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Will Rogaine Work
Hard to say: We know it works well for the scalp, but for other areas its not proven. However, rogaine (minoxidil) is no longer expensive, and if you have thin areas in your beard, or areas where your beard has lost hair, i would definitely try rogaine (minoxidil), twice daily for 6 months. ...Read more
Sometimes: I may often help if used on a regular basis. ...Read more
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
Steroids will speed up hair loss, but will avodart (dutasteride) or proscar really work to prevent this when on cycle?
Do you need it?: Since no known study has been done to specifically address the issues in this Q at least in my 46 yrs in training/practice in urology, I would hesitate to offer any related opinions. However, it is still logical to know what is your specific concern/goal of considering the use of a-alpha reductase inhibitors before embarking such application. More? To http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If using propecia and rogaine (minoxidil) but stop the rogaine (minoxidil) will you lose your hair you gained?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can: But nothing works as well as it should until your thyroid levels are returned to normal with an appropriate dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Limited effects: Rogaine (minoxidil) clinical trials demonstrated growth of hair in the vertex or crown of the head. Some patients may see growth in the receding hairline regions; limited. Rogaine (minoxidil) can’t grow hair on completely bald scalps. Rogaine (minoxidil) is only effective at delaying hair loss. It is also more effective in women than in men. And again, the reasons for this are not understood. ? Increase in blood flow or chemical. ...Read more
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
To some extent.: Rogaine (minoxidil) is intended for hereditary baldness, but it can be helpful in cases of temporary hair loss, by "jump starting" the regrowth. Just ignore the paragraph in the package insert that says your hair will fall out again if you stop using it; that's only true for hereditary baldness. ...Read more
Hydroxycut: Hydroxycut was taken off the market at one point as a result of reports of liver problems, seizures, and rhabdomyolysis. It is an herbal supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda. Eating a little less sugar and carbs, and getting a little more exercise in will knock off 10 lbs and you will be healthier for it. Hydroxycut is not something i would recommend. ...Read more
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