Minoxidil fights hair loss by inducing vasodilatation and by increasing the blood flow to the scalp.
Hair loss treatment with minoxidil is one of the few drug-based treatments with proven results in hair loss and is being safely used for more than 20 years, worldwide. It is used as a lotion once or twice a day and has very good results in both male and female androgenetic alopecia and other forms of hair loss.
It is approved by the National Organization for Medicines (EOF) and the FDA (USA). Besides male pattern (androgenetic) alopecia, hair loss treatment with minoxidil is also an option for other forms of hair loss such as normal seasonal hair loss, telogen effluvium, hair loss due to endocrine and hormonal disorders, and spot baldness (alopecia areata). It is also a necessary part of therapy after a hair implantation has taken place, either with FUE or with FUT (Strip) technique, to optimise the results. Moreover, after hair transplantation, minoxidil plays a very important role in the maintenance of the existing hair on the receptor site, and in the avoidance of the shock loss phenomenon.
Hair Loss Treatment with Minoxidil
Minoxidil fights hair loss by inducing vasodilatation and increasing the blood flow to the scalp, thus prolonging the anagen phase of the hair. After 2-3 months of treatment with minoxidil, the rate of hair loss is significantly reduced, while a certain amount of hair that had recently passed into the telogen phase grows back. According to several scientific studies, hair loss treatment with minoxidil has shown to be effective in more than 90-95% of the patients who used it. This number relates to about 60-65% of patients who observed hair growth and reduction of the bald portion of the head, and approximately 35-40% of patients who observed stabilisation of bald areas and reduction of hair loss.
Reduce of hair loss
When minoxidil treatment is being combined with finasteride or LLLT hair loss treatment (Low Level Laser Therapy) the results are enhanced.Younger patients and those who are still in the early stages of hair thinning, appear to demonstrate better results after treatment with minoxidil compared to older patients with established baldness for several years. Minoxidil can also be safely used by women, with equally good results. In recent years, chronic hair loss treatment with minoxidil 5% is combined on an increasingly frequent scale with Hair Loss Treatment with autologous growth factors.