Your question: Is there an age limit for using minoxidil?

Is minoxidil safe for under 18?

* Topical minoxidil (Rogaine) is not FDA-approved for people under the age of 18 due to a lack of research. However, it’s been used successfully in some studies for treating pattern hair loss. You should only use minoxidil if your doctor tells you it’s okay.

At what age can you use minoxidil?

Minoxidil is used to stimulate hair growth and to slow balding. It is most effective for people under 40 years of age whose hair loss is recent. Minoxidil has no effect on receding hairlines. It does not cure baldness; most new hair is lost within a few months after the drug is stopped.

Does minoxidil work over 40?

Answer: Minoxidil can work particularly well for crown hair thinning in older onset, but effects of minoxidil are generally limited.

Can old people use minoxidil?

However, studies have shown that the medicine works best in younger patients who have a short history of hair loss. Minoxidil has not been studied in patients older than 65 years of age .

Is Minoxidil safe around kids?

Minoxidil topical solution is an unsafe product for children. This formulation should be strictly kept out of reach of children and manufacturers should enhance child-resistance security of packaging. The over-the-counter availability must be questioned.

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Can I start balding at 17?

Although most people associate male pattern baldness with men in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the reality is that hair loss can start at any age, including in your mid to late teens. In fact, research shows that around 16 percent of males aged between 15 and 17 are affected by some degree of male pattern baldness.

Does minoxidil age your face?

To date, there is no good evidence in the medical literature that minoxidil promotes aging of the face. As for affecting collagen synthesis – minoxidil probably DOES affect collagen synthesis in the scalp.

Can minoxidil worsen hair loss?

Increased hair loss, one of the most publicized side effects of minoxidil, is often the result of hair follicles rapidly moving through the hair growth cycle and shedding before an anagen phase.

What is the side effect of minoxidil 5?

The most common side effect of topical minoxidil (minoxidil coupons) is application site pain, such as dryness, itching, stinging, scaling, flaking, or redness. Don’t use Rogaine if your scalp is already irritated, or you have a rash or sunburn on your scalp.

Do you have to use minoxidil forever?

If the patient has androgenetic alopecia (male balding and female thinning), he or she will need to use minoxidil forever. If minoxidil is stopped, the hair will return to the way it once was and progressively get worse. In fact, all treatments for androgenetic alopecia are the same – use is forever.