Minoxidil 5% For Men
For men who experience hair loss, Minoxidil offers a simple solution. Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is thought to affect up to 70% of men in the UK, many of whom are looking for a fast, low cost and easy solution. In terms of products worth noting, Minoxidil for men is available from Rogaine 5% and Kirkland 5% as shown below.
What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication. It works by slowing the loss of hair and also by promoting growth. It is applied topically, normally twice a day and is made into both gel and foam products, although in some instances it can be taken orally. Although Minoxidil is now off-patent which means a number of manufacturers are making use of it, there are two main players on the market for men, Rogaine and Kirkland Minoxidil. The science behind this wonder treatment is fairly complicated, and involves opening potassium channels by widening blood vessels, this makes it easier for oxygen, nutrients and blood to reach the follicles.