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Q. My hairs are shedding even after using Minoxidil. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 11, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have been using Minoxidil for about a year now and continue to shed. I now have balding patches where it was not an issue before. Ironically the thinning I had started using it for filled in. Wondering if I need to stop the use or if it is normal to experience shedding still? I use it consistently twice a day.

Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatology Venereology


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Can you please upload a few pictures if possible, to advice proper treatment.

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Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatology Venereology


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It is Androgenetic alopecia, also called male pattern baldness. It is an aging process, not a disease. Do not worry about hair shedding it is a normal process. Continue using Minoxidil 5 % lotion 1 ml twice daily as long as possible. You can go for PRP (platelet rich plasma therapy) for better results and as add on treatment.

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