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Can Minoxidil Cause Baldness? (Explained)

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Increased hair loss, one of the most publicized side effects of minoxidil, is often the result of hair follicles rapidly moving through the hair growth cycle and shedding before an anagen phase. This is normal as it is part of the mechanism in how minoxidil works.

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1Can Minoxidil Cause Even More Hair Loss?

Minoxidil can also cause your hair to shed, especially when you first start using it. As minoxidil speeds up the resting phase of your hair, sometimes it falls out more quickly than it normally would. However, minoxidil also extends the growth phase of your hair.

2Can Minoxidil Make Hair Loss Worse?

Answer: Hair loss from Minoxidil(Rogaine)

Treatment with Minoxidil can initially cause some increased shedding of hair follicles but long term has not been shown to cause or “speed up” hair loss.

3What Are The Negative Effects Of Minoxidil?

Side Effects
Acne at site of application.
burning of scalp.
facial hair growth.
increased hair loss.
inflammation or soreness at root of hair.

4Does Hair Loss Get Worse After Minoxidil?

Because minoxidil causes your hairs to prematurely enter into the anagen phase of the growth cycle, it may cause your hair to look worse before it looks better. By this, we mean that you might notice that your hair loss increases during the first few weeks or months of treatment with minoxidil.14/05/2021

5Can Minoxidil Cause More Hair Loss?

Because minoxidil causes your hairs to prematurely enter into the anagen phase of the growth cycle, it may cause your hair to look worse before it looks better. By this, we mean that you might notice that your hair loss increases during the first few weeks or months of treatment with minoxidil.

6Does Hair Loss Get Worse Before It Gets Better With Minoxidil?

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7How Long Does Minoxidil Hair Shedding Last?

The short answer is, no, your Rogaine treatment is not causing you to lose more hair than before, and it will not make it worse than it would be in the future. To understand why it’s not causing your hair loss to get worse, let’s take a look at what Rogaine is and how it works.6/01/2020