Minoxidil was the first medical hair loss solution to be approved by the FDA. This topical solution increases the hair's growth cycle, leading to improved hair length, thickness, and health.
Prevent Damage Caused by DHT
Minoxidil has been proven to be effective for slowing the rate of hair loss. It causes the most impressive results in the crown of the head, and has its greatest impact in the first two years of use. Minoxidil works especially well for younger patients in the beginning stages of hair loss who can maximize their existing hair and may not be ready for other hair restoration solutions.
Male pattern baldness is caused when the normal male hormone testosterone is converted into the hormone DHT, which attacks hair follicles. This harmful hormone builds up in and around the individual hair follicles, depriving them of nourishment. Over time, the follicles shrink and eventually die, leading to permanent hair loss. Minoxidil works by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles, improving nutrition and reducing the impact of DHT.