Topical Minoxidil: Hair Growth Agent

Thickening of Body Hair

The second common side effect of minoxidil is thickening of body hair. Hair thickening on the forehead and extremities is observed in about 70% of patients. Minoxidil solution was applied to the scalp and not to the body. Why does body hair become thick?

Minoxidil put on the scalp is absorbed through the skin and enters the blood. The blood circulates to the whole body, and minoxidil in the blood makes body hair thick.

The same story can be said about the scalp hair. If you apply topical minoxidil to the frontal area, it will also work on the vertex area.
The opposite is also true. If you apply topical minoxidil to the vertex area with hair loss, hair in the frontal area will also become thick.

You don’t need to worry about the place where to apply a minoxidil solution. Topical minoxidil will be effective for many people regardless of the type of hair loss.

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