No Products in the Cart

£2.99 £0.00
A portion of this sale will be donated to

Are Minoxidil beard gains permanent?

Are Minoxidil beard gains permanent?
10 December 2022
2-minute read

Are Minoxidil beard gains permanent?

Beard growth is highly coveted, and lots of men are seeking tips and tricks on how to grow a thicker beard. One treatment that is widely used to promote beard growth is Minoxidil, which is a clinically proven medication for male pattern hair loss. But does Minoxidil really promote beard growth? Are these gains permanent, or do they stop when you end your treatment? Let’s find out now. 

What is Minoxidil? 

Minoxidil is one of two medications that has been clinically proven to treat hair loss in men. As such, it is often used alongside Finasteride to treat male pattern hair loss. Minoxidil works by stimulating hair follicles that are currently on your scalp, helping the speed at which your hair grows. Contrary to what some people believe, Minoxidil does not actually help you grow new hair follicles. But does Minoxidil help with beard growth? 

Does Minoxidil promote beard growth? 

A recent study published in the Japanese Dermatological Association’s Journal of Dermatology found that Minoxidil did increase the hair count in the study participants’ beards. The study concluded that Minoxidil is perfectly safe for beard enhancement, and it can be an effective way of improving the growth and thickness of your beard. 

When applied to facial hair, Minoxidil increases blood flow to the area, which revitalises the shrunken follicles in your beard. When applied consistently over a period of several months, Minoxidil can promote beard growth and improve the thickness of your facial hair.

Are Minoxidil beard gains permanent? 

Presently, there is no scientific evidence to support the notion that Minoxidil beard gains are permanent for everyone. Minoxidil is a vasodilator responsible for opening up the blood vessels, enabling stunted hair follicles to grow. When applied to sparse or patchy areas of your beard, it can result in more and thicker hair. However, if you stop using Minoxidil on your beard, there’s no guarantee that you will continue to see the gains that you have enjoyed up until now. 

This is because Minoxidil is a maintenance treatment, and if you stop using it, your beard may return to pre-application levels. To see any beard gains with Minoxidil, you will need to use it for at least 3-4 months while it combats the miniaturisation of your terminal hair follicles. You can schedule a free online consultation with Sons, and we will talk you through the recommended duration for all of our treatment plans.  

Try our Beard Booster today 

Our popular Beard Booster contains a 3% Minoxidil Solution that works to stimulate the hair follicles in your facial hair, resulting in a fuller and thicker-looking beard. After several months of consistent application, our Beard Booster will provide you with an excellent chance of achieving the beard growth gains that you desire. For more information about how our Beard Booster works and for everything you need to know about this treatment, check out our Minoxidil FAQs

All of our blog articles are reviewed by our Medical Director before publication.