Rogaine (minoxidil) is a topical medication used to treat hair loss and promote hair growth. It is applied directly to the scalp and is available over the counter in the form of a foam or liquid.
When applied to the scalp, minoxidil helps to widen blood vessels and increase blood flow to the hair follicles. This increased blood flow can help to nourish the hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth.
Minoxidil is most effective in people with recent hair loss, and is most effective at preventing further hair loss and promoting new hair growth in the crown and mid-scalp area. It is not as effective in people with a receding hairline or in cases of advanced hair loss.
It is important to use minoxidil consistently and as directed by your healthcare provider in order to see the best results. It may take several months of use before you see any improvement in your hair growth.