FDA approved and commonly prescribed, topical minoxidil solution is challenging to apply because of its consistency. Unlike topical minoxidil, oral minoxidil is easier to take and even more effective.
Recent case studies have shown that low doses of oral minoxidil can be helpful in treating various types of hair loss, including both female and male patterned hair loss. Minoxidil works by targeting different phases of the hair cycle. Specifically, it prolongs the phase in which our hair is growing (called the anagen phase) and shortens the phase in which our hair begins to shed (the telogen phase). As compared with topical minoxidil, oral minoxidil is more widely effective because it requires less enzymatic activity to activate.
Alopecia, or hair loss can be a pain to deal with and difficult to treat. On top of that, there are hundreds of drug store products that claim to support and maintain your hair regrowth. Instead of testing random items, stick to what has been proven to work. As with all hair loss treatments, it is an ongoing process. Visible results can typically be seen after 10-12 months of treatment with low dose oral minoxidil. A combination of treatments such as LED light hair caps, PRP injections, FABrx Revive Shampoo, HydraFacial Keravive, supplements (like Nutrafol), and proper scalp hygiene will work synergistically to give you your fullest and healthiest head of hair. To receive a customized treatment plan that best suits your life and hair, book a hair loss consultation with Dr. Hayag, NYC's top dermatologist, today.