What is the difference between shedding from 5% minoxidil and hair loss?

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If you are using minoxidil and notice hair loss that you never had before it may mean that minoxidil is the cause.

If you are using minoxidil and notice hair loss that you never had before it may mean that minoxidil is the cause.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone

Minoxidil can sometimes cause a small telogen hair loss, this recovers quickly and is never permanent. I suggest consulting with a board certified dermatologist for evaluation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Using hair care products for hair loss

if you have started to use hair care products such as minoxidil or propecia and have many questions, it is bes to contact a hair restoration doctor and use these products under their supervision. The best way to answer your question is to have you examined from close up. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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