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A 23-year-old female asked:

is minoxidil safe for female? is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?

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Dr. Daniel Calloway
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Lower strength: Minoxidil is safe in females but is used in the half strength of the male version of the Rogaine (minoxidil). However, hair growth in unwanted areas can still occur, even at the lower strength. You may have to stop application if unwanted hair growth occurs.

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Last updated Apr 5, 2015

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