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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Rogaine (Overview)

Rogaine is a skin-related agent.


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What is the best rogaine (minoxidil) to use to get my eyebrows to grow back quickly? How long is a eyebrow regrowth cycle? How long will it take rogine to work?

What is the best rogaine (minoxidil) to use to get my eyebrows to grow back quickly?  How long is a eyebrow regrowth cycle? How long will it take rogine to work?

Latisse (bimatoprost): The medication bimatoprost — marketed under the brand name Latisse — is approved by the food and drug administration (fda) to treat inadequate eyelashes (hypotrichosis). Eyelash growth was an unexpected side effect of lumigan, which led to the creation and marketing of latisse. Latisse also works very well on eyebrows. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
255 doctors shared insights

Rogaine (Overview)

Rogaine is a skin-related agent.


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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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Can I use rogaine (minoxidil) after getting chemo?

Can I use rogaine (minoxidil) after getting chemo?

Possibly: The hair loss after chemotherapy is a difficult problem. There are several treatments that have been tried. Most have failed. Rogaine (minoxidil) might speed up the process, but the scientific evidence is weak. ...Read more

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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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Rogaine (minoxidil) says on the packaging that it only works for vertex area and not frontal hairline. Does it really not work on the front hairline?

True: Rogaine (minoxidil) has its main effect on the vertex of the scalp. It works poorly if at all on the receding scalp line of balding males. Oral Finasteride has the same short coming. ...Read more

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Minoxidil (Definition)

Minoxidil is a blood pressure agent which is a ...Read more