The following provides answers to some of the frequently asked questions about our products.
What is minoxidil?
Minoxidil is the only FDA approved topical considered safe for men and women for the treatment of Male Pattern Baldness and Androgenic Alopecia.
How does minoxidil work?
Minoxidil stimulates hair growth in individuals with male & female patterned baldness.
How do I apply minoxidil?
You will need to apply 1mL of Minoxidil solution twice daily on the frontal area and vertex area to stop hair loss and regrow hair. Apply Minoxidil in the morning once your hair has dried after washing your hair. Apply it again in the evening, at least an hour or two before you go to bed, to allow it to dry completely. Using the provided dropper to the area on the scalp which is thinning or balding. Many times 1mL is all that is needed to cover the treatment area. Avoid getting too much solution into the hair if possible. Be sure to wash your hands completely after application to help prevent spreading Minoxidil to your eyes, face and other areas of the body.
Is 15% minoxidil safe and more effective in promoting hair growth?
In most cases, Minoxidil displays a concentration-dependent effect with higher percentages increasing the responsiveness of the follicle, resulting in a greater regrowth of hair. The Minoxidil 5% strength has been proven through clinical trials to re-grow more hair in 45% of men than using the 2%. Furthermore, men have experienced faster results using the 5% strength over the regular 2% strength, this is virtually the same for the 10% and 15% strengths. Minoxidil in alcohol based solutions reach its saturation point at approximately 5%. After several years of research and experimentation, we have developed a unique method to compound minoxidil in higher concentrations. The exact percentages of each product’s inactive ingredients will remain a trade secret.
How long will it take for minoxidil to work?
Thick hairs have been seen as early as 2 months into treatment, but usually the full benefit from Minoxidil is not seen for 6-12 months. Depending on if other products are used results can be even quicker such as laser combs, hair vitamins and good hair hygiene.
How long do I have to take minoxidil?
Minoxidil is a treatment for hair loss and not a cure. You need to take Minoxidil for as long as you want to continue to benefit from its use. If you stop taking Minoxidil, you will likely lose any hair you have gained within several months of stopping treatment.
I've noticed that my hair loss has increased. Is this typical?
Our hair loss treatment solution stimulates hair follicles to shift from the resting phase to the growth phase. Thus, it is not uncommon to see a temporary increase in shedding during the first 2 weeks using our product. This occurs in some people as the new hair pushes out the older hairs, when the hair follicle shifts into the growth phase. It is very much like losing baby teeth to make room for adult teeth. This increase in shedding is only temporary and should subside within a couple of weeks with continued treatment.
Can I blow dry my hair after using minoxidil?
Yes. It’s fine to blow-dry your hair; however, we recommend using your dryer at a lower setting.
How long after putting minoxidil on my scalp can I wash my hair or go swimming?
After applying Minoxidil to the scalp, it must remain on the scalp for at least 4 hours so that the medication may be absorbed into the scalp.
What are the possible side effects of which I should be aware of?
In the vast majority of patients there are no side effects. If side effects do occur, patients who have a known adverse reaction to minoxidil should avoid using any minoxidil preparations. Although rare, patients who are sensitive to minoxidil can experience a rapid heart rate, a drop in blood pressure and water retention. As a result, they may experience headaches, dizziness, chest pain and/or edema of the ankles. If such side effects occur, these patients should discontinue any formulas containing minoxidil.
What should I tell my pharmacist or doctor before using minoxidil?
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about medical problems you have now or have had in the past. In particular, tell your pharmacist or doctor if: You are taking any other medicines, including medicines you have bought without a prescription from a pharmacy or a supermarket or if you have any heart problems. Some medicines may affect the way others work. Your pharmacist or doctor will be able to tell you what to do when using Minoxidil with other medicines.