Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

Post by Johnt1997 » 1 year ago

Alright boys, its good to finally get on to this forum, I've been on holiday so not been active on forums.

My personal experience and opinion is that every hair loss drug is worth trying if you can afford it and have done your research; the benefits always beat out the small potential for side effects

I've been on minoxidil over 2 years now and had decent results on crown. The downsides are slight discoloration under my eye socket and not being able to frown(gives me bad lines on my forehead now lol) i honestly can't tell if this is due to minoxidil though as i didnt pay as much attention to my appearance before my hair loss

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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

Post by Rudiger » 1 year ago

Admin wrote:
1 year ago
Even our beloved former moderator is now directly spreading this nonsense about minoxidil ageing your skin:

https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/t ... st-1678622

The guy often insists on remaining objective and stick to the studies when it comes to finasteride.

I guess that goes out the window when it's about a treatment he doesn't have to use to save his own hair. Ah well, this is not surprising.

Keep applying your minoxidil kids, you can't afford not to use any treatment that's working when it comes to this disease.
When someone has narcissism combined with an inferiority complex, it results in subconscious feelings of wanting to drag others down. I don't believe he's plotting logically "I'm giving shitty advice intentionally to stop others saving their hair" because that would be a bit nuts even for him, but he likes giving shitty advice like this in a way that's like "you think minoxidil will save you? lol you'll have baggy eyes like a 60 year old if you even touch it". Almost everything he writes has a touch of "I've got it figured out when you don't", it's mainly subtle, and sometimes obvious, but he'll leave a touch of bragging about how we have to resort to things he wouldn't touch, even if it contradicts the evidence.

You hit the nail on the head when it comes to treatments Wolf Pack isn't using.

Finasteride- at least has some side effects which are proven, but very rare and incredibly overblown.
Advice on this? "well I'm using it so of course it's necessary, everyone should be smart like me"

minoxidil- no evidence of sides whatsoever affecting skin appearance on a persons face.
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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

Post by Admin » 1 year ago

Pleased to see that people find this page by typing "minoxidil ages face" or "minoxidil collagen study" on Google. It's on the first page.

I've been putting minoxidil on my face for 3 months now and my beard is thickening nicely.

Too bad my skin looks like this now:

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Seriously kids, if you're suffering from hair loss (or want to grow a nice beard), minoxidil is nothing but good for you.
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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

Post by Hairblues » 1 year ago

It definitely doesn’t age face. If a few outliers I don't know but my skin is of a woman aprox 10 years younger than me. Of course this is genetics and skin care BUT if I was doing something that would age the face I think I would be seeing this. I’m using for 2 years.

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Post by JLBB » 1 year ago

I'm surprised how hard it is to find a single minoxidil before and after showcasing skin ageing considering how many use it, which itself is probably telling.

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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

Post by Afro_Vacancy » 1 year ago

My hypothesis is that a lot of the people who report skin problems on minoxidils are mega-dosing it. I've heard of people applying 3, 4, or 5 ml of liquid minoxidil, and similarly we saw people on the forum use 7%, 10%, and even 30% solution. At those high doses, it is plausible that it would give the same side effects as oral minoxidil.
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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

Post by Admin » 1 year ago

https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/t ... on.119232/

This kind of thread is so sad, and you even have the guy replying "yeah, it's unavoidable".

And then you have people like me who have been using minoxidil on their face for almost 7 months and of course, no skin sides.
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Post by JasonStatham » 1 year ago

Admin wrote:
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https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/t ... on.119232/

This kind of thread is so sad, and you even have the guy replying "yeah, it's unavoidable".

And then you have people like me who have been using minoxidil on their face for almost 7 months and of course, no skin sides.
I caught myself being paranoid about it after reading these horror stories. I don't think its causes wrinkles but whenever a bit of minoxidil is dripping down my face, I will immediately wash it off lol. For me, the biggest reason to not use it on my face would be that its disgusting smell every day on my face would turn me off.

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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

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JasonStatham wrote:
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I caught myself being paranoid about it after reading these horror stories. I don't think its causes wrinkles but whenever a bit of minoxidil is dripping down my face, I will immediately wash it off lol. For me, the biggest reason to not use it on my face would be that its disgusting smell every day on my face would turn me off.
The smell is OK even though it's not great. At least it doesn't have a tacky perfume like Fructis' stemoxydine (which is useless by the way). The taste on the other hand... yeah of course when you put it on your beard and mustache area, you're going to lick it at a point. So I'm basically drinking minoxidil and yet, still no pronounced wrinkles on my face at the age of 29.

The other day, I went to play minigolf with friends and the woman at the counter asks me: "Student?" She obviously hadn't noticed the back of my head :p.
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Post by JasonStatham » 1 year ago

Admin wrote:
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The smell is OK even though it's not great. At least it doesn't have a tacky perfume like Fructis' stemoxydine (which is useless by the way). The taste on the other hand... yeah of course when you put it on your beard and mustache area, you're going to lick it at a point. So I'm basically drinking minoxidil and yet, still no pronounced wrinkles on my face at the age of 29.

The other day, I went to play minigolf with friends and the woman at the counter asks me: "Student?" She obviously hadn't noticed the back of my head :p.
Without a beard, I could not even buy a beer believe me. My face tells people I'm 16 but my hair says I'm a 35-year-old stressed CEO. Thanks Dad for my supreme genetics. At least I'm white xD

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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

Post by Afro_Vacancy » 6 months ago

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A reminder that minoxidil is cheap.

The supply above can be purchased for ~$50 from Amazon, it is meant to last one year.



And if you only use 1 ml a day like I do, it will last two years. So the cost is ~$2/month.

Liquid minoxidil is in general a great solvent for anything else as well. The other ingredients are alcohol, propylene glycol, purified water. You can dissolve RU58841 58841, finasteride, or many other things in there.
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Post by scorpiolove » 6 months ago

How about some before and after pics of minoxidil working?

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Post by Afro_Vacancy » 6 months ago

scorpiolove wrote:
6 months ago
How about some before and after pics of minoxidil working?
A simple google search will do. Minoxidil is an effective hair loss aid for the majority of users.
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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

Post by Uncle Grandfather » 6 months ago

Speaking from personal experience, Minoxidil is fucking dogshit and didn't work for me. If you're fortunate enough to have it work for you, then you're forced to use it for the rest of your life or else you'll lose all your gains. You're much better off starting off with Finasteride only and waiting to see how it does. Only if you're still losing hair despite being on Finasteride would adding Minoxidil make sense. It's also a colossal pain in the ass to apply twice daily (especially the liquid version), and it's deathly toxic to cats. Hell, it's probably not that good for species not human.
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Re: Minoxidil is good for aesthetics, and unlikely to age your face

Post by Afro_Vacancy » 6 months ago

Uncle Grandfather wrote:
6 months ago
Speaking from personal experience, Minoxidil is fucking dogshit and didn't work for me. If you're fortunate enough to have it work for you, then you're forced to use it for the rest of your life or else you'll lose all your gains. You're much better off starting off with Finasteride only and waiting to see how it does. Only if you're still losing hair despite being on Finasteride would adding Minoxidil make sense. It's also a colossal pain in the ass to apply twice daily (especially the liquid version), and it's deathly toxic to cats. Hell, it's probably not that good for species not human.
It doesn't need to be applied twice a day.
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