What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is an active ingredient discovered in the 70s. Over the years it has been used for various pathologies, mostly for hypertension treatment.
As a side effect, hair regrowth was noted in patients using drugs with this active ingredient, the effects were also noted in patients suffering from hereditary androgenetic alopecia.
Thus the idea was born: from that moment on, research focused more on hair regrowth effects than on the original one as a vasodilator. For this reason, now Monoxidil is perhaps the most famous and used active ingredient for hair regrowth.
How does Minoxidil Works?
In the beginning, it was thought that its vasodilator function was the only cause of hair regrowth but after some studies it was understood that the Minoxidil, applied topically, opens the potassium channels by getting more blood, oxygen, and important substances to the follicle, the vasodilating action further amplifies the result and thanks to its stimulating property on Beta-Catenin in the follicular dermal papilla it can act as a regulator of the hair cycle, prolonging the Anagen growth phase and minimizing the passive ones of Telogen and Catagen.
Due to the cycle synchronization effect mentioned above, at the beginning of therapy what experts call “Fall induced by minoxidil” appears, which generally occurs after about a month of taking and can last a few weeks. During the induced fall the hair falls out in the dormant phases of Telogen and Catagen and will be replaced by new Anagen hair.
So don’t worry if the first few weeks or months of treatment you see yourself getting worse, it’s normal, it takes perseverance and patience even if applying the lotion every day involves a little stress, you don’t have to be anxious, positive results will surely come, it will take at least 4-6 months to see them.
Is Minoxidil Safe?
Yes, it’s safe, no serious systemic or cutaneous side effects were noted, follow the instructions and recommended dosages for best results.
We have chosen this product because we like that it has different products for men and women with different formulations with Minoxidil, its blend is composed of quality ingredients and nutrients for the hair follicles.
You can also take Provillus with Curcumin, which is one of the natural ingredients that is thought to increase the length of the anagen (growth) phase of hair.
Provillus is clinically proven, it is one of the few FDA-approved products for the treatment of baldness. Its components are effective, this has been proven by numerous studies as well as by millions of users around the world.