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Is Minoxidil safe for beard growth?

Is Minoxidil safe for beard growth?
07 December 2022
2-minute read

Is Minoxidil safe for beard growth? 

Minoxidil is predominantly used to treat male pattern hair loss in men. When regularly applied to the affected areas of your scalp, Minoxidil can revitalise your hair follicles and improve the thickness of your hair. Given its popularity as a hair loss treatment, lots of people wonder if Minoxidil is safe for beard growth. Here, we explain what the science says about Minoxidil’s use for facial hair growth, before introducing our clinically-backed Beard Booster and its benefits. 

How does Minoxidil work?  

Minoxidil is a clinically-proven medication used to treat male pattern hair loss. When applied to specific areas of the scalp, Minoxidil can revitalise the hair follicles on your head by increasing blood flow and oxygen to these areas. 

The most common cause of baldness in men is a process known as miniaturisation, which is caused by excess levels of DHT in the scalp. When used consistently over time, Minoxidil can be an effective way of restimulating growth in the affected areas of your scalp. But does it work for facial hair growth? 

Is Minoxidil safe for beard growth? 

A recent study in Japan concluded that Minoxidil is safe when used to stimulate beard growth. While most of the published research into Minoxidil focuses on its use as a hair loss treatment, it has the same effect when applied to areas of facial hair that are patchy or lacking in growth. 

As with any medicine, some men might experience certain side effects, with itching and skin rashes being the most common afflictions. If you notice any of these side effects when using Minoxidil, cease using the serum and schedule an appointment with your doctor. 

For Minoxidil to work successfully, you need to apply it to the affected areas of your facial hair consistently and over time, with most people seeing results from 3-4 months onwards. Minoxidil is safe for long-term use, but you should only apply the recommended amount daily. For most men, 1g per day is recommended. If you have any questions about the dosage of Minoxidil for beard growth, schedule a free online consultation with one of our physicians today.

How to use our Beard Booster 

Our Beard Booster contains a 3% Minoxidil solution that is capable of stimulating the hair follicles within your beard, leading to thicker and fuller facial hair. You should apply the serum to the affected areas of your beard once a day by gently rubbing the solution into your skin. The key to success with our Beard Booster is consistency, and missing just one or two applications here and there can limit its efficacy. 

If you’re hoping to improve the fullness and thickness of your beard, our Beard Booster is an excellent product for you to consider. Check out our treatment plans and review our Minoxidil FAQs for more information about how our Beard Booster works and what you can expect following your treatment.   

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