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Does Rogaine Hair Loss Treatment Really Work?

Chances are if you experience baldness or are losing your hair, you’ve heard of a hair loss treatment known as “Rogaine”, also known as Minoxidil. Rogaine is a popular hair loss treatment that is typically available over the counter in foam or liquid form. In some areas of Canada, Rogaine may require a prescription or be stored behind the counter. At Ink2Scalp, we specialize in scalp micropigmentation in Whitby, Ontario. Scalp micropigmentation is another form of hair loss treatment. Today, we’ll be discussing Rogaine, how effective it is and alternative options. If you have any questions about our scalp micropigmentation treatment near you, feel free to reach out.



So Does Rogaine Actually Work?

Rogaine does work in certain situations which has been proven by various clinic studies. It however won’t work for all types of baldness/hair loss and requires constant application to maintain results. Typically all hair lost will not grow back, in some situations it won’t even work for specific kinds of baldness and hair loss. It typically takes around four months to begin seeing results. Rogaine treatment should be continued indefinitely if you wish to maintain regrowth and not lose additional hair.


How Does Rogaine Work?

Rogaine (Minoxidil) is actually a vasodilator, allowing blood to flow more easily through the area. Typically, different parts of your hair grow in different phases. Rogaine is believed to enlarge the hair follicles, extending the typical phase of hair growth. When more hair follicles are in the growth phase, more hair coverage will be present on the scalp.


Who Shouldn’t Use Rogaine?

While Rogaine can work for some patients, it is certainly not recommended for everyone. The following people should avoid Rogaine hair loss treatment:

  • Family history of hair loss.

  • You have painful, infected, itchy or red scalp.

  • Sudden hair loss.

  • Hair falls out in patches.

  • You are under the age of 18.

  • Hair loss occured due to hair products, chemicals or styles.

  • Hair loss was caused by a health condition or medical treatment.


Schedule Scalp Micropigmentation in Whitby, Ontario Today

Interested in hair loss treatment in Whitby, Ontario? Considering scalp micropigmentation treatment nearby? Ink2Scalp would be happy to provide a consultation to determine if scalp micropigmentation is the best hair replacement treatment for you.