15 minoxidil + 5 Azelaic Acid (For Sensitive Scalp)
MAJOR EFFECTIVE INGREDIENTS:
15% minoxidil, 5% azelaic acid, retinol
This is the highest concentration of minoxidil we offer. It has 15% minoxidil (150mg/mL) and 5% Azelaic Acid (50mg/mL). This product is also enhanced with Retinol for increased absorption and penetration of active ingredients into the scalp. It is only recommended after all other Minoxidil strengths have failed to regrow hair.
This product is free of propylene glycol. It is specifically formulated for those who are allergic to propylene glycol. If you are not allergic to propylene glycol, you can choose the other 15% minoxidil we offer. It dries slightly faster than this one.
This product may be effective at one application per day. You can use it once daily at night by itself, or you can use it together with Minoxidil Laboratory 5% minoxidil solution, in which case you will use the 5% minoxidil in the morning and this product at night, as the lower concentration of minoxidil makes it easier to style the hair after the solution has dried.
With this highly concentrated 15% minoxidil, you only need a small amount of solution to be effective, most times 0.5 mL is plenty to evenly distribute onto the treatment area.
This product is not for women. Women should not use this product.
60 ML (2 Oz). It comes with a calibrated glass dropper for easy application. Sufficient for 2 months or longer with once daily use.
Store the product at room temperature (50 F to 80 F or 10 to 27 Celsius) . Do not store it in a refrigerator, otherwise crystals may form and the effectiveness of the product will be compromised. The product has a shelf life of 2 years when stored at room temperature. All products are freshly made.
Extremely flammable: keep product away from fire, flame, and do not smoke during and immediately following application.
Keep out of reach of children.
EFFECTIVENESS OF HIGH STRENGTH MINOXIDIL:
Two large scale clinical studies compared the efficacy of 5% minoxidil and 2% minoxidil, one for male hair loss and the other for female hair loss. In both studies (~400 subjects), people were either give 5% minoxidil, 2% minoxidil, or placebo twice daily.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Sep;47(3):377-85. A randomized clinical trial of 5% topical minoxidil versus 2% topical minoxidil and placebo in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in men.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Apr;50(4):541-53. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of 5% and 2% topical minoxidil solutions in the treatment of female pattern hair loss.
Results after 48 weeks (~1 year) showed 5% minoxidil offered much better results than 2%, and 2% minoxidil offered better results than 0%. "In men with AGA (androgenic alopecia or male/female pattern baldness), 5% topical minoxidil was clearly superior to 2% topical minoxidil and placebo in increasing hair regrowth, and the magnitude of its effect was marked (45% more hair regrowth than 2% topical minoxidil at week 48). Men who used 5% topical minoxidil also had an earlier response to treatment than those who used 2% topical minoxidil. Psychosocial perceptions of hair loss in men with AGA were also improved. " Topical minoxidil (5% and 2%) was well tolerated by the men and women in the two clinical trials without evidence of systemic effects. These trials clearly show hair regrowth is dosage dependent. Better hair regrowth was achieved when using higher concentration of minoxidil.
BEFORE AND AFTER:
There is no official large scale clinical study on the 15% minoxidil. However, you can easily appreciate how the minoxidil concentration affects the hair regrowth from the before and after images below. The 5% minoxidil clearly gave much better results than 2%. Image is from this 2002 study, published on J Am Acad Dermatol.
15% MINOXIDIL SIDE EFFECTS:
Will the higher concentration have higher side effects? Most side effects of minoxidil such as scalp itchiness or rashes are not caused by minoxidil itself, but by delivery vehicles such as alcohol or propylene glycol. These sides effects won't be increased.
The minoxidil caused side effects may be increased but should be well tolerated because minoxidil has to have a serum concentration of 20 ng/mL to have any hemodynamic or other systemic effect in the human body. Large clinical studies involved with thousands patients showed a 2% minoxidil solution resulted in 0.6 ng/ mL and a 5% minoxidil solution resulted in 1.2 ng / mL of minoxidil in the serum. So, there is more than a 16-fold safety margin from the use of 5% topical minoxidil, and more than 5-fold safety margin with the use of a 15% topical minoxidil solution assuming the serum concentration is tripled when the topical minoxidil is increased from 5% to 15%. In reality, the serum concentration should be less tripled. Thus the safety margin is more than 5-fold.
1. Open the bottle by twisting the cap clockwise to break the tamper evident ring.
2. Squeeze bulb of the dropper firmly, and insert into the solution. Draw solution up midway (1/2- 1 ml) or to the desired amount, remove the dropper from the bottle.
3. Be sure to stand in front of a mirror so that you can see exactly where the solution is placed. Proceed to move the dropper close to the area you wish to treat. Slowly squeeze solution out, so that it does not run directly off the scalp. You may also use your fingers to spread the solution evenly to avoid any “puddles” of the solution on your scalp (try your best to void to getting the solution on your hair). Be sure the solution comes into contact with the scalp and not just the hair, this is crucial so that the maximum amount of solution can be absorbed into the proper area. Be sure a thin layer of solution is covered the balding, receding or an area in which you simply want to thicken.
4. Once it is done, put the dropper back to the bottle, and tightly close it by twisting counter-clockwise. Store the product at controlled room temperature 20 °C to 25 °C (68 °F to 77 °F). Keep out of reach of children.
All products are for external use only.
If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.
Do not use if
You are a woman.
You hair loss is sudden and/or patchy.
You do not know the reason for your hair loss.
You are under 18 years of age.
You scalp is red, inflamed, infected, irritated, or painful prior to application.
You use other medicines on the scalp.
Ask your doctor before use if you have heart disease. When using this product
Apply to the scalp only.
Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of accidental contact, rinse eyes thoroughly with cool tap water.
Stop use and ask a doctor if
Chest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness, or dizziness occurs.
Sudden, unexplained weight gain occurs.
Your hands or feet swell.
Scalp irritation or redness occurs.
Unwanted facial hair growth occurs.
Can't be happier
Posted by Drawas on 17th Aug 2017
I have used Dr. lee's 15% minoxidil for many years and received very good results. Since Dr. Lee stopped his business and I tried Rogaine for a few months. I lost tons of hair. I tried this product out of desperation as I had no other options. The results surprised me. I think this product is at least as good as Dr. Lee's . I have been using it for almost five years. Can't live without it.
Expensive but works
Posted by Darren on 22nd Jun 2017
I was on 5% minoxidil for years. Recently I heard about the minoxidil lab high strength products from one of my friends. I tried it for 5 months. I can clearly see the difference. The initial shedding was scary. But the results is great. I have balding spot on the top start to filling in. Cheers
pricey but works
Posted by Unknown on 17th Jan 2017
used it for 5 months. I like the results but it is very expensive.
the best 15% minoxidil
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jan 2017
I have tried several different brands of 15% minoxidil. Minoxidil lab's worked the best for me.