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Will Minoxidil Work For a Receding Hairline?
February 07 2019

Will Minoxidil Work For a Receding Hairline?

Have you recently noticed a receding hairline? For many men, this type of aging is a fact of life. However, you don't have to wait for your hairline to slowly fade away before you get help. We all want to look and feel our best, and today there is plenty of science to help with men who inherit hair loss. Is Minoxidil one of them that can be effective?

What is Minoxidil?

Minoxidil has the distinction of being only over-the-counter medication for hair loss currently approved by the FDA. It's often sold under the brand names Rogaine or Theroxidil. Available as liquid or foam, Minoxidil is believed to promote hair growth by expanding blood vessels and potassium channels. Researches think it may allow hair follicles to receive more of the nutrients they need. These nutrients that make hair stronger, thicker and healthier are delivered to the hair follicles, as well as oxygen and blood.

If you're in the earlier stages of hair loss, Minoxidil may be right for you.

Will it Help Regrow Your Receding Hairline?

Unfortunately, Minoxidil hasn't been proven to restore a receding hairline to a full head of hair. Some people anecdotally say that it has made their hair loss less dramatic and helped with their male-pattern baldness, but you can't regrow a large section of hair using Minoxidil alone.

Results from this treatment can also take a long time to see. It takes about four to six months to see the most improvement, which can be difficult if you're impatient or want to see results more quickly.

Many people, both men, and women, claim that Minoxidil has helped stimulate new hair growth for them. Some men say that it has helped slow their receding hairlines. To continue to see improvement, you must continue to use the treatment every day.

Hair Loss Solutions Besides Minoxidil

There are other solutions to help men with receding hairlines, and many offer quicker and more complete results. You may want to try therapies or crèmes first, although most of our clients discover that a combination of treatments is the most effective solution for their needs.

At New Look Institute, we offer a variety of solutions for people who want to have vibrant, healthy hair.

Laser hair restoration is a popular choice. Low levels of lasers are used to stimulate the scalp and the hair follicles, which can help prevent follicles from going dormant. In combination with hair regrowth formulas used for topical thickening, many of our clients have experienced remarkable hair restoration.

Trichology Experts Can Help You Make the Choice

New Look Institute will pair you with a trichology specialist – a person who specializes in a branch of dermatology that deals with the scalp. Our trained, certified in-house Trichology Practitioner helps each client choose the tools they want to use to achieve a healthy scalp and healthy hair. Our experts will help you by creating a trichological evaluation and help set you up with any topical solutions and take-home treatments to facilitate healthy hair growth.

We always work closely with our clients to help assess and meet their needs. We do this by starting off on the right foot and getting to know you through a free consultation. This consultation will help us learn more about your hair or scalp issues and help you choose the best solution for you.

Your success is our success, and there's nothing we want more than to see you walk through our front door showing off your newfound confidence and healthy hair. When you look great, you feel great, and everyone around you can sense it. We will work with you to help you achieve the best outcome possible for your unique personal hair needs.

Please get in touch with New Look Institute to learn more about how we can help you! We are happy to answer any questions you have.