Thinning Hair Treatment
FDA-approved Minoxidil Rogaine is a topical treatment for hair loss. It was initially formulated for use by males. However, over the years, men, as well as women, have used this OTC treatment for hair loss occurring because of androgenic alopecia.
Minoxidil Rogaine slows down the rate of shedding preventing hair loss. It works the best if the patient uses it in the initial stages of alopecia development and offers the most potential hair growth in users. Minoxidil comes as foam as well as a liquid.
But which of these two is more useful for treating hair loss for a particular patient is a question that should be discussed with the pharmacist or physician.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by the kind Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and from one side of the country to the other which includes The Last Frontier and The Aloha State.
Minoxidil foam formulation has been available to users more recently. Now both liquid and foam are available in the market. The foam product was developed to address complaints from users that the Minoxidil liquid was making their hair greasy.
This foam product was also developed due to the reason that the liquid formulation contains a compound called propylene glycol. This compound penetrates underneath the surface of the skin to access hair follicles.
Most users complaining of irritation while applying the liquid product were facing discomfort due to this penetration. The consequent hair greasiness and discomfort were reasons behind the developing the Minoxidil foam product.
Minoxidil Foam versus Liquid – Which is More Effective?
In choosing between Minoxidil foam and liquid, users should consider which product feels more comfortable. For users, the Minoxidil foam product is often more preferable to the liquid product as it does not contain propylene glycol that causes allergic responses. Furthermore, the foam product is more convenient to apply as it does not drip all over and absorbs quickly.
Individual users have also reported that the foam formulation dries up more quickly than the liquid one. This makes it less effective as it does not have sufficient time to absorb appropriately in the scalp. However, the foam product is preferable to the liquid as it causes less irritation.
Things to Remember
Some essential things to remember while using Minoxidil topical foam are as follows:
- Do not apply on red, inflamed, irritated, infected or painful skin.
- Inform your treatment providers that you use Minoxidil topical foam.
- Avoid using other scalp drugs or hair care products when using Minoxidil topical foam.
- The results may establish in many months.
- This medication may not be effective for everyone who uses it. Consult with the doctor.
- Speak to your doctor in case you have unwanted facial hair growth.
- This medication is inflammable. Do not use while smoking or in the vicinity of an open flame.
- This medicine may be harmful if ingested. In case the foam is swallowed, call a physician or poison control center immediately.
American Integrative Pharmacy receives patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide for a wide range of compounding treatments.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.