One of the first things people do when they discover they suffer from male or female pattern baldness is to search for any moderately successful remedy. Most people find that Minoxidil, in drops or foam, often emerges as a solution for hair thinning. People also call Minoxidil “Rogaine.” Often, the cost and side effects of Minoxidil outweigh the benefits.
How do you use Minoxidil and how does it work?
Minoxidil usually comes in drops or foams that must be applied daily (sometimes multiple times a day). It increases the span of the growing phase for hair, so you ultimately gain more hair than you lose. 62 percent of patients report effective results with Minoxidil.
What’s the risk while I’m taking Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is proven to be somewhat effective, but there are a significant number of recorded side effects. Some women reported growing more scalp hair but also experienced persistent, unwanted facial hair. Many users also initially experience a lot of hair loss, which is a common side effect. Missing a dose can result in hair loss similar to when you first started using it. Some users report major symptoms like scalp redness and flaking.
People, however, had more concerns than just side effects. Daily application proves challenging, especially for busy individuals. Minoxidil can be costly, requiring a long-term financial commitment.
What’s the verdict?
While Minoxidil is effective for hair loss, it comes with too many side effects, can be a hassle to maintain, and is too costly for the duration it must be used. Luckily, there are other more permanent and affordable solutions out there – like the scalp micropigmentation process at Hairline Ink. We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!