A 28-year-old female asked:
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does dermatologist recommended men's rogaine (minoxidil) foam-5% work for women with hair thinning happening for 5-6 years? do i need to apply it twice like men?

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Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Rogaine (minoxidil) for women: Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% has been shown to work better for women than rogaine (minoxidil) 2%. It does need to be applied twice a day also. The one drawback is that with the 5%, women are more likely to grow peachfuzz on their cheeks that with the 2%. Usually that peachfuzz disappears a few weeks after the treatment is stopped.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% in Women: Most dermatologists that treat female pattern hair loss use rogaine (minoxidil) 5%. Speakers at medical meetings recommend 5% rogaine (minoxidil) for hair loss in women.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
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No: If you are not having a rash from this you should not have any problems.
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This is a treatment: This is a treatment for alopecia. You would have to see another dermatologist physically to get a real second opinion.

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