Can minoxidil help hair loss in women over 60?

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Minoxidil in women over 60

Yes, Minoxidil can help with hair loss in women over 60 however you must apply it to the scalp (not hair) and use it for at least 3 months before seeing results.

Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Minoxidil for women over 60

When someone asks me if minoxidil can help women over 60, my first question is "What is the diagnosis of the hair loss?

Minoxidil has the potential to help some types of hair loss in women over 60, especially androgenetic alopecia and senescent alopecia. Other types of hair loss, less so.

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone

Yes, minoxidil can be used in women over 60 for improvement in hair loss. Results may vary, but you could definitely try. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Can minoxidil help hair loss in women over 60?

It can work very well if it is applied correctly and religiously. It works on the scalp, not the hair (very important to remember). Don't give up too easily. It takes awhile (several months) before you see results. But then when you see that it is working, keep it up!

William Woessner, MD
New Orleans Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Minoxidil for #hairloss in women over sixty

Minoxidil is one of FDA approved product sod hair Loss in women. However, With any kind of product, you need to use it for a few months and see if it works for you. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Minoxidil will help you to stop Hair Loss.
There are also other non-surgical treatments that you can benefit from; like laser therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Benev, etc.
There are options for you out there.
Best of lucks and please schedule a consultation with a hair expert to discuss what treatment will be the best to achieve your goals.

William Yates, MD
Chicago Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Women over 60

Mioxidil is one of the few drugs that are recomended in women over 60, but the results of great results from it are not high. Give it a try

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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