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Does Minoxidil Stop Hair Fall? (Fact Checked)

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Yes. Minoxidil has been shown to prevent hair loss in 2 out of 3 men and is currently the only treatment approved by the FDA. Minoxidil’s primary function is to prevent and slow down hair loss; hair regrowth is more of a side effect.

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1Does Minoxidil Stop Hair Loss?

Minoxidil. This is the only over-the-counter medication for hair loss approved by the FDA for use by both men and women. It won’t rescue a receding hairline. It does stimulate hair growth, although scientists aren’t quite sure how it works.

2How Long Does It Take For Minoxidil To Stop Hair Loss??

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.

3Does Minoxidil Stop Hair Loss Permanently?

The American Hair Loss Association say that most experts agree that Minoxidil is “a relatively marginally effective drug in the fight against hair loss.” The treatment has zero effect on the hormonal process of hair loss, and its benefits are temporary. Hair loss continues if usage is discontinued.

4How Do You Know If Minoxidil Is Working?

What should I look for as a sign that ROGAINE® is working? After several weeks, you should begin to notice that you’re losing much less hair. You may initially see a temporary increase in shedding, but this is normal to make way for new growth. Eventually, you should begin to see new hair growth.

5Can Minoxidil Regrow Lost Hair?

If you’re in the earlier stages of hair loss, Minoxidil can help regrow your hair and slow further loss. Originally tested in the 1960s as an oral medication to treat high blood pressure, Minoxidil was found to increase hair growth in some patients.

6What Is The Success Rate Of Minoxidil?

Rogaine allows people to apply minoxidil directly to areas where they are experiencing hair loss, from the back of the head to the beard. 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.