for most men the effectiveness of the treatment will wear off over time. In our experience, most men will start to see the effectiveness wear off 6 – 8 years after starting to take the medications.
Can I use minoxidil for 20 years?
Minoxidil is a proven medication for hair regrowth and loss prevention in males that requires ongoing use and is therefore deemed safe for long-term use.
Can I use minoxidil everyday?
There’s no need to use minoxidil more than twice a day. Applying minoxidil more often than this will not improve your results, although it may increase your risk of experiencing skin irritation or other side effects. Stick to the recommended dosage and apply minoxidil two times per day.
Does minoxidil age your face?
To date, there is no good evidence in the medical literature that minoxidil promotes aging of the face. As for affecting collagen synthesis – minoxidil probably DOES affect collagen synthesis in the scalp.
Can minoxidil regrow hair?
Fortunately, minoxidil (Rogaine) can help stop the hair loss in its tracks. In some cases, it can even help regrow new hair. But there are disadvantages to using the medication, which comes as a topical lotion or foam, especially for women.
What is the success rate of minoxidil?
A study of 11,000 people who used the topical application for at least 1 year found that 92% said Rogaine achieved fair to excellent results for slowing or stopping hair loss. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initially approved an over-the-counter formula that contained a 2% solution of minoxidil.
Should I quit minoxidil?
Minoxidil does not cure hair loss for the rest of your life. It requires continuous usage and is a lifetime deal. If Minoxidil usage is stopped, in most cases the patient’s hair loss will start again from where it stopped. After 3-4 months, the hair fall process will continue.
What if I stop minoxidil for a month?
When you stop using minoxidil your hair loss will likely resume to where it was before you started treatment. This is because the hair that you have regrow is dependent on increased blood flow, although visible hair loss may not start until the 6-9-month mark.
Can I stop using minoxidil after a month?
I wouldn’t be too concerned about it. Sometimes you can get temporary shedding in the first 6 weeks of minoxidil use but it should regrow. If you didn’t get shedding then you are fine.
Can we apply oil after minoxidil?
If I can, do I apply the oil before or after? Answer: Hi Arshad, you can indeed apply scalp oil if you are using minoxidil treatments for your hair loss. All you need to do is apply the minoxidil first, making sure your scalp and hair are dry, then allow an hour – or longer if possible – for it to sink in to your skin.
Can I comb my hair after applying minoxidil?
Can I brush my hair after applying minoxidil? Before brushing your hair, allow around 30 minutes for the minoxidil to absorb sufficiently into your scalp. This will ensure no product is removed by the hair brush, or brushed into the hair.