Can minoxidil be tested on one part of the head before using it on the entire head?
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Theoretically you can apply it to a narrow spot but practically I think unless the test spot is quite large, this is a futile exercise. If a little shed, how would you know? Minoxidil is a liquid and will move. Consider parting your dry hair down the middle, and applying to one side. Let dry several hours. Twice/day for 4 months. Let us know the results.
Rogaine spot test on the scalp
Yes, you can test a small area of the scalp with minoxidil (Rogaine). You would need to use it daily for 3-4 months before making a decision on whether it is working.
Hair Loss Treatment Basics--Minoxidil with Progesterone and PRP
Yes, minoxidil will work wherever you use it, so you can start by using it on only a part of the head. Usually a combination approach is best. I suggest seeing a hair loss expert to evaluate and go over your condition and provide you information about your best treatment options. There are great non-invasive options like PRP/progesterone which work well with Minoxidil and/or hair transplantation. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
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