What happens if I stop using minoxidil after 1 month? (Photos)

Im long haired boy 20 year old. When i saw first balding spots at temples, i went a doctor and take a minopecia(same as minoxidil). I was searching while taking it 1month then i learned its hard to keep hair long with minox and minox sheed hair then grow again which i didnt want grow long hair again. Maybe this is not true but i want to ask with photos did minox damage my hairline a little? I stop using 5 month ago after using 1month. The hairs on photos are losing or growing hairs after minox?

Doctor Answers 3

Stop using minoxidil after 1 month

If you stop using  minox %5, 5 month ago after using 1month ,it does not damage your  hairline at all . Actually you can not see any posiztive affects on hair after 1 mo use. hairs on photos are showing us maturation of  genetically coded "normal" hair line, just like your eye color. 


Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Stopping minoxidil what happens?

after using minixidil for a while, if you want to stop it is a good idea to tapper it off. You may have experienced increased shedding initially, but if your hair loss has continued it may just be genetic male pattern hair loss. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Minoxidil discontinuation

I wouldn't be too concerned about it.  Sometimes you can get temporary shedding in the first 6 weeks of minoxidil use but it should regrow.  If you didn't get shedding then you are fine.

Gregory Pistone, MD
Cherry Hill Dermatologist
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