Five-year follow-up of men with androgenetic alopecia treated with topical minoxidil

    Elise A. Olsen, Madeline S. Weiner, Ingrid A. Amara, Elizabeth R. DeLong
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    TLDR Minoxidil treatment increased hair growth for up to 5 years, requiring twice daily application.
    This text is about a study done on men with androgenetic alopecia, where they were treated with topical minoxidil for 4½ to 5 years. The results showed that hair regrowth peaked at 1 year but there was still an increase in nonvellus hairs beyond the baseline count at 4½ to 5 years of treatment. It also found that twice daily application of the medication was necessary to maintain the new growth.
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