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Male Hair Loss

Does minoxidil cause hair loss at first

Male pattern baldness is one of the most common hair loss seen in middle-aged men. This hair loss is due to genetic factors. Talking about all types of baldness, in male pattern mostly it is affected in the crown area, the top part of the head and with receding hairlines.

As you are just 21 years old, it’s important to meet a dermatologist and then use any medications, half knowledge is very dangerous. This medication dosage is in 2%, 5%, and 10%. Mostly 2% is used by females.


Minoxidil is one of the US FDA approved the medication for hair loss, this medication works well for pattern baldness. The regular use of these medications helps to see good results, but this medication should be used until you think your hairs are important for you. But make sure you use this medication, with doctor’s concern. Its seen in this medication, suddenly everyone stops using this as they don’t see results and then all the new hairs also fall down. You should completely know about the medications advantage and disadvantage.

While you use this medication, after 15 days or after a month, your hairs start falling, which is called shedding period? In this period, the good and strong hair converts from the anagen phase to the telogen phase, and the weak and dull hairs fall down. During that period everyone thinks that they are not getting any benefits from minoxidil and then they stop using it. So as you stop using the medication, the process of anagen hairs to telogen hairs stops and then completely shedding of hair fall keeps continuing. So if you keep using it then, complete benefits of hair fall control are seen.

Its also seen, after few months again minoxidil is started, so then again the process will start from the beginning. But make sure you consult with your dermatologist like how to go about the medication.

You should not panic, if you see hair loss suddenly, it’s important to meet your dermatologist after every 3 to 6 months, so you can get your hairs to check and accordingly you follow it.

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