It is tricky to choose the best product in the market nowadays, considering the consequences when you have not evaluated the pros and cons of it. The same thing will undoubtedly happen on not checking hair loss treatments properly.
However, many resources can help you along the way—a proven study of the "Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. ( A 12-month observational study was conducted by dermatologists in Germany on 984 male patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) to evaluate the efficacy of a 5% minoxidil topical solution. In addition, patients were asked to assess the efficacy and tolerability of the treatment. In conclusion, physician and patient evaluations of hair regrowth and decrease in hair shedding demonstrated the efficacy of the 5% minoxidil topical solution in treating AGA under post-marketing conditions."
A lot of questions have been raised about whether Minoxidil is safe. Tons of research and explanations are there, but did it provide satisfying answers?
Is Minoxidil Clinically- Proven to be safe?
Yes, It is FDA-approved and clinically proven safe medication for hair loss treatment. It has been one of the significant ingredients of today's top hair growth products, such as Follixil, especially for men and women with pattern baldness. It increases the blood flow to the hair follicles, leading to hair growth. It is available in various forms, such as foam and lotion, and is topically applied today. Minoxidil can be bought even without a prescription.
Do I need to use Minoxidil forever?
It depends primarily on the individual and the user's response to the treatment. Thus, this dependency also varies depending on how big the hair loss issue is. Generally, it is mainly designed for long-term use. A study by the "National Library of Medicine National Center for Biotechnology Information found that Thirty-one men with androgenetic alopecia completed 4 1/2 to 5 years of therapy with 2% and 3% topical minoxidil. Hair regrowth with topical Minoxidil tended to peak at one year, with a slow decline in regrowth over subsequent years. However, at 4 1/2 to 5 years, Novellus hair maintenance beyond baseline was still evident. Topical Minoxidil is effective in helping maintain Novellus hair growth in men with androgenetic alopecia."
Does Minoxidil have adverse effects?
Just like other medications/treatments, Minoxidil has common side effects, including scalp itchiness and dryness, flakiness, and redness. These are usually mild and can be controlled by changing the product usage frequency or adjusting the application dosage. In rare cases, it can cause rapid heartbeat, fainting, or dizziness. It is essential to consult your doctor before using it.
"I am still trying to decide whether to go for Minoxidil or not. What should I do?"
Minoxidil is safe and FDA-approved, but this kind of hair loss treatment is not for everybody. Having your research, with the help of Hair Loss and Beard Growth courses or even asking expert's opinion like Tudor Tanase ( Follicle Booster, Follixil Founder). A lot of real-life Minoxidil experiences and honest opinions will be taken home with you by watching the FREE videos on Youtube and instructional reels on the @thehairlossdude Instagram page. It will surely guide you on how to start your hair loss or, should I say, hair regrowth journey.