Does Rogaine really work? Well with medical therapy the answer is always, “It Depends”. Every patient responds differently to medical therapy and factors like age and degree of hair loss can impact the benefit.
In this case we have a 69 year old female patient with hairline thinning in her bitemporal recessions.
She started topical minoxidil 5% foam once daily. Because she was postmenopausal (and we were not worried about birth defects) we offered her to also take oral finasteride 5mg daily, but she preferred to only use the topical medication.
We were thrilled with her results after one year of just using the topical 5% minoxidil on a daily basis. She allowed us to share her photos to help motivate others who wanted to remain on a simple treatment plan.