Hi Dr. Rassman,
I understand that Minoxidil is generally ineffective at regrowing hair in the frontal and temple regions of the scalp. However, since I am in the early stages of male pattern baldness, I would like to know how effective Rogaine is for maintaining my current hair count.
Is it true that rogaine stops working after a certain number of years?
Thank you for your time.
Rogaine is not a cure. It is not that it stops working, but it is more of the fact it is not a cure. Everyone is different and responds differently to Rogaine, so there is no way to tell how long it will retain your hair or even if it will retain your hair. Excellent response to Rogaine generally is seen in about 15% of the population.