and pattern hair loss in either men or women
according to the makers of rogaine™, minoxidil
was formulated only to work on the area of the scalp that doctors call the
vertex, the top middle (crown) portion of your scalp. refer
to the hairloss charts above.
therefore, according to various clinical research studies, minoxidil (as used in
such products as rogaine™,
generally does not work effectively or at all on the front receding hair line area of the scalp or in the
moreover, looking at the side panel of
a box of rogaine, for instance, you can see that it
clearly states that if your hairloss is more than about 3
inches in diameter or outside of the vertex area, rogaine
(minoxidil) may not work.