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Minoxidil is medication used to stimulate hair follicles to produce thicker, healthier hair production, while lengthening the growth phase of the follicle. Minoxidil was initially approved for use as a blood pressure medicine to widen the arteries and reduce pressure.

Later a different formula was approved to trigger hair growth. Specialized formulations were subsequently developed and FDA-approved to help people retain thicker, healthier hair with the best results in Minoxidil Pittsburgh has to offer.

How Does Minoxidil Work?

Minoxidil has a dramatic effect on hair growth, believed to be due to a widening of the hair follicles so they produce thicker, healthier hairs. One of the mysteries of minoxidil is that it is not completely understood how it achieves this remarkable effect, but it does. While minoxidil is effective, it must be applied carefully and correctly to avoid side effects.

How to Use Minoxidil

The medication is applied to the scalp, typically twice a day. It will require from six months up to two years to see results, and it must be continued, or the increased hair production will cease. Are you concerned about hair loss? Our Minoxidil in Pennsylvania may or may not be the optimal treatment for your case; seek help from our professionals at the Center for Hair Restoration in Pittsburgh, where we offer the full range of state-of-the-art hair restoration treatments, including minoxidil as part of your comprehensive treatment.

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Benefits of Minoxidil

The benefits of using minoxidil include:

  • Easy to apply
  • Effective for the long term if used as directed with consistency
  • Simple to purchase
  • Can be helpful in increasing the results of hair transplants

Is Minoxidil The Answer for your Hair Loss?

Hair loss can come about as a result of many contributing factors, including:

  • Heredity
  • The use of certain medications and/or supplements
  • Stress
  • Health conditions and diseases

If you are noticing significant thinning, the first step is to determine the cause of your hair loss. Surprisingly, several “healthy” supplements can actually lead to more hair loss. Dr. Heil will determine the factors contributing you to your case of hair loss and establish the most successful treatment.

This treatment may include the use of Minoxidil or could include several treatments – only a personal consultation will reveal the best way to move forward towards a healthier, thicker head of hair.


Male Pattern Baldness: A Depressing Situation

Male pattern baldness affects a large percentage of men, many of whom being losing their hair in the late 20s or early 30s. Our Pittsburgh Minoxidil treatment is often a very effective treatment for men noticing the early stages of hair loss, with a receding hairline.

Early use of minoxidil may be one of the treatments that will help you keep your hair in the years ahead – or one aspect of a more comprehensive treatment. Your unique issues can be resolved with advanced treatments that work – all of which are at our fingertips at the Center for Hair Restoration.

Your Custom Hair Restoration Treatment

When men come to us at the Center for Hair Restoration in Pittsburgh, we customized a treatment plan to suit the individual – it isn’t a cookie-cutter situation. You want to keep your hair, and avoid balding, a receding hairline, or thinning hair for the long term – and we are here to help.

Our scope of treatments, state-of-the-art hair restoration systems, and our focus on getting results has made our hair restoration clinic the go-to office for genuine hair restoration – no gimmicks, no false promises – we get results.

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