Can Rogaine be used on the face?


Quick Answer

Rogaine is not designed for use on the face, and using it to do so will not help promote the growth of facial hair. One should never apply Rogaine to parts of the body other than the back of the scalp unless directed to do so by a physician.

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Rogaine is used for treating male pattern baldness, and some formulations of the drug can be used for helping women with thinning hair to experience some level of re-growth. The active ingredient in Rogaine is minoxidil, which is a vasodilator that should be used only according to physician advice and package instructions.

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