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Happy 21st Birthday Minoxidil

Minoxidil Was First Approved for Use as a Hair Loss Treatment 21 Years AgoAugust 18th, 1988, was a major turning point in hair loss history. This was the day that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the medical regulatory body in the USA, approved the use of Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment. Originally the drug was prescribed to those with high blood pressure, however, users were more impressed with one of the side effects – hair they had lost started to grow back.

The word soon spread and a black market developed as people started to grind up the pills to create a topical hair treatment that was even more potent. The company that developed the drug decided to perform trials of a topical treatment made from Loniten mixed with propylene glycol and alcohol. The treatment was shown to work for approximately two thirds of men and women who tried it. It was renamed Minoxidil and officially approved by the FDA on August 18th, 1988. Since then many men and women worldwide have benefitted from its use and seen impressive results. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UK’s equivalent to the FDA, has since licensed Minoxidil in the UK.

The clinic’s hair specialists have found that the degree of success an individual has in stopping hair loss and seeing re-growth is largely dependent on the minoxidil prescribed. More information about Belgravia high strength minoxidil please contact the clinic.


If you are suffering from thinning hair or hair loss, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis from a health professional. The Belgravia Centre offers free consultations either in the clinic or via the website. Please call 020 7730 6666 or message the clinic to book an appointment. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form and a treatment advisor will be in touch.

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