Fri 8 Feb 2008
To combat against hair loss, I’ve been told by my dermatologist to use Rogaine 5%. How do I apply it?
Rogaine 5% (minoxodil) is a topical hair loss drug that is applied to the balding scalp. Minoxidil has been proven time in and time out to be an effective hair growth stimulator that can both maintain and increase scalp hair counts.
There has been some discussion on our hair restoration forum as to whether applying Rogaine once a day is just as effective as using it twice daily. Though there is some evidence to suggest this may be true, it is said to receive optimal benefits of this hair loss medication to apply this product twice daily
Though Rogaine with minoxodil has only been tested and FDA approved as a hair loss treatment for the crown, many quality hair transplant surgeons and hair loss patients swear by it’s efficacy in the bald crown.
Rogaine comes in two forms, a liquid and a foam. Rogaine liquid can be applied with one of two applicators. The Rogaine spray should be pumped 3 times into the balding region whereas the Rogaine dropper is only used once per time used. Both methods end up utilizing approximately 1 ml of the hair loss remedy. Rogaine foam is easily applied by pumping the foam into your palm and lathering it into the balding areas. The foam has also been said to be less of a scalp irritant due to it’s lack of the ingredient propylene glycol which is present in the Rogaine liquid.
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