Minoxidil is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (hair loss). Prior to it being approved by the FDA for hair loss treatment, it was used as an oral pill to treat patients with high blood pressure. A common side effect of oral minoxidil is “hirsuitism” or increase hair growth on the body, face and scalp. In addition to increased (unwanted) body hair, in pill form, minoxidil has other side effects that made it impractical as an oral hair loss treatment.
Counting Scalp Hairs with Friends: An Introduction to Hair Density
When was the last time you asked a friend to look at a one-inch-square area of your scalp and meticulously count each strand of hair? Sounds like a great party game, doesn’t it?
Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in a photo or security camera and thought, who is that bald guy? Only to realize—that bald guy is you!