Im a 21 year old guy currently studying in Malaysia.i have been suffering from hairloss since a year ago most prominently around the temples and vertex of my head.I started using regrow a generic drug for minoxidil 5% 4 months ago.My friends commented that the centre of my head and frontal appears to be thicker.However around the temple region not much growth has been seen.Is minoxidil not effective at all for hair loss around the temple region?Whenever i bathe i notice small fine hair around the forehead area just beneath the temples.This could be from the minoxidil that leaked from the temples when i aply the medication.Could this be a sign of regrowth.However it is really hard to appreciate if there is any new hair growing around the temple regions.I would like to describe that my temples are not exactly bald.They just have very much less hair compaired to the rest of my head and are much further apart.And i also noticed that a yellowish solidified oil like structure is usually found on the distal part of shedded hair.could this mean any pathologic symptoms?To add on , i noticed flaking of the skin around the temple region where i applied my medcation.is it advisable to continue?
Any minoxidil leakage can cause hair to grow on the area it leaked to, but it would have to be done regularly. This drug was originally introduced as a treatment for hair blood pressure and it is known to drop the blood pressure when it is absorbed. When given to the patients for high blood pressure, hair grew on the face and other body parts, particularly detectable in women.
Minoxidil does not always work for the treatment of hair loss and when it does, it can sometimes take a year or so to see the results. With any of the hair loss treatment drugs like minoxidil or even Propecia (finasteride 1mg), they are not predictable in any absolute sense. You must be patient.