What is Regaine (minoxidil)?
Regaine (Minoxidil) is one of two drugs currently approved in the UK in the treatment of androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness (MPB). It has proven to be one of the most efficient medications and it has successfully aided millions of patients in their daily struggle with hair loss. One of the most damaging conditions to a healthy and confident self-image.It is suitable for men aged between 18 to 49 years and contains the active ingredient Minoxidil 5%.
How Does Regaine (minoxidil) Work?
The active ingredient found in Regaine, the potassium channel opener known as Minoxidil causes hyperpolarization of cell membranes. In basic terms it works by widening the hair follicle, causing a thicker strand of hair, and by prolonging the anagen stage of hair growth which results in a longer and higher number of hair strands.
What is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern baldness is a common condition, which affects over 6.5 million men in the UK. Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown.
There is a possibility of side effects inherent in the use of any medication. Common side effects include burning or irritation of the eye, itching, redness and irritation