A receding hairline can be embarrassing for both men and women. In addition, losing hair that has been a significant part of your identity can be devastating and is often viewed as a sign of old age.
Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments and solutions for hair loss and a receding hairline. One popular solution for a receding hairline is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication, minoxidil.
What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is a medication used to treat various conditions, including high blood pressure and heart disease, but it is also an effective treatment for certain types of hair loss. While minoxidil doesn't help everyone, many people find that when applied directly to the scalp, the product can stimulate hair growth and is a safe and effective way to address thinning hair or a receding hairline.
Minoxidil is an over-the-counter drug used to treat both male and female pattern baldness and a receding hairline. The drug has also been shown to improve hair growth for people who have gone through, or are going through, chemotherapy.
How Does Minoxidil Work?
Minoxidil is a vasodilator, a type of medication that opens, or dilates, blood vessels. Researchers believe that minoxidil helps promote the growth of new blood vessels and increases the amount of blood flow in the scalp, thereby increasing the available nutrients in the scalp. The increased availability of vital nutrients can improve the development of your hair follicles and ensure your scalp has the nutrients necessary to promote healthy hair growth.
Experts have also found that minoxidil can increase the number of cells in the dermis, the layer of skin under the epidermis. Dermis cells help to support hair growth, and researchers believe that minoxidil's ability to increase the number of these cells encourages hair growth.
Research suggests that minoxidil can increase your hair follicles' size, helping them produce longer, thicker, healthier hair.
Minoxidil may also stimulate hair growth by increasing the amount of a group of lipids called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are involved with the repair of damaged cells and controlling infections. In addition, they control several processes associated with tissue repairs, such as inflammation, blood flow, and the formation of blood clots.
Who Benefits Most From Minoxidil?
It's important to remember that minoxidil is a hair loss solution that only works for certain types of hair loss. Minoxidil is used to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss caused by androgenic alopecia. Also known as male or female pattern baldness, this genetic condition is the most common cause of hair loss.
Minoxidil is most effective when used at the first signs of hair loss, but it doesn't work for everyone. The medication doesn't produce instant results, and if you have significant hair loss, this may not be a solution that works for you. In addition, it can take several months to see an improvement in hair growth, and treatments must continue indefinitely to maintain results.
Restore Your Hairline With New Image Hair Clinic
While minoxidil isn't the right solution for every hair loss condition, it produces exceptional results for many people experiencing androgenic alopecia. The first step to restoring your receding hairline is to determine the cause. The sooner you address the issue, the more likely you can prevent irreversible damage.
At New Image Hair Clinic, we look at the potential causes of hair loss and provide the best solution for men and women, no matter the extent of hair loss. One of our experts will examine your scalp and ask a few questions in a private consultation and determine which hair loss solution will be best for you. Contact us today to schedule your FREE initial consultation and discover if minoxidil is the solution for your hair loss.