what is it?
Minoxidil is a topical solution approved by the FDA. The 5% prescription, as sold by hims, is considered the most effective to treat male pattern baldness by stimulating hair growth and slowing hair loss. Minoxidil can be used anywhere on the head where you see thinning.
what’s in it?
Minoxidil contains contains Minoxidil 5%, alcohol, propylene glycol and purified water.
what’s the recommended dosage?
hims recommends applying 1 ml topically to the affected areas of the scalp twice a day.
how to apply it?
Apply 1 ml of hims Minoxidil via the dropper mechanism to towel-dried hair after the shower each morning, and then apply an additional 1 ml to dry hair before bed each evening.
how soon can I expect to see results?
As hair growth does take time, it can take upwards of 12 weeks for visible results.
does it reverse hair loss or simply preserve your hair in time?
Minoxidil stimulates hair growth and slows hair loss. For best results, medical professionals advise that men start using Minoxidil at the first signs of thinning hair.
do medical professionals approve of its usage for hair loss?
Yes. Topical minoxidil - branded by Pfizer - was approved by the FDA in 2006.
what are the potential side effects?
Patients with a history of cardiac disease should be monitored closely while taking Minoxidil. Hair loss may re-occur within 3 to 4 months after Minoxidil topical treatment is stopped.