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Topic Title: How long does it take for Rogaine to work?
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Created On: 02/07/2008 03:58 AM
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 02/07/2008 03:58 AM
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Bedovian
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When will I see results? I have thinning hair.
 02/07/2008 04:37 AM
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deano
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With Rogaine 5% you may see hair regrowth in as early as 2 months, but you won't see your maximum regrowth potential until 12 months. Rogaine will also hold onto the hair you have now but you may experience some shedding in the first 2-6 weeks which is a good sign that it is working. This is all basic information available on the Rogaine website.

Edited: 02/07/2008 at 04:38 AM by deano
 02/07/2008 06:11 AM
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Took me like 2 months only, getting better everyday too it seems.
 02/07/2008 12:19 PM
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In general with medical treatment---Typically, results show within three to six months, occasionally earlier. Typical max-out in 1-2 years, though I have seen people on medical treatment who may suddenly sprout new hair years after starting treatment. This seems to often be related to introduction of new treatments. So it is never to late to hope for more. And yes, about 10-15% of the time, you may see an early "shed", induced by follicles coming out of dormancy and shedding loss-phase hair early. This hair was about to fall out anyway.

First growth is typically fine vellous hair. Don't panic when (if) if falls out at 6-8 months. That is a long as vellous hair lives in the presence of medical treatment, which decreases the length of the loss-phase. It should be replaced by progressively coarser hair.

Peter H Proctor, PhD,MD
 02/07/2008 02:10 PM
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What do you mean when you said "max out", dr. proctor ? The hair gained from treatment fall out after 2 years ?
 02/07/2008 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by: pimpinhair
What do you mean when you said "max out", dr. proctor ? The hair gained from treatment fall out after 2 years ?


LOL!

No. XD

Just when you've achieved the maximum results (regrowth) with treatment.
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