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At Wolfeld Hair, we understand the importance of maintaining a thick, healthy head of hair, and can advise you of the most effective hair restoration treatments for you, including Rogaine.

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What is Rogaine?

If you suffer from hair loss, you have probably also heard of Rogaine. Rogaine is an FDA-approved medication used for the treatment of male and female pattern baldness. Rogaine is known as a vasodilator—it dilates the blood vessels in your scalp to encourage growth in places where your hair has thinned. It is applied directly to the scalp to treat men and women who are affected by hair loss.

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How is it Used?

Rogaine is a topical medication that is used to treat certain types of male and female pattern baldness. While it has not been shown to work for everyone, it can be effective in stopping hair loss from progressing further and stimulating new hair growth. If you have male or female pattern baldness, your hair follicles will get smaller and smaller as you age. Eventually these hair follicles will lose the ability to produce hair, rendering the hair follicle dormant. Rogaine stimulates dormant hair follicles by dilating the blood vessels surrounding them, increasing the blood supply, and allowing new hair to grow.

What are the Benefits of Rogaine?

Rogaine is approved by the FDA for the treatment of male and female pattern baldness and has been shown to be effective in men and women who:

  • Have a family history of androgenetic alopecia
  • Have a healthy scalp
  • Have ruled out other causes of hair loss including thyroid disease, medications, nutritional deficiencies, or scarring

Rogaine works best for those who are under the age of 40, and experience hair loss at the top or crown of the head rather than those who experience a receding hairline. Rogaine is not appropriate for those who have lost all of their hair.

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Are there Side Effects Associated with Rogaine?

There are side effects associated with most medications, and Rogaine is no exception. The side effects associated with Rogaine are fairly mild and include an irritated scalp, hair growth in adjacent areas to the treatment area (such as the forehead), and changes in the texture or appearance of your hair.

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Rogaine FAQ

How is Rogaine applied?

Do I have to wash my hair every time I use Rogaine?

How long will it take to start seeing results from Rogaine treatment?

Can I use Rogaine after undergoing a hair transplant?

Can I use Rogaine while pregnant?

How is Rogaine applied?

Rogaine is a topical treatment that can be prescribed as a liquid solution, cream, or foam. The specific instructions for applying the medication will depend on the area of your scalp that you’re treating and the form of Rogaine that you’re using. When prescribing the medication, Dr. Wolfeld will give you thorough instructions on how to properly apply it to achieve optimal results.

Do I have to wash my hair every time I use Rogaine?

No. In fact, you should wait at least an hour to wash your hair after applying Rogaine to your scalp. That said, you’ll want to wash your hair at least once every day or two while using the medication to prevent residue from building up on your scalp.

How long will it take to start seeing results from Rogaine treatment?

For most patients, it takes approximately two to four months of regular use to start seeing noticeable results from Rogaine treatment.

Can I use Rogaine after undergoing a hair transplant?

Yes, if you’d like to continue improving the coverage and thickness of your hair after a hair transplant, Rogaine may be an effective option.

Can I use Rogaine while pregnant?

No. You should stop using Rogaine immediately if you become pregnant, and it’s important that you do not start the treatment again until after you’ve given birth.

Why Should I Choose Wolfeld Hair?

Dr. Michael Wolfeld is a certified hair restoration specialist, giving him a specialized knowledge of methods of restoring hair growth. He will carefully listen to your cares and concerns in seeking hair restoration and will advise you about the best methods necessary to achieve that goal. Dr. Wolfeld knows that hair loss is a deeply personal condition, and he wants to help you restore your hairline, as well as your self-confidence. He is the first physician in the country to be board-certified in both hair restoration and plastic surgery, giving him a unique ability to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals while tackling the issue of hair loss.

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