Rogaine Hair Regrowth
Whether you're just beginning to notice signs of thinning or have developed a bald spot, hair loss can be a stressful, embarrassing problem. Fortunately, there are now highly effective treatments for hair loss available to help reduce thinning and shedding and also to promote regrowth in balding areas. At Walgreens, we carry a number of Rogaine hair regrowth products to add to your anti-thinning hair care regimen.
What Is Rogaine?
Rogaine is one of the most well-known hair loss treatment brands on the market today. In 1988, the brand introduced the first prescription topical hair loss treatment product to contain minoxidil. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Rogaine minoxidil topical treatments for over-the-counter sales in 1996. Today, the brand is the most frequently recommended by dermatologists for patients suffering from hair loss. The effectiveness and safety of Rogaine has been confirmed in clinical trials with more than 20,000 participants.
How Does Minoxidil Work?
Minoxidil is a medication that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, a condition that is commonly known as male pattern baldness. While scientists still don't fully understand how minoxidil works, the topical treatment is shown to help slow the progression of thinning and encourage regrowth in areas where hair was previously lost. One popular theory is that minoxidil interferes with the action of a male sex hormone that causes the hair follicles to shrink in size. Before using Rogaine or any other minoxidil product, it is a good idea to consult your doctor. Hair loss can have many causes. Your physician can help you determine whether or not a topical regrowth treatment is the right way to address your symptoms.
Which Rogaine to Use
Rogaine manufactures different hair regrowth products for women and for men. Women's Rogaine products contain 2 percent minoxidil and are available in liquid and foam formulations. Men's Rogaine is offered in 2 percent and 5 percent strengths and comes in the form of a liquid or foam. You can choose from a one month, two month and three month supply. In addition to Rogaine brand hair regrowth products, you can find generic minoxidil formulas and minoxidil formulas made by other brands.