Thinning or the complete loss of hair is something that’s bothered people from the beginning of time. Fortunately, there are ways to slow and possibly reverse hair loss. One of the most popular options for hair restoration today is Minoxidil. Here is some background on this treatment option along with some information that will help you decide if it could be right for you.
What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is a drug that was originally developed to treat hypertension. During early testing, it was discovered that the drug could be used to stop hair loss and in some cases restore hair. For the latter purpose, it’s usually administered as some sort of topical agent. The success rate is especially high among people who are in the early stages of hair loss.
How Was It Developed?
The research that led to the creation of Minoxidil focused on finding a way to dilate the blood vessels as a way to ease the dangers of hypertension. Through trial and error, researchers developed an oral medication that worked as an excellent vasodilator.
With continued trials on test subjects, it was discovered that the same drug could be added as an ingredient in a topical cream and applied to areas where hair was thinning. The drug is now found in a number of over the counter products designed to treat hair loss. It’s also used by professionals in clinics who treat patients specifically for hair loss.
How Does It Promote New Growth?
The mechanism that allows Minoxidil to stimulate hair retention and growth has to do with the effect on hair follicles. The topical agent promotes healthier blood flow to the follicles. That in turn helps to increase the size of those follicles and promote healthy growth. That includes increasing the diameter and strength of each follicle.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Most tests indicate that Minoxidil is a good hair restoration option for men and women who are experiencing thinning hair. The best results occur when the treatments begin during the earlier stages of hair loss. If your loss tends to be more throughout the hair rather than at the hairline itself, you are also likely to see better results.
In order to determine if this approach is likely to work with you, see a professional and undergo an examination. If you are a good candidate, there will be visible results six months after you begin the treatments.
Is the Effect Permanent?
Minoxidil is an ongoing treatment that helps to support hair health and growth. In order to enjoy the best results, it’s important to continue using the product even after you’ve noticed new growth. Doing so ensures that you will enjoy a fuller head of hair for a long time.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Do you think that Minoxidil might be the answer for you? Feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Male Clinic USA. At our office in Pasadena, our caring and knowledgeable team of professionals will be pleased to explain this hair restoration option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!