Why does Dr. Lewenberg use 2% minoxidil instead of a higher concentration?
A. Through years of research and working with patients, Dr. Lewenberg found that 2% Minoxidil allowed for excellent results, while minimizing the risk of irritation. As Tretinoin triples the absorption of Minoxidil, the 2% in Dr. Lewenberg’s Formulas has the effect of 6%. There is no need to use any more. Increasing the amount of Minoxidil or Tretinoin increases the risk of irritation, which can prevent hair growth. Combining a higher dose such as 5 %, or worse, 12% Minoxidil with Tretinoin can cause heart complications. No such hazard has been found in using 2% Minoxidil. If you seek better results, simply increase the number of sprays per application.
- How can I know that using a high concentration minoxidil solution and/or lotion isn’t an overdose and/or won’t be counterproductive to hair growth?
- Will I need to stay on Dr. Lewenbergs treatment for my whole life, was with other treatments?
- Why does Dr. Lewenberg use 2% minoxidil instead of a higher concentration?