How it Works | Minoxidil

How REGAINE® works

Minoxidil, the active ingredient in REGAINE®, reinvigorates shrunken hair follicles – they increase in size and regrow thicker hair over time.

REGAINE® works by stimulating hair follicle growth

REGAINE® Foam and Solution contain the active ingredient minoxidil, the only over-the-counter treatment clinically proven to help prevent further hair loss.

Minoxidil works by helping the blood flow to the hair follicles and increasing follicular size and hair shaft diameter, stimulating and prolonging hair growth. It has been shown to help prevent further hair loss in 8 out of 10 men and help stimulate regrowth for a thicker, fuller head of hair1.

REGAINE® works best in men with recent hair loss or thinning at the top of the scalp but can be used by men with a receding hair line, as this is typically an early stage of hereditary hair loss.

1Shapiro, J Cutan Med Surg 2003, 322-329