I understand that I have to use Rogaine throughout my life if I want to retain my hairs but my only concern with it is its impact on other natural hairs (not affected by DHT yet). I have read somewhere that when you stop applying rogaine, not only the hairs which were grown by it would be gone but along with, your natural hairs will also be affected due to the way it works. Is it true doctor?? As you can see in the picture, my hairs are quite thick except the crown area so if I have to use rogaine, I will only use it on crown area, which means if I stop using it in future for some reasons, I will only loose regrown hairs (on crown area) and not anywhere else. But if that publication is true about the impact of rogaine on other hairs as well then don’t u think it is risky to use it as I may end losing more hairs if I have to stop it??
So to sum up, my question is that once the rogaine treatment is stopped, does other hairs (not effected by DHT) will also be lost along with rogaine dependent hairs?? Secondly, I also read that with years of using rogaine, your body becomes immune to it thus negating its positive effect. Is it true?? For how many years, it can be used before it stop working on your body.
In the end, I would like to thank you again for taking the time out to reply to me….It really means a lot to me to get an answer back from the world most renowned doctor. Thank you so much.
If you stop Rogaine, the only hairs that may be lost are those that grew as a result of this drug. What you’re asking me is something people refer to as minoxidil dependence, but that only applies to the hairs that minoxidil grew. You can learn more about that here.
Rogaine (minoxidil) should not impact normal hair in any way, nor does it impact DHT in any way. The impact of Rogaine is strictly a side effect of this drug, and DHT will still cause hair loss on genetically impacted hair. Finasteride (Propecia) is a DHT inhibitor, but Rogaine is not.