How do you determine benefit from a treatment if there has never been regrowth and further loss? I’ve used 2% minoxidil once a day for many years with out regrowth and continued loss. I continued on the assumption the loss might have been worse without treatment. But that’s just a guess. How do I know if I’m just wasting time and money? Do you assume that after many years the hair is going to become minox dependent regardless what the seen results are and quiting is a bad idea?
This is the problem that many people have. If you stop the medication and nothing happens, then the medication was having no impact… but if you stop the medication and the existing miniaturized hairs were dependent upon the medication, then reactive hair loss from withdrawal will be the problem. Most of the time restarting the medication does not return you to same status as before you stopped the medication. It’s kind of a guess that you have to make.