What are the chances minoxidil will work for me?

21 y/o male diagnosed with chronic telogen effluvium. I'm healthy, but drink with friends. very occasionally smoke marijuana, exercise 5 days a week, eat a healthy diet, but have a slight heart issue from stress (stresses that started this whole thing). What are the chances of minoxidil working? I've read it works for some people but better for younger people. Removing the trigger is the answer but its hard to do with hair loss to worry about. having hair loss for about a year and a half.

Doctor Answers 3

You may have more options, it is best to consult with a hair restoration expert

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It is best to have a consultation with a hair transplant surgeon to discuss all of your non surgical options for hair loss, including minoxidil

West Hollywood Hair Restoration Surgeon
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What are the chances minoxidil will work for me?

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Thanks for your query. Minoxidil helps in retaining the hair and thus helps in preventing further hair loss and maintaining it. Hope it helps.

All The Best

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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Try not to Stress--There are Hair Loss Options

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It's difficult to say without an evaluation. Minoxidil is an option. There are also other options you could use: I have great success in my practice using injectable progesterone and prp to the scalp. A transplant is another option. I suggest you see a cosmetic dermatologist who specializes in hair loss for a formal consultation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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