Should I switch 10% minoxidil to 5%?
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It is best to discuss medication changes with your doctor. In general the normal dose of topical minoxidil is
It is best to discuss medication changes with your doctor. In general the normal dose of topical minoxidil is 5% applied twice a day.
Minoxidil and hair shedding
If 10% did not work, then 5% won't work either. After a 5 month trial, it is likely that Minoxidil is of no benefit to you. Hopefully you will have better results from the Propecia. If after 4 months that does not work, you have two options left: LLLT and PRP. If these fail, then your only option is a hair transplant.
Minoxidil 10 % - Should I switch to 5 %
Now that you've started Propecia, I suspect you'll get some decreased shedding. Make sure you see a hair expert. It's going to be hard to tell if minoxidil is helping or Propecia is helping. But a hair expert can work through all these issues.
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It can take 6-8 months to see improvement with Minoxidil. 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 in combination with Minoxidil. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
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