Mino-xidil Topical Solution - Benefits, uses and side effects
Mino-xidil is a topical solution that was generally used to treat hypertension. It was an accidental discovery and later it was re-discovered as a medicine for treating hair loss.
A lady patient who used to go for a haircut once in 2 or 3 months after taking this medicine has to go once every 2 or 3 weeks. The foam and 2 per cent mino-xidil topical solution also helps for hair growth in women with thinning hair.
It was first introduced as an oral medication but was later converted into a solution for hair loss or total baldness treatment. It has been proven by a lot of doctors to treat hair problems.
Hair Fall problems that mino-xidil Topical Solution can treat
1. Hair fall due to tension
tension plays an important role in your skin and your hair. If you’re undergoing tension then you may experience some hair fall and maybe face wrinkles too. This hair loss is not permanent and can be treated. Also, there are different types of hair fall from tension.
Trichotillomania is a disorder that happens mostly to teens and in which you get an urge to pull out your hair during tension or panic attacks which leaves bald patches on the head. This urge can come due to any negativity or discomfort felt by the person, loneliness, tension, frustration, tension etc.
Alopecia Areata is also known as an 'autoimmune disease'. This is one of those annoying conditions where the affected person's body's immune system, which usually fights off harmful bacteria and viruses, accidentally attacks itself.
In this condition, continuous tension pushes hair follicles into the resting phase and after some time these affected hair starts falling while washing or combing your hair.
mino-xidil can be used to treat this type of hair fall and baldness. You can use the topical solution but first, you must have a prescription from a doctor.
2. Hair fall due to deficiency
Sometimes due to a lack of some Vitamins, people tend to experience hair fall or any other hair problems. Some nutrients are very important to promote hair growth or to keep our hair healthy. Our hair is 80-85% protein called Keratin, which makes hair smoother and easy to handle. If you lack all these macronutrients then how will your hair make protein for them to grow?
This type of hair loss can be treated by a mino-xidil Topical Solution. But also you must add some vitamins like biotin in your diet or some other macronutrients which can be gained from the leafy green vegetables.
3. Genetic Hair Loss
Due to the combination of genetics people suffer from male pattern baldness. This condition is also called androgenetic alopecia. The hair loss under this condition is permanent but it cannot be reversed that is some medication or treatments you can take to slow it down and maximize your hair growth potential. mino-xidil has been proven to control this problem.
The main purpose of mino-xidil was to treat genetic hair loss. It’s a great solution to control baldness and promote hair growth, as you know that genetic hair loss cannot be reversed.
4. Hair loss due to scalp infection
In this, you may experience itching or flaky scalp with dandruff when you scratch it. This infection causes hair loss because it directly affects our scalp and hair roots.
This can be controlled and cured with the help of a mino-xidil solution. But also you can use an anti-hair fall shampoo to clean your scalp.
Its main use was to cure hypertension. It is an antihypertensive medicine. mino-xidil relaxes the blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily. This helps to lower blood pressure.
6. For beard hair
Mino-xidil, in the form of mino-xidil shampoo, hair oil, and serum when taken as directed, may promote beard development, but it only works for as long as you use it. When you stop using it, your hair returns to its original condition. Any hair stimulation that happened while using it would be terminated, and any new hair that sprouted might fall off.
One can use mino-xidil beard growth solution or mino-xidil hair oil for beard growth available online by GHC. Serum mino-xidil for beard growth is also available for treating patchy beards.
There is not much evidence that minoxidil promotes beard growth. One research was the only one to evaluate minoxidil for beards.
According to this study, which was written up in the Journal of Dermatology, a lotion with 3 per cent minoxidil performed only a little bit better than a placebo. That's encouraging, but scientifically speaking, one research isn't sufficient to establish that it consistently works.
How to use a mino-xidil Topical Solution?
Don’t use this medicine without any prescription and if you have any queries you can ask your doctor. First, let’s see how to apply the solution to the scalp.
1) Wash your hair and dry your scalp before applying the solution. Fill the applicator with the solution.
2) Part the area dry in which you have to apply the solution and then evenly spread it in the affected area.
3) Gently massage it on your scalp so that it is absorbed completely.
4) Do not use any styling products for at least 2 hours after applying the solution.
5) You can perform the same procedure for foam but wash your hands properly before applying it to the scalp.
6) Do not apply mino-xidil to sunburn or irritated scalp.
Side effects of mino-xidil Topical Solution
Every medication has a side effect no matter how good it works for you. Some side effects are noticeable and some are not. mino-xidil also has its side effects and they are:
Burning of the scalp:
The solution should be used very carefully and in the amount told by the doctor or it can cause serious scalp burns.
Feeling of palpitations:
Dizziness, irregular heartbeat, and difficulty breathing can also happen if taken in a large dosage.
Before using mino-xidil Topical Solution tell your doctor if you have any type of allergies which can be triggered during the treatment. If you have any disease of the scalp like eczema, psoriasis or any other infection discuss this with your doctor before using the medicine.
If you are someone who is facing severe hair loss due to androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness then you should look for our Medicated Anti-Hair loss kit designed by our dermatologist which includes mino-xidil, Phi-nasteride tabs, DHT blocker Shampoo and you can also purchase many more products from Mars by GHC website.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What happens if you apply mino-xidil to healthy hair?
Fine hairs may shed over the first four weeks, and thicker hairs may replace them. It may seem that you are losing hair at this period, but it is really functioning. If you stop taking minoxidil, your hair will return to its original growth cycle.
2. Who should not use mino-xidil?
People suffering from adrenal medulla tumours, pregnant women and people below 18 years of old.
3. Can I use mino-xidil for a lifetime?
Men should use mino-xidil continuously and for a lifetime.
1.Trichotillomania - Wikipedia
2.Sittichai Ingprasert,Chuchai Tanglertsampan,Nalintip Tangphianphan,Chinnawat Reanmanee, Feb 2019
Efficacy and safety of minoxidil 3% lotion for beard enhancement: A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled study.