Does minoxidil work on frontal baldness?

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Female Hair Loss, Questions | HairMD | May 26, 2021

Does Minoxidil Work on Frontal Baldness? 

Does Minoxidil work for frontal hair loss? Does it really work for curing hair loss? You want to know the answers to these questions and searching for a solution. Well, the internet has a whole lot of information on how Minoxidil is what you need if you are suffering from hair loss. But it’s a big dilemma to select a proper medicine that can help you to regain your hairs, especially for frontal baldness.

Minoxidil is a US FDA approved medication that gives excellent results for hair loss problems. In this post, I will try to give you complete information about minoxidil and how it is helpful in the hair loss problem. Minoxidil is of 3 variants available in spray and foam-based solution –

  • 2% Minoxidil solution which can be used by both women and men.
  • 5% Minoxidil solution which is mostly used by men. In very severe cases women can also use it but after proper consultation from a doctor.
  • 10% Minoxidil solution is very strong and is thus prescribed only in extreme cases.

Here are a few things you need to know before applying the Minoxidil solution – 

  • Ensure that you have proper guidance from a dermatologist.
  • Do not follow the internet blindly to use it.
  • Minoxidil is not suitable for all types of hair loss.
  • Minoxidil does have side effects such as blurred vision, swelling in feet’s and hands, chest pain, fainting etc.
  • Some uncommon side effects are acne on the application area, burning scalp, facial hairs, swelling of the face.
  • Minoxidil takes its own sweet time to yield the best result. So, it is advisable to keep applying it for a long time. 
  • If stopped after a few weeks, hair loss might start again.

Watch this video to fully understand the function of Minoxidil and how it works for receding hairline – 

Benefits of Minoxidil

  • Consistent use of minoxidil promotes hair growth, especially in male pattern baldness treatments.
  • It is used for treating hair thinning in men.
  • It helps halt hair loss and stimulates hair growth.
  • It’s quite effective for people under the age of 40, and who are experiencing the early stages of hair fall.
  • It increases blood circulation in the hair follicle area.
  • It is used to expand the hair follicles that shrink due to hormonal changes and increase hair volume and density. 
  • Regular use of minoxidil can trigger healthy hair regrowth, hence the new growth will come back fuller and stronger.

It is one of the most widely used medications and is proved to give excellent results in baldness. It works best if used in the initial period of hair loss. During this period of time, minoxidil helps in converting the existing telogen phase (resting period) hairs to anagen phase (growth period) hairs. This medication works well for pattern baldness for men and women, and androgenetic alopecia patients.

Benefits of Minoxidil For Frontal Baldness

If you are wondering, ‘Can I use minoxidil or rogaine for frontal hair loss?’, then let me tell you. Minoxidil will only work if there are hairs roots present in your scalp. On a bald area, this medication will be of no use. If there are no roots on the scalp or there is complete baldness, then minoxidil will not be able to convert the hairs into the telogen phase. Another important fact is that Minoxidil works best when applied with Finasteride.

I hope I have cleared all your doubts about minoxidil. It will not be beneficial for a bald area in the scalp. Do not use minoxidil or rogaine without a doctor’s prescription, speak to your dermatologist to understand the dosage that’s right for you. 

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