Stopped using minoxidil after 7 months of usage; I'm 20. Had good hair before applying it. Will it regrow? (Photos)

I have stopped using minoxidil after 7 months of usage I am 20 the results were bad,I had good hair before applying it . I don't have even 40% of the hair that I had earlier now . My scalp is visible from many areas,scalp hair has thinned,hair from my front & temple has almost gone,so I want to ask will I regrow the healthy hair which has fallen because of minox with time in long term, or this situation is permanent now,will I regrow my hair as it was before 7 months good amount of hair.

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Stopped using minoxidil after 7 months of usage; I'm 20. Had good hair before applying it. Will it regrow?

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Minoxidil & hair loss

Minoxidil is FDA approved only for those with genetic hair loss. If one has good hair it should not be used. If one wishes to use for other types of hair loss besides genetic hair loss, a physician should be consulted.

Minoxidil can trigger shedding. If one has rapidly progressing genetic hair loss and turns out to be a "non responder" to minoxidil, it will appear that one has experienced a massive acceleration of hair loss.

Be sure to see a hair loss specialist if you are worried. Minoxidil should not be used by those with good hair.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.