Dermatologists are using an old medication for hair loss in a new ways
Dermatologists are using an old medication for hair loss in a new way with promising results. Here’s what you need to know…
👉 Minoxidil was FDA-approved in 1988 as a topical treatment for hair loss, becoming the active ingredient in Rogaine before becoming available over the counter.
👉 Minoxidil works by pushing hair follicles into their growth phase rather than a shedding or stable phase.
👉 Topical minoxidil is effective. However, patients often find it inconvenient and messy, and it can irritate the skin.
👉 Oral minoxidil eliminates the hassle of applying a topical substance to your scalp daily. And with the correct dosage, studies show patients experiencing only mild side effects if any.
If you are looking for a caring dermatology professional to help determine if minoxidil or other hair loss treatment is suitable for you, schedule an appointment with us today. For more information on how this can help your hair, schedule an appointment on our website or give our office a call at 203-538-5682.