WHAT IS MINOXIDIL
What Is Minoxidil?
What Is Minoxidil and history
Initially, Minoxidil was developed as a drug to treat high blood pressure or hypertension, a very common medical condition which can be a major factor in stroke and heart attack. When used to treat hypertension, minoxidil is used in only a small proportion in pill form which is used only as an alternative option when other treatments no longer have the effect of lowering blood pressure.
Using minoxidil as a high blood drug, has some unusual side effects. Hair becomes thicker and there is an increase in new hair growth. Doctors also become confused about the side effects that occur, but seeing that so many patients who reported it, realized it was agreed it was not a coincidence.
Recognizing that the drug they created has a much greater commercial potential to help prevent hair loss, Upjohn Corporation, a patent-owning company on several drugs, is seeking to seek and obtain permission to use Minoxidil as a treatment and prevention treatment. This was originally prescribed as a pill, but in 1980 the Minoxidil topical formula was developed and developed under the Rogaine brand name (changed to Regaine for England). This 2% minoxidil product has a good result, but it is very pity because it can only be used by a small number of men with hair loss problems caused due to high formula prices. And when Upjohn's patents on minoxidil expired in the 1990s, some other competing drugmakers entered the market and launched better-formula products, including the 5% now standard. Product prices have plummeted and more and more people are able to regrow their hair loss and prevent hair loss.
What Is Minoxidil? reviewed in medicaly
Minoxidil serum can promote growth and thickening of hair in men and women who experience hair loss due to the pattern of baldness. Unlike other rival products like Finasteride / Propecia that can not affect DHT levels.
Minoxidil is very good at treatment on a regular basis compared with a one-time treatment. Where you can not only regrow hair loss and then stop using it. Minoxidil appears to work on the scalp to counteract the body processes that cause the pattern of baldness. If only part of baldness is given minoxidil, then the hair will begin to grow back.
You may think your hair will grow fast enough, but it stimulates hair growth because minoxidil will be different from the normal growth. So it takes some time to see the results. Generally the best results are achieved after one year of use, but there are some patients getting good results for only a few months. Usually the treatment results have started to look if the thick hair began to appear new hair in large quantities in the first six months of treatment.
While we may not know medically what exact method exists on the use of minoxidil to stimulate hair growth, we know that the drug has worked the same way for millions of men and women over the last few decades. Consistent results have been noted for the drug in everything from which part of the scalp is seen as growth. Where age profile has the most factor in the use of minoxidil.
Related to safety in the use of Minoxidil which in because of its utaman users as a medicine for hypertension. In the last few decades did monitor the side effects on those who used topical minoxidil for hair loss. It shows that the side effects are relatively small when compared to clinical outcomes that give effect to the progress of hair growth is very significant.
Many people start trying to use minoxidil and give up before results are seen. The key to using this product is patience. The result will not be visible overnight As often portrayed in fiction films as well as on television programs.
The pill version has some unpleasant side effects, which can affect the rhythm of heartbeat, dizziness, facial swelling and extremities. Even causing cardiac lesions and necrosis of the heart muscles. The effect is a symptom that arises for the treatment of high blood pressure is dangerous, but not for use on the pattern of baldness.
The topical version, however, is very safe and from the trials performed it shows no significant side effects. But some may experience mild negative symptoms, including itching, and mild redness of the scalp, burning or itching of the eyes. Alcohol can be used in some topical applications to dry the scalp.
Other side effects may be unwanted hair growth, for example on the face, chest, armpits, or legs. This can be irritating for women, but it can be treated with shaving, hair removal cream, or even electrolysis. Paradoxically, minoxidil can sometimes cause hair loss, this is because minoxidil promotes hair growth. While one phase of hair growth is the telogen phase, in that phase the hair begins to fall to rest and then back to the growth phase.
How to Use it
Using minoxidil to treat hair loss is very simple. There are two different types of minoxidil products: liquid or foam. It also comes in two different powers: 2% or 5%, 5% minoxidil pilots are only indicated for men. While minoxidil 2% can be used by men and women.
Before use, please check your scalp is suitable for this treatment. If your skin is irritated or sunburned, wait until it disappears before starting minoxidil treatment. Avoid using it on skin that is red, cut or scratched in any way or infected. Ignoring this suggestion may cause undesirable things, serious side effects you should also avoid on days where you also use hair dye or get any kind of treatment applied to hair or scalp, such as a hair form that begins to curl, etc.
How to Use Liquid Minoxidil
First, wash and dry your scalp area thoroughly. If you prefer, you can use the product during wet hair, as the application of minoxidil to the wet area can cause the drug to penetrate the skin more than if the skin is dry, although it is aware that increased absorption and potency may cause increased side effects.
Then, take your pipette, and fill it with minoxidil solution to 1 millileter line, or 1 cc, or use 20 drops of medicine. Separate your hair in the area where the thinning occurs and ensure that the medication is evenly applied throughout the area. Massage gently into the skin, and then make sure to allow it to completely dry before you get into bed and put your head on a pillow, or use other products on your scalp like mousse, hair gel or spray. Do not wet your hair again for at least 4 hours after applying minoxidil to ensure that the product is absorbed effectively.
There are some who prefer to use the "dab method" or spray the solution onto the scalp, but using a careful pipette can ensure that you apply minoxidil to the correct area thoroughly and get the most out of the drug. Remember to always rub the medication on the scalp instead of on your hair. Because the product will not be effective on hair.