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Suffering with hair loss, patches formation on the side of forehead. What percentage of mintop should I start with?

GOOD dAY, I am suffering from hair loss since last 1 year,is not using any mediacation right now,my density of hair has reduced and patches have begun to form on side of forehead .I want to use mintop , kindly suggest which percentage to start with , any side effects when using , also please advice can i discontinue using it after some time. Regards rohit shetty
Asked On : Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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Hi Rohit,
As per the description, seems like you are having male patterned baldness. You can start with minoxidil 5% solution, 1 ml to be applied twice in a day over scalp.You can also add tab finesteride 1 mg one tab daily.The above mentioned treatment needs to be continued for prolonged period say 5 to 6 months to have desired results. As such minoxidil has no significant side effects. Mild itching, redness, stinging or dryness can occur over the scalp. In patients with high blood pressure on medication, very rarely can it lead to fluctuation of blood pressure. In such cases, it needs to be stopped or used judiciously. Once a person has good response with minoxidil, it needs to be continued almost as long as you need good hair growth. Other treatment options available are scalp mesotherapy with minoxidil, platelet rich plasma and stem cell factors. It is practically a painless dermatologist supervised procedure wherein the above mentioned drugs are instilled through microneedling technique in your scalp. One should also know that male pattern baldness is a permanent condition, it can be reversed however lifelong mainteneance treatment is required to keep your crowning glory healthy.
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