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How does Minoxidil work?

Medically reviewed by Dr Knut Moe,
Sons Medical Director

"In my experience, the treatments on offer with Sons include the most effective medical treaments available to treat male pattern hair loss."

13 December 2019
1-minute read

This article has been medically verified by Dr. Knut Moe - Medical Director at Sons

Minoxidil works by increasing the level of nutrients that can reach your hair, which encourages growth. 

Here’s the science behind it:

Minoxidil is an over-the-counter topical treatment that can slow and potentially stop hair loss at the crown of the head. It works by improving the microenvironment for hair growth. Minoxidil increases blood flow and oxygen to the vessels which reactivates and revitalises shrunken hair follicles. This helps to increase the size and density of the hair follicle, eventually leading to new hair growth. 

Minoxidil forms part of our Sons treatment. See how it can work for you with a Sons consultation.

The content provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not rely upon the information provided in this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

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