I have been using the Rogaine with the dropper for little while now and I really find it convenient to use as compared to the spray applicator. Like I said before I find it more efficient, less wasteful and easier to apply around my scalp. Besides the best way to apply minoxidil people are always worried about any Rogaine side effects. I have read a lot about the side effects and to be honest it did not worry me too much, quite frankly was worried more about stopping my hair loss than any of the side effects happening to me.
However some time has passed now and I believe I am beginning to suffer from one the most prominent side effects that people can have from using minoxidil every day. Unfortunately for me I have very sensitive skin throughout my face and I assume throughout my scalp as well. For example even just shaving generally causes me a problem every so often because I have such sensitive skin and I break out in ingrown hairs and razor burn if I’m not extremely careful when shaving. I have to be very careful when shaving and I also had to use cortisone cream in order to help prevent any breakouts or rashes.
So after using Rogaine for some time I started noticing some odd pimples spread across my scalp where I normally wouldn’t get any type of acne before. Not a lot but a few spread around my scalp where I use the minoxidil. I really don’t know if my pores are getting clogged up by the minoxidil and this is why getting acne or is it some type of rash or direct reaction to the minoxidil itself. Thankfully they are not painful at all but more of an annoyance than anything else at this point. So in a nutshell it seems like my first side effect of Rogaine is acne breakouts.
A very common question among men of all ages and women is does Rogaine really work. For men and women alike losing your hair or going bald can be a troubling circumstance. Nobody wants to see their head full of hair suddenly start to thin out. Cosmetically speaking it can be very emotionally devastating as your hair slowly falls out. Consequently people have for hundreds of years have searched for a cure for baldness and general hair loss. So far in the United States there are only two FDA approved treatments for hair loss Rogaine and Propecia. As a side note minoxidil is Rogaine in generic form. So after considerable research I decided to try Rogaine before anything else.In the future I might incorporate Propecia and a laser comb.