Can minoxidil stop hair loss?

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Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Minoxidil (Rogaine) was originally used to control hypertension. A side effect was hair growth. Minoxidil can jump-start shrunken hair follicles and cause thicker hair to grow for longer periods. Now available without a prescription, minoxodil liquid is applied to the dry scalp twice a day. It takes about twenty minutes for the chemical to be absorbed. Most people do not have actual new-hair growth. Used in both men and women, it does cause a significant proportion of people to have their hair loss slowed or stopped.
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