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Rogaine Longterm Effectiveness

Discussion in 'Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia' started by Chasrogers01, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Chasrogers01

    Chasrogers01 Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to say that you ladies are wonderful and so informative.

    I have a question. Why do so many Rogaine success stories end with the fear that it will eventually lose its effectiveness?

    Do we have members who have experienced this? How do we know for sure unless we have tons of women reporting back after 20 years? (Using it consistently)

    Please respond with your thoughts. Thanks!
     
  2. sarvnaz123

    sarvnaz123 Established Member

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    I have wondered this myself and have asked the question many time. There are a few members on this board that have been using Rogaine for over 3 years, and one "snowflake" has been using it for 10+ years and have been able to keep their results.
    I asked a hair specialist one time about Rogaine losing effectiveness overtime. He basically told me that, Rogaine never loses effectiveness, but if you have Androgenetic Alopecia, your hairloss will progress and all Rogaine can do is slow it down. It might look like Rogaine is losing its effectiveness, but in fact, it is your hairloss that is getting worst.
    For example, if without Rogaine, you have 100,000 hair and are losing it at a rate of 1000 hair a year, after using Rogaine, your baseline might increase to 120,000 hair and then losing it at 500 hair a year. So, you are still thinning, but at a much slower rate.
     
  3. Chasrogers01

    Chasrogers01 Member

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    Thank you for your response. It does make sense. My hair has improved but is naturally thin. I guess the worry really never goes away. I'm glad I have the support of this community.

    Anyone else with an opinion?
     
  4. Lily

    Lily Senior Member

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    I think sarvnaz123's doctor had it right.
     

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