... due to peri menopause. I thought minoxidil was more effective at preventing hair loss than growing new hair but my experience is the opposite
Minoxidil is FDA approved for androgenetic hair loss. In this situation it most certainly helps a proportion improve their hair.
As you have stated, it helps stop hair loss as well - as a preventive treatment.
Without knowing more details, it would not be possible to confirm you have androgenetic hair loss. But certainly lots of individuals improve their hair!
Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC FAAD
US & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist
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