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If you are looking for Topical treatments, for hair loss we have options for you! Dr. Mehr goes over all options for hair loss and the benefits of each. Minoxidil (Rogaine), is a popular treatment option for some patients. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of both male and female hair loss over the course of use. With the use of Minoxidil, almost all patients report an overall reduction in their hair loss. At our office, we work with a specialized compound pharmacy that compounds a high percentage of Minoxidil, making it a higher strength than what you can find over the counter.

Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine, is a popular topical treatment for hair loss that has been proven effective for both men and women.

Minoxidil is a vasodilator, which means it widens blood vessels and improves blood flow to the hair follicles. This increased blood flow promotes hair growth and strengthens hair follicles. Minoxidil is believed to also prolong the anagen phase of hair growth, which is the active growth phase of hair.

Minoxidil has been clinically proven to be effective in the treatment of both male and female hair loss. It is available over-the-counter in lower concentrations but can be compounded to a higher strength for more effective treatment. Almost all patients report an overall reduction in hair loss with the use of Minoxidil.

Minoxidil is a topical solution that is applied directly to the scalp. It should be applied twice a day, every day, for the best results. It is important to note that results may not be visible for several months and that continued use is required to maintain results.

Minoxidil is generally safe and well-tolerated. However, some individuals may experience side effects such as scalp irritation, dryness, or itching. In rare cases, it can also cause dizziness or lightheadedness. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider before starting any new hair loss treatment to discuss potential side effects and ensure it is the right treatment for your individual needs.