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Rogaine for Hair loss

Written by Dr. Rokhsar

Most people lose on average between 50 to 100 hairs a day, however those that consistently lose 150 hairs or more a day is considered a significant amount of hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss for both men and women is androgenetic alopecia, which can be hereditary. An individual’s hormones and age play a significant role in the level of hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia causes the hair follicle to shrink, making it increasingly difficult as time goes on for the hair to grow though the surface. The hair’s growing cycle is shortened, which directly results in thinner and shorter hair until there is eventually no growth at all.

By age of fifty, an estimated half of men have significantly thinning hair. Male pattern baldness can begin anywhere from their teens, to their 20’s or 30’s.

Rogaine is a highly recommended topical treatment for hair loss. After administering in foam form onto the head, thinner and older hairs will shed for two weeks. The active ingredient, minoxidil will cause the hair follicles to increase in size, allowing for thicker hair to grow in the lost hairs place, which may take up to four months to reach desired results. Rogaine is applied twice a day, every day and once of minoxidil penetrates the scalp and begins working, thin, older hair will shed during the first two weeks of use. This makes room for the thicker hair with an increased size in hair follicles. The hair regrowth process will have the hair looking thicker and fuller overtime.

New York Dermatologist Dr. Rokhsar can effectively diagnose and recommend a treatment route depending on the individual. However, Rogaine is a proven effective treatment for both men and women and is known to provide patients with long-lasting results.