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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

How does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

According to them: "the exact mechanism of action of rogaine (minoxidil) is uncertain. However, researchers believe that rogaine (minoxidil) works in part by partially enlarging the hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. By enlarging miniaturized follicles, the growth phase of the hair cycle is prolonged, allowing the hair to become longer and thicker looking and with more follicles in the growth phase at the same time.". ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work on hair growth?

How does rogaine (minoxidil) work on hair growth?

Unknown: The most current thinking is that rogaine (minoxidil) directly stimulates the hair follicle to produce hair. It seems to turn on the on-off signal. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it grow new hairs?

Both: Rogaine (minoxidil) increases the effectively blood flow to the hair follicle. The increased blood flow can stabilize further hair loss and also allows some dormant follicles to resume growth. Rogaine (minoxidil) works best to regrow hair on the vertex of the scalp. ...Read more

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Can minoxidil really work for hair loss?

Can minoxidil really work for hair loss?

Yes: Yes, Minoxidil was the first fda-approved drug for hair loss. It helps to grow hair especially in those who are starting to lose their hair and want to prevent further hair loss. Those who have lost their hair for a long time may not see much improvement. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) really works on women hair loss?

Does rogaine (minoxidil) really works on women hair loss?

Depends: 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

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Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause  hair growth?

Two ways: Minoxidil makes hair follicles wider so your hair is thicker. It also increases the growth phase of your hair so that you grow longer hair and more strands of hair. Unfortunately, this isn't a permanent one time only treatment. You need to continue using Minoxidil to maintain your hair growth. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) actually work for receding hairline?

80%: Rogaine (minoxidil) works about 60-80% of the time, however you won't know if it works without giving it a try. Best of luck. www.associatedplasticsurgeons.com. ...Read more

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How well does propecia (finasteride) for treating hair loss work?

How well does propecia (finasteride) for treating hair loss work?

Propecia/Finasteride: Propecia (finasteride) is a daily medication that is proven to slow, stop & often reverse male pattern hair loss by preventing the formation of DHT / dihydrotestosterone--the primary trigger for male hair loss. 90% of men get results from the treatment. Sexual side effects are rare ( ...Read more

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it just grow new hairs?

Generally both: It takes a while so be patient but generally it slows hair loss and promotes new growth as well. ...Read more

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Does dandruff lead to hair loss always?

Does dandruff lead to hair loss always?

Dandruff: Not if you keep your hair clean under the shower. If you are showering but still have dandruff please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hair loss: trying a med called propecia (finasteride) does this work or not?

Yes: There are only two drugs that are fda approved for hair growth; Propecia (finasteride) is one and rogain is the other. Propecia (finasteride) is effective in men but not everyone will see an improvement. You have to use it for 6-12 months to see an improvement. It also works better to prevent hair loss than to help hair regrowth. ...Read more

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Does almond oil work for hair loss men?

Does almond oil work for hair loss men?

No: You need to diagnose the cause first. Almond oil has to ability to regrow hair loss in men or women. ...Read more

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Minoxidil induced hair loss i permanent or not? And whether it can work on bald scalp ?

Hair Growth: Minoxidil induces hair growth, not loss. Not everyone will grow hair, and it is less likely to help if you are completely bald. The increase in hair only occurs while you are using minoxidil. When you stop, the hair returns to "normal.". ...Read more

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Why does using rogaine (minoxidil) make your hair look terrible?

Why does using  rogaine (minoxidil) make your hair look terrible?

Vehicle: Unfortunately, the medication has to be dissolved in a vehicle that can penetrate the scalp and act on the hair follicle. The original vehicle contains propylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, and water. The new foam rogaine (minoxidil) is supposed to dissolve more rapidly and leave less residue, but neither formulation are particularly good for styling hair. ...Read more

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Hair loss implantation, does it grow back?

Hair loss implantation, does it grow back?

Hair implantation: Well performed implantation can provide reasonably good coverage . There may be loss of few grafts immediately following the proccedure. ...Read more

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Does oily scalp causes hair loss?Is it true if oil stays on scalp does it cause hair to fall out.Plz answer thankxx

Oily hair and loss: Not really. Occasionally greasy hair can be seen with b complex deficiencies but does not cause hair loss per se. Some people can have both as hair loss can have genetic, nutritional or metabolic-toxic reasons. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral ...Read more


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Nizoral (Definition)

Nizoral is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more