If the patient has androgenetic alopecia (male balding and female thinning), he or she will need to use minoxidil forever. If minoxidil is stopped, the hair will return to the way it once was and progressively get worse. In fact, all treatments for androgenetic alopecia are the same – use is forever.
How many years will minoxidil work?
The medical treatments can be effective in slowing down the hair loss process, however, for most men the effectiveness of the treatment will wear off over time. In our experience, most men will start to see the effectiveness wear off 6 – 8 years after starting to take the medications.
Can I use minoxidil for lifetime?
Minoxidil is intended to be used by men for continuous and lifelong use.
Can minoxidil hairs become permanent?
Minoxidil is an FDA approved, over the counter drug for treating certain types of hair loss in both men and women. While it is not fully understood how Minoxidil promotes hair growth, we do know that when it is used on the scalp, the hair growth is not permanent and growth is lost after you stop taking Minoxidil.
Can I use minoxidil for 20 years?
Minoxidil is a proven medication for hair regrowth and loss prevention in males that requires ongoing use and is therefore deemed safe for long-term use.
Can minoxidil cause permanent hair loss?
If hair growth is going to occur with the use of minoxidil, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for several months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. Hair loss will begin again within a few months after minoxidil treatment is stopped.
Is PRP better than minoxidil?
Researchers concluded PRP was more effective than minoxidil because patients in the PRP group had earlier and better responses, as well as a significant decrease in short vellus hair, yellow dots and dystrophic hair.
When should I stop minoxidil?
When you stop using minoxidil your hair loss will likely resume to where it was before you started treatment. This is because the hair that you have regrow is dependent on increased blood flow, although visible hair loss may not start until the 6-9-month mark.