How to Use Minoxidil for Women (2022)

Conversations about hair loss and how to effectively treat this problem generally center around the male experience with baldness. However, hair thinning and hair loss also affect women, often resulting in stress and anxiety for those impacted. The good news is that there are treatments available if the problem is addressed early enough. Dr. Feinberg and the Hair Restoration Center of New York and New Jersey have introduced a new twist on Minoxidil, one of the most popular non-invasive treatments for managing and treating hair loss. 

What is Minoxidil? 

Minoxidil is one of the most popular hair loss treatments available on the market. It is considered a vasodilator. This means that it widens the size of blood vessels in the body, which works to increase blood flow to different parts of the body, including the scalp. Unlike other vasodilators that are taken orally, Minoxidil is applied directly to the scalp in the form of a solution or a foam. The goal of Minoxidil is to spur hair follicles in the scalp and ensure that they remain healthy. 

Address Your Hair Loss Concerns With Minoxidil for Women 

Even though it is much more common for hair loss to be discussed for men, since male pattern baldness alone affects more than 50 percent of men between 40 and 49, hair loss and hair thinning affect many women. Some of this hair loss and thinning may be transitory, due to events like pregnancy and childbirth, which can lead to wide swings in hormone levels. However, other hair loss, like androgenetic alopecia, may be more troubling and long-term, causing women to lose up to 150 strands of hair each day.  

Try Minoxidil With Latisse 

The good news is that women can try Minoxidil with Latisse to address their hair loss issues. Some studies suggest that nearly 1/3 of women will experience hair loss of some degree during their lifetime, and the numbers climb dramatically for post-menopausal women. Other issues like physical and emotional stress, nutritional deficiencies, and medications can also trigger hair thinning or hair loss. In addition, we cannot overlook that certain hairstyles and treatments, like hair extensions and braids, can damage one’s hair. 

Fortunately, Dr. Feinburg’s custom formula can help solve your hair loss issues if you intervene before the scalp is completely bald. All you’d have to do is apply it once a day and make it a part of your daily routine to keep your tresses flowing.

Who Should Not Use Minoxidil? 

Minoxidil is helpful for many people, but it’s best to consult a physician before use if you are a: 

  • Pediatric patient 
  • Pregnant women 
  • Breastfeeding mother
  • Patient with heart disease or skin issues

For Minoxidil with Latisse specifically, you’ll need to contact Dr. Feinberg’s team. This ensures that it’s a healthy option for you and appropriate for treating your specific type of hair loss. Not all hair loss is the same. 

Minoxidil is Not the Only Option

Minoxidil is likely the most well-known and best option to treat female pattern baldness and other hair loss, but it is not the only option. When paired with Latisse, it can produce better quality hairs and extend your hair follicles growth cycle. However, there are other products, and therapies women can consider too. Some of those options include: 

  • Platelet-rich plasma can be effective, but it is not FDA-approved for hair loss. It has also been shown to only be effective with hair thinning, not total hair loss. 
  • Laser therapy may be effective, depending on how many hair follicles a person has. 

How to Use Minoxidil

Women experiencing issues with hair loss should consider Dr. Feinberg’s Minoxidil formula. One bottle may last three months, and that’s with daily use. This enhanced formulation can be applied directly to the scalp, then rubbed into your hair follicles. Regular use of either Minoxidil or Minoxidil with Latisse is essential to receive the results you are looking for. 

Minoxidil Alone is Great, But More Can Be Done

Over years of practice, Dr. Feinberg has seen outstanding results for many women with Minoxidil, including a significant increase in the growth phase of hairs and improvement in hair follicle health. 

He has also worked to push the envelope on what can be achieved in effectively addressing hair loss. As part of this work, he has discovered that the efficacy can be increased by adding Latisse to his custom-formulated product. Latisse is a product that has previously been used to boost eyelash growth.  However, research increasingly suggests that Latisse can achieve the same effect for hair on your head. Latisse, though, on its own is not strong enough to permeate the scalp. Therefore, it needs the extra boost offered by combining it with Minoxidil. 

Dr. Feinberg’s custom formulation is prescription-strength. Therefore, if you are interested in pursuing this treatment, the first step is to request a consultation with Dr. Feinberg. 

You Do Not Have to Simply Accept Hair Loss 

Hair thinning and hair loss can be alarming, especially for a woman. It can negatively impact your self-confidence and ultimately erode your self-esteem. But, you don't have to throw up your hands in despair. A wide range of treatment options are available, including Dr. Feinberg’s Minoxidil + Latisse product. When specially formulated together, it’s highly effective in treating affected women. 

Contact Dr. Feinberg and his team today to see if his unique Minoxidil plus Latisse formulation is the best option for you.