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Minoxidil Water Retention Face (Explained)

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Your hands, feet, ankles, stomach, or face can swell as a result of salt and water retention caused when taking minoxidil. Water retention may cause a sudden weight gain of five pounds or more. Excess fluids in the body can be damaging and lead to congestive heart failure if treated incorrectly.

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1Does Minoxidil Cause Water Retention?

Side Effects. Fluid retention and tachycardia are dose-dependent side effects that occur with minoxidil. The mechanism of the sodium and water retention with minoxidil is a varying combination of renal hemodynamic and/or neurohumoral changes as well as direct tubular effects.

2Does 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.

3Can Minoxidil Cause Edema?

Sodium and water retention occur frequently with oral minoxidil treatment. This may lead to edema, weight gain, congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, and lack of an antihypertensive effect. Tachycardia and pericardial effusion have been reported with minoxidil therapy.

4How Does Minoxidil Reduce Water Retention??

Salt and water retention: Minoxidil can cause salt and water retention. This can lead to congestive heart failure. To avoid this, your doctor should prescribe a diuretic (water pill) for you to take with minoxidil.

5Does Minoxidil On Face Cause Wrinkles?

Minoxidil promotes blood flow to the area it is placed. Causing wrinkles is not a known symptom of using Minoxidil.

6Will Minoxidil Give Me Wrinkles?

Minoxidil can have side effects and may cause wrinkles as well as dark circles for some individuals. Chances are, minoxidil side effects won’t happen to you. The general consensus on the cause of wrinkles and eye circles is based on the fact that minoxidil slows down collagen production in the skin.

7What Does Minoxidil Do To Your Face?

Some possible side effects include: redness or irritation of your facial skin scalp irritation. hair growing in areas that you didn’t expect, such as further down your neck or back.