How long does it take to see results from minoxidil and Propecia?

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It is recommended that minoxidil and Propecia be used for 12-months before deciding upon their efficacy. When considering the temporary forms of hair loss, each individual should be treated by a dermatologist according to their needs. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Can women use 5% minoxidil A: A study of 2% and 5% topical minoxidil solutions to treat female pattern hair loss was conducted in 1992-93. Of the 381 patients who entered the study, 153 received 5% minoxidil solution, 154 received 2% minoxidil solution and 74 received placebo. At 48 weeks, the mean change from baseline hair counts showed that 2% and 5% minoxidil solution had results significantly superior to placebo. The superior results began at Week 8 and continued to the end of the study. Results were slightly better for 5% minoxidil solution. Mean change from baseline at Week 48 in 1-square-centimeter hair counts were 24.5 in ... more
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