Will I respond to minoxidil?

How do you know if I will respond to minoxidil?

The most direct way to determine if this treatment will work for you is with our Minoxidil Response Test, a patented, lab-based test with 95.9% accuracy. By testing a few strands of your hair, the test can determine if your scalp environment has the enzymes to respond to the treatment.

How long does it take for minoxidil to start working?

Minoxidil starts working immediately. However, you should expect to wait between three and six months before you see its visible results. That’s because that’s the time it takes for your hair follicles to return to the anagen phase of hair growth.

Why does minoxidil not work for everyone?

Limited effectiveness. Minoxidil treatment does not work on everybody with thinning hair due to inherited pattern hair loss. It is less effective for hair loss at the hairline than on the top of the head. It is less effective on large bald spots than small ones.

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Will minoxidil definitely work?

Rogaine works only for certain types of baldness and only if you keep up with its application. But it doesn’t work for everyone. If it does work, you probably won’t grow back all of the hair you’ve lost, and it can take up to 4 months to see results. You’ll have to use Rogaine indefinitely to maintain any regrowth.

What are the chances of minoxidil working?

It works by increasing blood flow to the scalp, stimulating hair follicles to produce stronger and healthier strands of hair. It has been scientifically proven that Minoxidil works in around 60% of men.

Is it OK to use minoxidil on wet hair?

Can I apply ROGAINE® products to wet hair? The people in our clinical studies were advised to completely dry their hair and scalp before applying ROGAINE® products.

How long does hair shedding last with minoxidil?

How long does minoxidil shedding last? According to a review in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, minoxidil shedding lasts about 3 to 6 weeks. Most people stop experiencing this side effect within 4 weeks.

Can minoxidil regrow hairline?

Is Minoxidil Effective For a Receding Hairline? Minoxidil works by improving blood flow to the area in which it’s applied. Apply it to your scalp and it can potentially improve hair density and increase the rate of growth. As such, there’s no reason minoxidil shouldn’t work for a receding hairline.

Does minoxidil thicken hair?

Increases hair thickness and density: In addition to stimulating hair growth and quelling a receding hairline, “Minoxidil can increase the density and thickness of hair,” says Fisher. In other words, strands grow back fuller and healthier.

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Why is minoxidil not for frontal baldness?

Although minoxidil can cause hair to grow anywhere, it is least effective on frontal baldness. Many users do not experience satisfactory improvements to their frontal baldness from using minoxidil. Minoxidil is most effective in the vertex area, the transition point between the crown and mid-scalp.

Do I have to use minoxidil forever?

Minoxidil is a well-studied medication that’s safe to use for the long term. If you notice that your hairline looks more full or your hair looks thicker after using minoxidil, you can continue using it for years to maintain your results over time.

When can I comb my hair after 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.

Will minoxidil work a second time?

What studies have shown is that upon ceasing use of minoxidil, the pattern of hair loss will revert back to its pre-treatment state and continue to progress as it would have naturally. The good news though is that if minoxidil worked the first time around, it is most likely that it will work a second.

Does minoxidil work on top?

Like other hair loss treatments, minoxidil works best for hair loss in the crown. This is the top portion of the head.

How fast does minoxidil regrow hair?

Generally speaking, it takes about 8 weeks of consistent use to start to see results with minoxidil. After 4 months of use, you should start to see the end of hair loss and start to see hair growth. If it’s been 4 months and you’re still seeing hair shedding, it may not be related to minoxidil.

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