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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment. Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress….
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Can i wear a hat after applying minoxidil

Question: – After how long can I wear a cap after applying minoxidil?



So as you must be knowing minoxidil topical lotion is the FDA approved a drug used to control hair loss, its used in both male and female pattern hair loss. It is used to preserve the existing hair even it is advised post hair transplant surgery for the growth of transplanted hair. The advice dose of minoxidil topical lotion is 1ml twice in day morning + night application.

As per the studies conducted and researchers are done on the absorption of minoxidil, it has been noted that the absorption of minoxidil in 1 hour after the application is about 30% to 40%. After 4 hours the absorption is about 60% to 75 %, and in 8 hours time, its absorption is almost 80 -90%. So ideally it is advised to keep minoxidil for 8 hours for good results or good action of the medicine.

As per your query what I understood, you need to know after application of minoxidil when can you wear a cap? So after application let the lotion get dried up on our scalp properly it will take minimum 20 to 30 minutes for the lotion to absorb on the scalp then you can wear your cap or helmet, but let it dry.

Even at night time application let it dry then you can go to bed, or sometimes immediately after application few people go the sleep so it may get absorbed on bed or pillow and can get in contact with your face or ears, so it may lead to excess facial hair growth. So mostly it is advised to dry up the minoxidil properly after application then u can do your daily routine. Also, wash your hand’s post application of minoxidil.

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Male Hair Loss

There are many reasons for hair loss in male ranging from genetics or family history of hair loss, daily or work life stress etc. Hair loss may be genetic or non-genetic. The following section briefs you about few top causes of hair loss and treatment for it.

The most important type of hair loss in males is male pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia. Almost 70% to 80 % of males suffer from male pattern baldness. The main causes of hair loss in men are usually changing in eating habits or crash dieting, change in environment or stress induced due to work or personal reasons. HairMD- hair loss clinic in Pune, provides our patients with proven hair loss treatment which are based on 28+ years of successful clinical experience Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV & proven medical research. The mainstay of treatment for male pattern hair loss is finasteride and minoxidil. Finasteride blocks the hormones i.e. 5 alpha reductase in the body which are responsible for hair loss. Minoxidil increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth in bald patches or spots. Apart from finasteride and minoxidil various procedures like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), mesotherapy, micro-needling (derma roller), low-level laser light therapy (LLLT) are some of the ways to treat hair loss.

In PRP for hair loss, concentrated growth factors are extracted from the blood of the patient and then transferred back to the scalp of the patient. In micro-needling (derma roller for hair loss treatment) thousands of micro punctures are created in patient’s scalp with the help of derma roller. These micro punctures result in the release of intrinsic growth factors at that site stimulate hair growth.

In low-level laser light therapy (LLLT), light from a cold laser (red laser waves) is delivered to the hair, this laser light stimulates the hair follicles for faster growth. This treatment is US FDA approved for hair loss problem. In mesotherapy growth peptides, plane stem cell extract and various other growth factors are delivered locally to our hair. All these treatment procedures along with medicine are responsible for the great results. We are able to give to our patients suffering from hair loss.

You can see our hair loss treatment results here or on www.clearskin.in. Don’t worry, if you are experiencing sudden hair loss or severe long-term hair loss, take hair loss consultation with our dermatologist or hair loss doctors. Also, please visit our page for more hair loss treatment result.