What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine (5%), has been shown to provide cosmetically acceptable hair growth in 40% of patients with Alopecia Areata, or Male Pattern Baldness. However, there’s skepticism as to why Minoxidil only claims to improve vertex baldness.
Minoxidil is a stimulating hair treatment method, not one that prevents DHT. DHT is the primary cause of male pattern baldness. Just like with most treatments, once you stop using Rogaine, the hair you have grown will stop growing again. Continued use of Rogaine is necessary to increase and maintain healthy hair growth or else hair loss will resume. Furthermore, since Rogaine is no longer keeping the hair alive, it will become susceptible to DHT once again.
Can Rogaine Help My Receding Hairline?
A question folks have about Rogaine is whether or Rogaine works for a receding hair line. There are very few treatments that stop hair loss at the front of the scalp. Unfortunately, for men this is generally where hair loss first becomes noticeable.
At the very least, Rogaine can slow down a receding hair line. It is a common belief that such treatments like Propecia and Rogaine don’t prevent front hairline recession. This mainly came about because during FDA approval trials the companies funding the research chose to take hair density samples from the vertex of the scalp.
Therefore, when they were successfully approved by the FDA, they were only allowed to advertise and make claims about the efficacy of the treatment on the vertex area, not the frontal. They could not claim prevention of a receding hair line because that is not the area where samples were harvested.
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