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Dangers Rogaine Women
Rogaine (minoxidil) for women: do u really have to use it 2x a day everyday to get any results? Can u use it 1x a day?
Are there side effects from using Rogaine (minoxidil) foam (womens)? Can you where a shower cap to bed so you don't get it anywhere on your face? Thank you
Yes: Yes also garnier has good products for dry hair. ...Read more
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more
Can rogaine (minoxidil) be used for hair growth on scalp hair as well for women how is it used? Is it good for women?
Rogaine (minoxidil): For women and men, use rogaine (minoxidil) for men because it is 5% and is the strongest. Rogaine (minoxidil) is applied twice a day but one you start using rogaine (minoxidil) you will have to use it the rest of your life otherwise the hair will stop growing and will fall out. ...Read more
For hair loss in women....See your doctor. There is testing that needs to be done to determine the cause...Is it female pattern, hormonal, or even related to an underlying condition like thyroid disease or anemia.
The treatments vary based on the cause.
To answer your specific question though...Yes for certain types of hair loss rogaine (minoxidil) can help women. ...Read more
Define "forever.": If you stop using it, your hair will go back to the way it was before you started using it - but that doesn't mean you're stuck with it "forever." it means you need to keep using it until a better, more permanent hair loss treatment is invented. That could be next week or 10 years from now, but not "forever.". ...Read more
Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)
See a dermatologist for a clear diagnosis as many conditions can mimic female pattern hair loss. You may need additional tests. Unfortunately oral meds are out for women. Topically the most cost effective is rogaine (minoxidil).
Latisse might work as well but is cost prohibitive. New topicals are coming. Led lights and laser are not proven to be effective. ...Read more
Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that area, so the fda says the manufacturer cannot claim that it works anywhere else. However, in the real world, it works the same way on the frontal scalp as it does on the crown. ...Read more
I have telogen effluvium. Does womens rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or only grow it. If it stops hair loss how long does it take?
Both: It will both stabilize the loss and encourage new growth. It may take 6 months to see results. ...Read more
Any hair specialist- What is the efficacy and what are the risks of using Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% for men? I am a woman (50) with non genetic general hair thinning
Hair thining: I would recommend that you first see your hairstylist for advice. If you don't go to a hair stylist, or you are not satisfied with the response I would suggest you see a dermatologist on referral from your primary doctor. ...Read more
I am a 44 yr old female with rapid hair loss, my mother experienced the same thing. I have tried eating more greens, rogaine (minoxidil) biotin 10k?
Female hair loss. Bloodwork gr8. BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction. Hair specialist said it'll get worse, non-surgical hair restoration only option. Cant afford! Help!
SEVERELY thinning hair, no genetic history, bloodwrk good, thyroid&vitD meds wrkng.2%womens rogaine (minoxidil) causedBADdandruff. Is foam bettr? Humiliated! Options??
You might want to: Talk with your physician about using the 5% (male) formulation. Take care. ...Read more
25 yr F, hair loss from Hashimotos. Why does Womens Rogaine (minoxidil) have heart warnings, safe for average user? Suggestions for hair loss? Armour Thyroid Rx.
What mite b best procedure 4 woman w SEVERELY thinning hair, not genetic, all bloodwrk fine, BAD reaction 2 rogaine (minoxidil).Agoraphobic now! Hair transplant? Or?
Get checked: A complete history and physical with lab work to rule out hormonal, nutritional, autoimmune causes for hair thinning would be appropriate! After that it will be easier for your doctor to proceed with recommendations ...Read more
Minoxidil for Women: While safe, over-the-counter women's topical Minoxidil is often tried with disappointing results because the traditional rogaine (minoxidil) or generic version can be messy, irritating to the skin and weak in terms of hair growth. Many patients find improved usability with compounded prescription formula 82m Minoxidil because it is stronger on the follicle and is easier to use (dries fast, less greasy, etc.). ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely. This is the same preparation and concentration as marketed for women. ...Read more
I m female 21 years...After stopping minoxidil 5% in how much time unwanted hairs will disappear from face and body?
Typically 3-6 months: Depending on the stage of the hair cycle, hair fall will occur over a 3-6 month period if at all. ...Read more
Is it dangerous for a baby to touch minoxidil topical solution? How else it affects the baby other than itching/rashes?
I am a female, suffering extensive hairloss after typhoid. Is minoxidil 2% suitable for me to take? Please advice if there are some other effective med
First it is impor-: Tant to make sure topical minoxidil is only applied to scalp. laser permanently gets rid of hair growth, but continued use of minoxidil may lead to more facial hair. I would see dermatologist for other possible treatments for hair growth. Electrolysis typically leads to some element of scarring while laser done in doctor office (where doc is fellow of american society of laser medicine and surger ...Read more
Is minoxidil safe for female? Is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?
Stronger Minoxidil: At the present time only topical Minoxidil is the only fda approved treament to deter female pattern hair loss in women. It comes in two strengths 2% & 5%. Even though the labeling on the 5% limits it to use by males, many dermatologists feel the 5% is appropriate in women as well. ...Read more