Are you reading this?
Then it’s either you or your fellow man who is experiencing hair loss.
Also, you must have heard about Minoxidil and its effectiveness in controlling hair fall.
BUT, maybe you are confused about its usage?
Todays’ article will cover questions related to –
1 How to apply Minoxidil topical?
2 If it is a permanent solution?
3 When will results start to appear?
4 What is Product’s Storage guide and more.
Structure of Minoxidil
What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is an over-the-counter medication for hair loss in men and women.
The product boosts the regrowth of scalp hair and treats severe hypertension.
The drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration or FDA as a reliable medication for pattern hair loss in males and females.
Can I expect permanent results?
Minoxidil topical does offer great results, especially at the crown area, BUT those are not permanent. Therefore, it would be best if you continue using it to keep the regrowth of scalp hair.
How should I use Minoxidil topical?
Usage should be as per product description to ensure better results.
Applying more won’t speed up the hair growth process but may bring side effects to some.
Hence, do keep the application limited to prescribed quantities.
You may ask a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Usually, an Adult suffering from Alopecia needs to apply a 1 ML – 2 ML twice a day to the affected scalp areas.
How to apply?
Minoxidil topical is commonly applied twice daily, in the morning and at night.
Always apply on a clean scalp. The best time would be right after your bath in the morning and before bed at night.
Step one: Let your hair dry. Clean with a towel or a clean cloth and dry your hair till root and give it some time to become dry.
Step Two: Now, take the recommended amount on your palm and apply it to the affected area.
Step Three: After you are finished applying Minoxidil topical on the scalp, wash your hands clean with soap.
Following the procedure may deliver the best results without the possibility of any side effects.
When will results start to appear?
Patience is the key. In most cases, You may need to wait for up to four months until results appear. However, for some patients, Visible Results may bloom just after two months.
New hair may appear thin, soft, colorless initially. However, with continual use, this hair will grow the same as the existing hair.
In a rare situation, if you don’t experience any change after four months, you would need to consult your doctor.
How should medicine be kept?
Store Minoxidil topical in a clean and dry place at room temperature. Do not place it under direct sunlight. Also, keep out of the reach of children.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should always keep track of your medications to ensure the best results.
Missing a dose may not harm the progress, but taking an extra dose the next day may cause side effects. Stick to the prescribed dose. Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember.
What happens if I overdose?
There might be some curable side-effects that you may experience. But, these are not dangerous. Still, stay alert while applying the product, as over-applying won’t speed up the growth process.
What should I avoid while using Minoxidil topical?
Minoxidil topical is for external use only. The formulation should not get into your eyes, nose, and mouth. Rinse immediately if that happens.
Do not use any cosmetic product on the scalp after applying Minoxidil topical unless prescribed otherwise by a valid doctor.
What other drugs will affect minoxidil topical?
Not usually. Other drugs that are taken orally or injected into the body don’t react with Minoxidil topical.
Still, It is always safe to talk with experts, letting them know about medicines you are currently on.
Minoxidil topical is undoubtedly a reliable and effective medicine to treat hair loss.
Always Apply the product in the prescribed quantity.
Apply regularly in the morning and evening.
The first sign of hair growth may take at least 3-4 months or more if applied twice daily.
You must continue with the product even if the desired results are achieved for continued hair growth. This new hair may disappear within 3 to 4 months after discontinuing the product, and the balding process may continue.
If you don’t feel any change after four months, consult a doctor.
Minoxidil topical is made to revamp your hair grown on the scalp. Do not apply the solution to other parts of the body such as the face, neck, etc., as those parts may also start to grow hair.