Q. I am having androgenetic alopecia. Can minoxidil 5 % used to treat it?

Answered by
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 14, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) for the past 25 years. Now I started Minoxidil 5 %, but there is no regrowth. Can this be reversed by combining Minoxidil and hair laser? Is there any cure for this type of hair loss? Please give suggestion.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Female pattern androgenetic alopecia is tough to improve. However, the regular use of Minoxidil does help to make it better. You have to use Minoxidil 5% 1 ml twice daily for at least three to six months to expect a response.

Hair growth is a slow process, and the initial hairs produced are fine vellus hairs, which cannot be appreciated with a naked eye. It will take at least three months to note an increase in hair density and six months to find a satisfactory response. Also, kindly rule out underlying hormonal etiology.


Investigations to be done:

1) Thyroid profile.

2) FH (Follicle-stimulating harmone), LSH (Luteinizing harmone).

3) Serum free testing.

4) USG (ultrasound) pelvis.

Treatment plan:

5% Minoxidil 1 ml twice daily for at least three months.


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