Sparse hair over frontal region of the scalp but without any receding hairline.
Minoxidil is FDA approved for male balding, also called androgenetic alopecia.
There are many reasons for sparse hair, and without seeing your scalp it is not possible to confirm you have androgenetic hair loss.
However, if this is confirmed you can indeed consider minoxidil provided you don't have any medical/health contraindications.
Men with genetic hair loss often consider the 5% strength as it has proven more effective than the 2% strength. Both. however, are FDA approved for the treatment of genetic hair loss.
- Minoxidil Information for Consumers
- Minoxidil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Minoxidil (detailed)
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