Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication and mainly used for the treatment of hair loss. Minoxidil promotes hair growth and it’s also a potassium channel opener, the same widening the blood vessels and allows more and more oxygen to the blood channel, nutrients the hair follicles.
Minoxidil is less effective where the area of hair loss is large. The properties of minoxidil is particularly this is a vasodilator, the primary function of vasodilator is to increase the blood flow in the body to where needs the most. Commercially it has several names like alomax, alopek etc.
Minoxidil applied topically, is widely used for the temporary of hair loss. It’s mostly demonstrated to the younger age people, who has common side effects due to the alcohol and propylene glycol present in some topical preparations may dry the scalp resulting in dandruff. As we mentioned above it will treat to high blood pressure. Lowering HIGH BP helps prevent from strokes, heart attack.
Minoxidil solution and foam are used to help hair growth in the treatment of male pattern baldness. The foam and 2 percent solution of minoxidil can make hair growth in women with thinning of hair. While application of minoxidil topical solution ensure that your hair and scalp should completely dry because absorption into the body can affect the heart and blood vessels and cause side effects due to its also a vasodilator.
Adults can apply 1mL to the scalp two times a day but dose for children must be determined by the doctor for better solution. The dosage for minoxidil varies from adults and children and topical application has different form of minoxidil to apply. The solution may result in the shedding of the hair follicles in their telogen phase which are then replaced by thicker hair in a new anagen phase.