About Minoxidil:

Minoxidil solution is a treatment which can promote hair growth in both men and women who are experiencing gradually thinning hair or hair loss, primarily at the top of the head and comes in the form of a foam or solution. Minoxidil is a vasodilator and this relates to the widening of the blood vessels. It is not known how Minoxidil stimulates scalp hair growth, but it is possible that it dilates blood vessels in the scalp, which may stimulate hair follicle function and encourage the regrowth of scalp hair. Prior to using Minoxidil, you will be advised to arrange a full, no obligation consultation with Dr. Somji, to discuss your medical history, any medication you are currently taking and to determine whether the treatment is right for you, as there are some medical conditions that can interact with Minoxidil solution.

Book your free consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

How do I use Minoxidil?

Minoxidil solution needs to be applied to dry hair with your hands and should be left on the scalp for 4 hours prior to washing thoroughly.

When will I see results?

Temporary hair loss can continue for up to 2 weeks after you start using Minoxidil solution and it is important to contact Dr. Somji, should you continue to lose hair after the 2-week period. Several months may pass before you see an improvement. If you do not see improvement after 4 months, arrange to see Dr. Somji to discuss alternative possible options.

Are there any side effects?

As with most medicines, Minoxodil may cause some side effects. However, most patients experience no or very minor side effects. The most common side effects can be burning or irritation of the eyes, itching, redness and/or irritation at the site of the treated area and unwanted hair growth on other areas of the body. More severe side effects must be reported to Dr. Somji, immediately and these can include severe allergic reactions such as a rash, hives, itching, tightness in the chest or difficulty breathing, a swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, pains in the chest, dizziness, fainting, rapid heartbeat, sudden and unexplained weight gain and swollen hands or feet. However, it is important to note that these reactions are extremely rare and many patients enjoy successful results when using Minoxodil Solution.

Other treatments

For more information on medications for hair loss, speak with one of our friendly and helpful team, to book a no obligation consultation with Dr. Somji on 0208 418 0362.