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Minoxidil: How long does it take to work

Minoxidil: How long does it take to work
18 January 2021
2-minute read

With the majority of men suffering from hair loss at some point in their lifetime, it’s no surprise that we are desperate for a solution. Thankfully, Sons have the answer. Our tailored treatment plans use tried and tested formulas to spark your hair into sustained growth. One of the drugs included in our programme is Minoxidil - a compound with remarkable proven results.

What is Minoxidil and how does it work?

Alongside Finasteride, using Minoxidil once a day is one of the most popular and successful methods of fighting male pattern baldness - the cause of which is a sensitivity to DHT, a hormone which leads to the shrinking of hair follicles within your scalp. 

Minoxidil is a vasodilator, which means it can actively combat this process by expanding the blood vessels in your scalp, therefore promoting healthy blood flow. With this increased blood flow, the starved hair follicles in your scalp are fed a greater amount of oxygen and nutrients. Ultimately, if your hair follicles are happy, your hair is happy.

How long does Minoxidil take to work?

Whilst Minoxidil starts working immediately, it can take more than 6 months for you to notice visible results. Minoxidil improves blood flow to your hair follicles which in turn supplies an increase of nutrients to new hair strands. As your hair growth cycle takes between 3 and 6 months to reach the growth stage, the benefits of this process will only be noticeable once old hairs have shed and new hairs have taken their place. 

In some men, this process can cause an acceleration of the hair growth cycle, which will lead to an initial increase in the hair that sheds from the scalp. However, this is a sign that the medication is working. Ultimately, long term and regular use of Minoxidil should lead to improved hair quality, as well an increase in hair density.

Is Minoxidil effective?

Trust us - we’ve seen Minoxidil results and they’re worth waiting around for. Minoxidil before and after pictures are truly remarkable, especially when combined with our Finasteride and DHT-blocking shampoo. We’re not just relying on anecdotal evidence either. A recent study has shown that, out of 11,000 men, 92% of participants reported that their hair was either excellent, good or fair after using Minoxidil.

Minoxidil is just one of the medications included in our Full Works hair loss treatment plan. If you’re interested in solving your hair loss problems, our combination of Minoxidil, Finasteride, Biotin and DHT-blocking shampoo is one of the most effective treatments on the market.

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