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Does minoxidil (Rogaine) show positive results for a 64 year old male?

Exhibiting fairly evenly thin hair overall, but stable for 15-20 years. Likewise, hairline receded, but also stable for 15-20 years.

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Minoxidil in age 64

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Minoxidil is FDA approved age 18 to 65. Given the extreme stability of your hair loss over the past 2 decades it is unlikely to benefit.

Minoxidil is used after age 65 in what is called an "off label" use and may help a very small proportion of men with ongoing genetic or age-related hair loss. However, be sure to check with your physician before starting minoxidil/ Rogaine to ensure you have no medical reasons that would prohibit its use.

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