Just like Minoxidil and Finasteride, Ketoconazole plays a big role in hair loss treatment, especially with androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. In fact, in a study, comparing Ketoconazole with minoxidil, 2% of ketoconazole shampoo worked on equivalent levels on increasing the size of the hair follicles as a minoxidil spray.
Does Ketoconazole help with hair loss treatment?
Though Ketoconazole is not commonly used for treating hair problems, it has been found to be effective in growing new hair. It works by slowing down and contributing positive results. Lowering the androgen level of the body slows down or even reverses hair loss. In the past blogs, we’ve learned that DHT causes hair thinning and sheddings.
Ketoconazole has an antifungal property that brings a positive immune response. It is an effective medication. Many studies support its effectiveness in treating skin irritations and hair loss treatment. But like other products, it does contain the following side effects:
- Abnormal Heart Rate
- Heart Palpitation
- Depression, Anxiety, Confusion
- Loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and jaundice
- Headache, Soreness
- Dryness and Itchiness.
Is Ketoconazole the same as Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is used for stimulating hair growth, especially for those who are experiencing slow balding, while Ketoconazole has antifungal properties that can treat skin irritations but can also be used in hair loss treatment.
How long does it take for Ketoconazole to work in Hair Loss Treatment?
Typically, it will take several weeks to achieve noticeable results. It depends on the amount applied and the user’s hair loss situation. Basically, it is essential to consult your doctor first beforehand. Hair slow is not a fast process. It only becomes effective when certain things or processes are met.
Is Ketoconazole a lifetime use?
As mentioned above, Ketoconazole has a lot of side effects / adverse reactions. There is a certain amount of time when you can utilize it, whether for antifungal purposes or hair loss treatment—extending the usage for a long period extends your risk of side effects. It is simply not encouraging for lifetime use.
Why does Ketoconazole no longer use?
While it has proven its efficacy in treating fungal problems and hair loss treatment, Ketoconazole may cause severe liver damage. This will occur even in healthy people. They have a high risk of developing such medical conditions.
It is necessary to weigh things properly before choosing any medication or hair loss treatment. It is difficult to revert the process, especially when it causes you damage in the long run. Many valuable sources are available online to guide you through, such as Hair Loss and Beard Growth courses by Tudor Tanase ( Follicle Booster and Follixil Founder and CEO) and FREE instructional videos on Youtube. Catch up with the latest trend in hair regrowth tips with @thehairlossdude IG.