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Old 04-27-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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Rogaine on face/beard?

I was recently diagnosed with Alopecia which is a hair loss disease that usually starts at a young age. It occurs randomly and are small hairless bald spots that usually start on the scalp. In my case it started on my beard. They spots are getting fairly large and the medication that I am using is not working very well. My question is can you use Rogaine on your beard to help the process of hair growth? Since the blad spot does not cover up my whole beard just parts, if I accidently got Rogaine on my hair that is growing fine will it speed the process of regular growing hair?

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Old 04-28-2006, 09:19 AM   #2
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

If the Rogaine does work on facial hair, it would only work as long as you continue to use it. So if you got it on the healthy follicles, it would only temporarily affect the hair unless you repeatedly accidently got it on the hairs that are going fine.

 
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Old 04-28-2006, 05:24 PM   #3
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

I have always read that Rogaine has an opposite effect on facial/body hair as opposed to the hair on your head.
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

No, if that were true, people with unwanted hair would use it as a growth inhibitor. I know of a case in which someone grew hair on her forehead from consantly letting the Rogaine get on her skin. Also, Minoxidil the medication for hypertension that led to Rogaine, is known to cause unwanted facial hair for some women.

 
Old 05-07-2006, 06:09 PM   #5
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

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I was recently diagnosed with Alopecia which is a hair loss disease that usually starts at a young age. It occurs randomly and are small hairless bald spots that usually start on the scalp. In my case it started on my beard. They spots are getting fairly large and the medication that I am using is not working very well. My question is can you use Rogaine on your beard to help the process of hair growth? Since the blad spot does not cover up my whole beard just parts, if I accidently got Rogaine on my hair that is growing fine will it speed the process of regular growing hair?

Thanks in Advance
No, using Rogaine on your beard will not regrow hair. It does not absorb well enough there like it does on the scalp.

 
Old 05-07-2006, 10:46 PM   #6
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

iceman070, Alopecia has nothing to do with facial hair.
Alopecia only involves loss of hair on your head.
You probably see alot of people who are bald yet have thick beards.
I wouldn't use Rogaine on your beard.
You could possibly grow hair on your face in places you dont want.

The best thing for hair loss on your head.
You do 3 things.
Propecia. Thats a pill for hair loss.
Its probably the best thing for hair loss.

Then use 5% Rogaine along with Retin A cream.
It was found out, that that applying Retin-A with Minoxidil increases the absorption of Minoxidil on the hair.
Minoxidil is the main incredient in Rogaine.
Retin-A should be applied separately from Minoxidil.
If you mix them together, you will weaken them.
Put the Retin-A on your hair, then wait 15 minutes till it dry's.
Then apply the Minoxidil on your hair.

After awhile, you might want to try 12.5% Minoxidil.
They don't sell this in the stores, but there are places that are now selling it online.
You first want to start off using 5% Minoxidil, so your hair gets used to the Minoxidil.
Then after 5 or 6 months, you can start using the 12.5% Minoxidil.

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Old 05-08-2006, 07:55 AM   #7
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

Alopecia areata monolocularis describes baldness in only one spot.

Alopecia areata multilocularis refers to multiple areas of hair loss.

If the patient loses all the hair on his/her scalp, the disease is then called Alopecia areata totalis.

If all body hair, including pubic hair, is lost, the diagnosis then becomes Alopecia areata universalis.

The disease may also be limited only to the beard (Alopecia areata barbae).

 
Old 05-08-2006, 12:29 PM   #8
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

Choice, your absolutely right.
The thing I was trying to say.
When you first start to lose your hair.
If you do that 3 step process I mentioned, it might help you regain alot of hair.
One you stop doing this process, you will lose your hair again.
You have to keep doing it.
Ofcourse its going to be expensive to keep buying these products.
If you start doing this 3 step process and you only have hair on your sides, like Dr Phil.
It wont work.
You have to hae some hair on the top of your head.

 
Old 05-08-2006, 03:28 PM   #9
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

I must be missing something. The original poster says he is losing facial hair. I don't see where he says he's had scalp hair loss.

 
Old 05-09-2006, 04:35 PM   #10
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

Yes Choice you are correct. I am 21 years old and my hair on my head is fine and full. I just have two large spots on my face where hair does not grow at all. Smooth patches of skin that originally use to have hair on them. Basically the question I am asking is; Is it safe to use Rogaine on your face?

 
Old 05-09-2006, 08:53 PM   #11
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

Safe? Yes. Effective? I don't know. I couldn't find information regarding intentionally using Rogaine on the face. As I said, I do know someone who used it on her scalp, would accidently fall asleep while waiting for it to absorb, and it repeatedly got on her forehead, causing hair to grow.

If you decide to try this, be sure to do a test spot in case it is irritating to your skin.

 
Old 05-09-2006, 10:12 PM   #12
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

Iceman, I wouldn't use it on your face.
You could grow hair in places on your face you dont want.

 
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

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Old 05-10-2006, 12:34 PM   #14
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

Hi Breezes,

What is the reason it won't work on the face? Just curious.

Thanks.

 
Old 05-22-2006, 08:16 PM   #15
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Re: Rogaine on face/beard?

I would like to grow a beard but it is very thin. Can I use rogaine on my Beard area to help grow hair on my face.

 
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