If you have done a little research on hair transplant, you have surely had the question: What is Minoxidil? and How does Minoxidil work ?. Well, in this article we will help you to know more about this.
Video How does Minoxidil work?
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What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is a vasodilator.
How Does Minoxidil Work?
When applied directly to the scalp, in an area with alopecia, minoxidil increases the duration of the anagen phase and reduces the telogen phase. Therefore, this translates into a stimulus for hair that has not yet been lost. By stimulating hair growth, it thickens, strengthens and therefore the unpopulated areas are more covered.
Does Minoxidil Bring Out or Produce New Hair?
Minoxidil does not produce new hair growth, therefore it is usually not effective when extensive hair loss occurs. It is a useful treatment to improve the appearance of hair.
Should Minoxidil be used permanently?
For the effect to be maintained, the minoxidil must be used indefinitely.