Rogaine for Traction Alopecia?

Hi, im a 21 years old man and I have a thin patch on top of my head caused from pulling at my hair which I used to gel. If I stop using Rogaine to regrow hair this hair, will i keep most of the hairs I have regrown? Thanks in advance.

Doctor Answers 1

Traction alopecia & Rogaine

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Minoxidil (Rogaine) does not help everyone with traction alopecia but does help a lot of individuals - especially in the early stages. 

Once Rogaine is stopped most individuals retain their benefits.   

Vancouver Dermatologist

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.