When to apply minoxidil after dermaroller?


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Are you facing hair loss lately? Trying all the treatments and medications prescribed for hair loss. If yes, then the question about when to apply minoxidil after dermaroller striking in your mind. Don’t be panic, I will guide you how and when to use minoxidil after dermaroller. Dermatologist always says medication and treatment should go always hand in hand.

Minoxidil for hair loss

Minoxidil, one of the most commonly used medication for hair loss.  When we talk about medication, the medication should be US FDA approved and it is widely used. Most of the patients use this medication without a dermatologist prescription. And then they encounter with so many side effects of it. Before you start using it you should check, if it suits you or not. Is it allergic or not. Minoxidil works by helping the blood flow.

Minoxidil is available in different %, from 2%, 5% to 10%. Depending on the patient’s hair condition minoxidil is advised to be used. The 2% minoxidil solution is advised to use in females for hair growth. While 5% and 10% are mostly used in males for hair growth. Minoxidil should not be overdose without doctor’s consultation.

This medication should not be prescribed during pregnancy. Therefore, always inform all your medical conditions to your dermatologists. First of all, in the start, the doctor starts with a low % of these medications. But as you progress with the results, then finally your dermatologist may or may not increase the medication dosage. Minoxidil never prescribed for patchy hair loss.


Can I apply Minoxidil without consulting Dermatologist?


Side effects of Minoxidil

  • Tiredness
  • Drowsiness
  • Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Breast tenderness

Minoxidil Hair Shedding

It is seen widely, people get panic when they start experiencing hair shedding after minoxidil. Because of which, they stop the use of Minoxidil. In this hair shedding period, the weak and dead hairs fall down and then new hairs grew back. Our hair grows in a cyclic order. You should understand that your hair will grow in complete cyclic order and each hair has to pass each stage. It takes 4-6 months to see results of any medication, the same applies to Minoxidil.

Dermaroller for hair loss

Dermaroller is a device which uses the technology of micro needling to stimulate hair growth. Dermaroller plays a very important role to improve the hair quality and blood circulation to the scalp. This minute needles puncture the roots of the hair follicles and help to stimulate the growth of new hairs. Needle size of derma roller between 0.5mm and 1mm used on the scalp. While you use derma roller always make sure you properly sterilize it every time. A single derma roller used for 3 months only. You have to change the derma roller after every 3 months. The dermaroller promote new hair growth and make your density thicker. Store it in cold place.

Use of Minoxidil and Dermaroller together

Yes, You can definitely use Minoxidil and derma roller together. Definitely, your next question will be When to apply minoxidil after dermaroller. Ideally, it advised using minoxidil after 20-30mins of dermarollers use. As when you use Dermaroller it open ups micropores on your scalp. Sometimes using Minoxidil immediately after roller might cause irritation. So if you feel more irritation. It advised using after 20-30min otherwise you can use immediately as well. You can use dermaroller for better absorption of the medication to give effective hair regrowth. This process helps in stimulating your hair growth.

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I have tried giving you all the information about how and when to apply minoxidil after the use of dermaroller. Professionals from HairMD Clinic provides these treatments for hair loss, administered under experienced and qualified supervision. Kindly do comment and share this with your friends, if you think it is helpful. For more information, you can call us on +91-7798022622, our support team will try to solve your queries. You can contact us at HairMD Clinic for queries or consultation regarding hair loss and its treatment. For your betterment, we have also started with a video counseling with our expert doctors.

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