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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
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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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How effective is men's rogaine (minoxidil) extra strength?

How effective is men's rogaine (minoxidil) extra strength?

Alternatives Exist!: Using OTC (over-the-counter) rogaine (minoxidil) can be effective, but many patients find it to be too weak, too messy & irritating to the scalp. For those patients, we often prescribe Compounded Minoxidil Formula 82M. It reduces the side effects of the off-the-shelf product (rogaine (minoxidil)) and therefore offers better ease of use and results. HairCheck hair bundle trichometry measurements prove the effectiveness ...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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Am trying to grow my hair, can girls use rogaine (minoxidil)? Is it ok? If yes how would it grow? If no please let me knw, I also herd olive oil helps? True?

Yes: Rogaine (minoxidil) is safe for women and is available in a special strength for them. It only helps certain types of hair loss and needs to be used for a few months to see if it is going to be helpful. This is the only topical medication that has been proven clinically to help. Olive oil should be used on your salad and not on your hair. ...Read more

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What are side effects of rogaine/minoxodil?

Hypotension: If you are taking it for alopecia, the most common side effect is hypotension or low blood pressure, especially when changing position (i.e. Sitting to standing). It is also associated with ankle edema (swelling) due to fluid retention. Some people may experience tachycardia (rapid heart beat or palpitations). ...Read more

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How long does it take for rogaine (minoxidil) to start working?

How long does it take for rogaine (minoxidil) to start working?

2 to 3 months: One needs to be paient with rogaine (minoxidil) as the process stimulates vellus hairs already present to mature. ...Read more

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Is application of 2% topical minoxidil (rogaine) twice daily as effective as application of 5% minoxidil once daily (half life of minoxidil being 22hr?

Is application of 2% topical minoxidil (rogaine) twice daily as effective as application of 5% minoxidil once daily (half life of minoxidil being 22hr?

Probably yes: Theoretically it can work as well and may be better, but each individual has different tolerance and side effects, I don't see any harm in trying for a short while and see how you tolerate. Watch for blood pressure and local hypersensitivity reactions of your scalp skin. Have a follow up with your doctor as well. ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) effective?

Usually: Rogaine (minoxidil) or topical Minoxidil is a scientifically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss. It is effective in slowing down or halting the hair loss in most patients with androgeneic or hereditary hair loss. That is it's main benefit. In a small percentage of users of rogaine (minoxidil) there is an appreciable amount of regrowth of hair usually in the first year of use. ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) safe to use?

Probably: If you are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant rogaine (minoxidil) is safe. You should also have no history of heart disease. Once you stop using it whatever benefits is lost. It takes at least 6 months to see a response if you find you are allergic to the liquid, then you will have to use the foam twice a day. ...Read more

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) really work?

Can rogaine (minoxidil) really work?

Rogaine (minoxidil) benefits: Topical Minoxidil (rogaine) has been shown to be beneficial for regrowth and maintenance of scalp vertex hair in clinical studies. ...Read more

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Where can you get rogaine (minoxidil)?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) can be purchased over the counter.; ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) a japanese product?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) is made by Pfizer. Pfizer is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, and with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, United States. It is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues. ...Read more

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What are side effects of rogaine/minoxodil?

Hypotension: If you are taking it for alopecia, the most common side effect is hypotension or low blood pressure, especially when changing position (i.e. Sitting to standing). It is also associated with ankle edema (swelling) due to fluid retention. Some people may experience tachycardia (rapid heart beat or palpitations). ...Read more

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Rogaine/minoxidil, how convenient is it actually?

Rogaine/minoxidil, how convenient is it actually?

Can Be Weak & Gr: Using OTC (over-the-counter) rogaine (minoxidil) can be effective, but many patients find it to be too weak, too messy and irritating to the scalp. For those patients, we often prescribe Compounded Minoxidil Formula 82M. It reduces the side effects of the off-the-shelf product (rogaine (minoxidil)) and therefore offers better ease of use and results. HairCheck hair bundle trichometry measurements prove the effectiveness! ...Read more

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How effective is men's rogaine (minoxidil) extra strength?

Alternatives Exist!: Using OTC (over-the-counter) rogaine (minoxidil) can be effective, but many patients find it to be too weak, too messy & irritating to the scalp. For those patients, we often prescribe Compounded Minoxidil Formula 82M. It reduces the side effects of the off-the-shelf product (rogaine (minoxidil)) and therefore offers better ease of use and results. HairCheck hair bundle trichometry measurements prove the effectiveness ...Read more

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Can taking rogaine (minoxidil) while young be bad for you?

Can taking rogaine (minoxidil) while young be bad for you?

Rogaine (minoxidil) Side Effects: Topical Minoxidil (rogaine) may produce acute contact dermatitis with itching, redness, and swelling of the scalp. Discontinuation of the product is advised if these symptoms occur. ...Read more

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How long does it take for rogaine (minoxidil) to start working?

2 to 3 months: One needs to be paient with rogaine (minoxidil) as the process stimulates vellus hairs already present to mature. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to determine if rogaine (minoxidil) is working?

Small hairs: Rogaine (minoxidil) will take miniature hairs and make them thicker over time. The first new growth is very fine hair. It takes a good 3-6 months to see appreciable growth. ...Read more

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Help please! I don't know when will rogaine (minoxidil) foam show results for me?

Help please! I don't know when will rogaine (minoxidil) foam show results for me?

Depends!: Minoxidil protects/enhances hair follicle function. Scientific measurements done w/ HairCheck trichometry improve in about 90 days w/ visual results in 6-12 months. However, if you are using minoxidil in an area which is severely depleted of hair follicles, results will NEVER be seen. Those areas would require hair transplantation. Seek a doctor's evaluation, advice & follow-ups for best results. ...Read more

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Is there any downside to taking rogaine (minoxidil) besides the fact it might not work?

Rogain: Yes other side effects which include and not limited to these
1severe allergic reaction like with any drug
2unwanted facial hair growth
3chest pain
4dizziness
5fast heartbeat
6sudden unexplained weight gain
7swelling og hands and feet
many people have no side effects, but one can get
and to add to all these the cost of the med
these are the only downside to your query. ...Read more

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I've read using Rogaine (minoxidil) once a day is just as effective as twice a day. Is this true?

I've read using Rogaine (minoxidil) once a day is just as effective as twice a day. Is this true?

Follow directions: For use. As with all medications, it is very important that you use Rogaine (minoxidil) only as directed, and the proper dose will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. Usual recommendations are to use it twice a day. You may not get desired results with once a day use. ...Read more

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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?

Probably: Rogaine (minoxidil) for women's use can have varied responses. For best response, probably use it twice a day, but once a day is likely better than not using it at all. ...Read more

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What is the best minoxidil 5% product? Rogaine, bailleul (in france), spectral dnc? What compliment should I take with it

Minoxidil: Minoxidil is Minoxidil no matter what the brand is. The only difference would be the vehicle because it allows for the penetration of the medication. In general the branded drugs are more effective than the generics. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) for beard work?

It May: Rogaine (minoxidil) is approved for application on the scalp to grow hair as an over the counter product. Trying it in other areas may work, but more likely you would benefit from a medical evaluation and other therapies (some people do hair transplant to missing beard hair areas!). ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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