Are you having huge problems about hair falling down or your thinning hair line or experiencing baldness? This is a typical problem for some women who are advancing in their age. Being bald or having thin hair line, for some women, is not pleasing aesthetically speaking. Luckily, there are hair loss treatments or medication that can be used to counter hair loss. One of the clinically proven and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is Rogaine.
Rogaine for women contains minoxidil as the main ingredient and is a reformulated formula to treat hair loss. It started as a drug for treating high blood pressure, but further observation by the experts saw that one of its side effects is growing of new hair and this is the reason why it is reformulated to become and approved hair loss treatment for women. Rogaine can be bought over-the-counter and it is FDA-approved for treating alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia. For new users, there will some questions they want to ask first before and they want answers before using this OTC hair loss treatment. The concentration of minoxidil in Rogaine formulated for women is normally 2%, which is lower than the 5% for men.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Rogaine use for women
How much does this treatment cost?
Rogaine, which has 5% minoxidil cost around $40 in the usual pack or in per ounce basis, can go as much as $7/oz. Check amazon.com for pricing or your local pharmacy store. But the pricing is closed to this amount.
How many times I should use Rogaine in a day?
Apply Rogaine for women twice a day to the affected area. However, the length of the treatment is not consolidated. It may take time for huge result to appear. It is case to case basis.
How should it be applied?
Read directions, but keep in mind that Rogaine comes in lotion form that you will apply to your scalp and affected area in the head. Rogaine is applied topically.
Can I stop using Rogaine after hair grows on the affected areas?
No because Rogaine is only a treatment and not a cure. If you stop treating it, within 3 to 6 months, you grown hair will be shed too.
My hairline is so thin, can I use Rogaine?
Of course you can, but clinical studies say that this is where Rogaine is least effective.
What part of the scalp/head is Rogaine effective on?
Rogaine is not effective to every part of the head/scalp. Clinical studies reported hair growth for bald people in the top and crown area.
Can I use Rogaine for females after hair transplant operation?
Surgeons recommend the use of Rogaine after successful hair transplant in order to promote the hair growth of the transplanted hair.
Is it really effective?
As a hair loss treatment, Rogaine slows down the hair loss progression. It is approved by US FDA and hence, it is tested to be safe and with proven effective to most cases.
What are the typical side effects?
Itching or irritation of your scalp – this is the common, yet minor side effects.
Can this treat severe alopecia?
It may or may not help women experiencing severe balding.