Minoxidil is a well-known solution for hair loss. Unfortunately, not everyone is talking about its side effects. They can reverse your results and damage the process of hair growth.
Minoxidil markets as a miracle solution – you apply, wait, and see results beyond expectation. We do agree that results are guaranteed. However, other solutions can create long-lasting hair growth without the side effects of minoxidil. For example, the Korean stem cell solution NGF-574H.
Let’s see how they both compare.
What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is a medication that mainly treats some male hair loss patterns, for example, alopecia. Minoxidil exists in the form of foam and a spray. Furthermore, you can find it in 2% and 5% concentrations.
Initially, Minoxidil was designed for high blood pressure improvement. The medication also exists in an oral form for people with hypertension. In 1987 scientists developed a topical minoxidil drug for hair loss conditions in males and females.
A randomized controlled clinical trial shows that minoxidil is up to 60% effective in hair loss prevention and growth stimulation.
How does Minoxidil work?
A scalp enzyme called sulfotransferase converts the minoxidil into a minoxidil sulfate salt. It works by shortening the hair’s resting phase and causes the hair to enter the growing stage. There is some evidence that minoxidil can increase the thickness of the hair.
The drug is not toxic – it doesn’t cross the blood-brain barrier and doesn’t congest the liver. In a few days, the liver excretes the whole content of the drug out of the bodily system.
Lastly, most people see results after 8 weeks of continuous use. The drug is most effective for people under 40 years old. Moreover, clinical trials show that it’s not an effective method to stimulate hair regrowth in the hairline area.
What are the side effects of Minoxidil?
Firstly, Minoxidil has an effect during its usage. While the drug promotes impressive hair growth, the moment you stop using it, the hair growth process will stop. Furthermore, you will experience an increase in hair fall after stopping the drug.
Practice shows that Minoxidil can have a reverse effect in the beginning. You might notice that hair fall increases. Starting with a lighter concentration can help with hair shedding.
Results of minoxidil vary from person to person. Generally speaking, it takes about 8 weeks of consistent use to see results with minoxidil. After 4 months, you should start to see the end of hair loss and begin to see hair growth.
If it’s been 4 months and you’re still seeing hair shedding, it may not be related to minoxidil. It’s also possible that minoxidil isn’t the right product for you. If you know that your hair is falling out after 4 months of use, speak with your doctor about alternative treatments.
Additional side effects:
- Itchy scalp;
- Skin irritation;
- Scalp flaking;
- Dry and brittle hair;
- Allergic reaction;
- Headaches due to increased blood flow;
- Dizziness, heart palpitations, fainting – for people with heart-related problems;
- Hypertrichosis – excessive hair growth all over one’s body.
Important: You should not use Minoxidil if you have a problematic scalp, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you are under 18-years old or have any heart-related problems. Minoxidil is suitable for completely healthy people with healthy scalps.
What is NGF-574H?
NGF-574H is a hair serum with stem cells that promotes hair growth after 24 weeks of use. The serum contains a collection of paracrine factors. We can find them in the human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Clinical studies prove that human stem cells boost hair growth and reduce the symptoms of the alopecia condition.
The Korean biotechnology company MEDIPOST develops the Celino NGF-574H hair tonic for customized hair care. It’s a leading company with cutting-edge biotechnology for stem cell products. Currently, the NGF-574H hair growth serum is the world’s first customized hair loss culture solution.
NGF-574H Key Features are as follows:
- Clinical trials have proved performance;
- Patent granted and US FDA (OTC) registered – Pat# 10-1836029;
- Hypoallergenic tested;
- A dermatologist completed clinical studies.
What are the side effects of the NGF-574H?
The product is hypoallergenic. Thus we observe very mild side effects that usually go away quickly. Nonetheless, if you experience scalp flaking, rashes or swelling, please contact your scalp doctor.
Minoxidil vs. NGF-574H – who wins?
We can solve the mystery around which product is better by looking at clinical trials. The Celino stem cell tonic creators developed it as a reaction to minoxidil. Therefore, they want it to be 3x better than the minoxidil solution.
What do trials tell us?
In 2018 Celino initiated a case study with 60 patients (30 men and 30 women) 16 weeks long. The results show a 14,2% increase in hair density and a 28.2% increase in hair diameter. Impressive!
Another study shows that Minoxidil’s increase in hair density is only 8,8% from the baseline after 48 weeks of use. The trial was conducted with 393 participants, both males, and females.
The data is impressive and in favor of Celino’s stem cell solution!
Modern biotechnology is rapidly developing new ways of getting hair growth. Sadly, hair loss is a widespread scalp condition that requires extensive care with high-quality products for our modern times.
Minoxidil is an aging patent that no longer serves our needs for hair growth promotion. Try out Celino’s stem cell product and share your feedback with us!