Packaged by Perrigo, MI USA for Costco wholesale Corporation
Minoxidil works best when fresh, so I sell only the freshest stock
Expiry: 10/2015 and beyond
MINOXIDIL 5% EXTRA STRENGTH TREATMENT KIRKLAND 6 MONTH SUPPLY HAIR GROWTH TREATMENT FOR MEN
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Yellow coloured liquid versus Clear colour
The concentration of minoxidil decreases over time. The freshest Stock will be a clear solution. As time goes, it is normal for the liquid colour to become slightly yellow The yellow colour will be the minoxidil crystallising a bit. Two options, warm it up at 37 degree Celsius and this will re-dissolve or just shake it well before applying. As long as it is well within the expiry date it is Okay.
I tend to buy small stock so all my Products when shipped are freshest . Over time the liquid colour might slightly change to yellowish, which is normal.
Minoxidil 5% contains the same exact ingredients as Regaine Extra Strength at over half the price! There are no differences in composition or quality of the product.
Minoxidil: Scientifically proven to regrow scalp hair lost to male pattern baldness.
• For men who have a general thinning of hair on top of the scalp
• Slows or stops hair loss within a few months of use
• 5% Minoxidil topical solution
Actual Customer's Results after 5 Months of use
Active Ingredients: Purpose Minoxidil USP 5% w/w (without propellant) hair re-growth treatment.
Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Oleth-20, Lactic Acid, Ethanol.
- Apply one mL with dropper 2 times a day directly onto the scalp in the hair loss area
- Using more or more often will not improve results
- Continued use is necessary to increase and keep your hair regrowth, or hair loss will begin again
Efficiency of Minoxidil 2% and 5 %
Unlike cosmetics , minoxidil as a drug has been subjected to clinical trials that have demonstrated effectiveness in the fight against hair loss ( alopecia areata ) . Results begin to be noticeable after 3 months of treatment with two applications per day ( in the morning and 1 ml 1 ml in the evening) .
In one third of cases, 2% minoxidil is not effective and may not halt hair fall. For a second third, there is a stop of the fall and for the remaining lucky ones, there is a slight growth.
A study compared a control group taking a placebo, the first group taking minoxidil 2% and the second taking minoxidil 5%.
This study demonstrated both the effectiveness of minoxidil as well as the superiority of the 5% solution to 2% solution.
Minoxidil 5% gave a faster regrowth (twice as more effective in the three months) and slightly higher in the long term.
In principle, on an average there are 50-150 hair that fall daily.
Each hair lives on an average for five years , and the small sebaceous gland which is the basis of hair should provide twenty renewals in a lifetime . Some factors , however, may interfere with this capillary programming. When hair start to fall out in handfuls , there is therefore every reason to ask questions and to consult a doctor or dermatologist to determine the exact nature of the problem.
Alopecia is defined as the absence or loss of hair or bristles. It most often affects the scalp, but can occur on any hair-bearing area of the body . It takes four main forms .
1 - Androgenetic Alopecia ( baldness or common )
It affects approximately 70 % of men and sometimes appears from 18 years . It is characterized by a progressive miniaturization of hair which are replaced by fluff . Although alopecia is hereditary and this concerns mainly men - women can be affected as well.
Hair loss is distributed over the entire skull and it is less dramatic .
The gene for this kind of hair loss does not spread automatically from one generation to another. It may also skip a few generations.
Although we can now delay the deadline , this form of alopecia remains inevitable as medicine has not identified the specific gene that is responsible.
2 - Alopecia Congenital
Very rare , it may be due either to the lack of hair roots , or an abnormality of the hair shaft.
3 - Acute generalized alopecia
This is a quick, large amount of hair fall, following intense stress (divorce, psychological trauma , death) , pregnancy, surgery, systemic disease , chemotherapy etc. .
Hair gets de-energized , and fall within three months, they start re growing if the cause of the stress disappears.
4 - Localized Alopecia
It can be caused by a definite lesion of the scalp ( radiotherapy or burn) , skin disease ( lichen planus , lupus erythematosus, skin tumors ) or alopecia areata ( hair-bearing area usually devoid of hair , but apparently normal ).
Universal alopecia (loss of all body hair ) is very rare.
In case of alopecia areata, regrowth is possible, but is uncertain.
- Intense stress ( surgery , death, divorce , etc.).
- Final lesion of the scalp ( radiotherapy or burning)
- Skin disease ( lichen planus , lupus erythematosus, skin tumors )
- Hormonal changes
Act quickly !
There are some remedies to stop hair loss ,but resources are much more limited with respect to regrowth. It is therefore advisable to take corrective actions when the first symptom of hair fall appear.
Androgenic alopecia affects 50-70% of men and 40 to 50% of Caucasian women! !
The life cycle of the hair is divided into three phases:
Anagen Phase - Growth of hair (4 years)
Phase Catagen - Regression (3 weeks)
Telogen Phase - Death of hair (4 months)
Three months after the fall of the hair, a new cycle begins in the germinal zone of the hair follicle and new hair grows again. But DHT, if present in excessive amounts , causes atrophy of the follicle at the vortex , forehead and temples. Therefore: The growth cycle is reduced and leaves room for alopecia.
Hair Loss - Treatment
It takes several weeks to see the effectiveness of treatment . We can consider the fall to be have stopped when one or maximum two hair remain between the fingers when making a pull on a strand of hair . Upon discontinuation of treatment hair loss resumes after about 2 months ( since a dead hair takes several weeks to fall ).
What is Minoxidil 5 % ?
Minoxidil is the first product with scientific evidence of its preventive action on hereditary hair loss. Globally , more than 5 million adults have used Minoxidil . Following a survey of 7,000 users, 80% of them said it had stimulated hair growth .
What is the mode of action of minoxidil 5% ?
- Minoxidil revives hair follicles and causes them to move from stage of rest to that of growth.
- Researchers believe that it either stimulates blood flow to the scalp cells responsible for hair growth or increases the number of these cells.
- Daily use of Minoxidil prevents, in the space of four months , hereditary hair loss in 4 out of 5 men . After 12 months of use, a medium or high regrowth was observed in 50% of users.
Can Minoxidil 5% help you ?
If your hair is thinning and other members of your family also loose hair , it is time to not let your genes dictate your future.
Break with family tradition and consider adopting Minoxidil . Minoxidil 5 % is used in the treatment of moderate, androgenetic hair fall ( caused by hormones ) in 18s to 45s. Application of a lotion containing minoxidil in places where there is thin hair/no hair is the most popular non- surgical treatment for this type of hair loss
Do not use if:
• you are a woman.
• you have no family history of hair loss.
• your hair loss is sudden and/or patchy.
• you do not know the reason for your hair loss.
• you are under 18 years of age. Do not use on babies and children.
• your scalp is red, inflamed, infected, irritated, or painful.
• you use other medicines on the scalp.
Stop use and see a doctor if you get:
• Chest pain, a rapid heartbeat, faintness, or dizziness.
• Sudden, unexplained weight gain.
• Swollen hands or feet.
• Scalp irritation that continues or worsens.
Customers buying these products spend a lot of time, money and effort in order to reverse the hair loss problem. I’ve therefore compiled a few points on identifying such fake Minoxidil bottles and if you are switching to Kirkland Minoxidil or trying it for the first time, I urge you to go through them. However please note that these points are from my personal experience and not from an official source and are intended for general heads up only
Kirkland Minoxidil currently comes only in six month supply pack (Its 3-month supply is discontinued by Costco), so if you are a regular user, it is always best to purchase the full sealed box which would lower the chances of tampering.
Before you buy:
- Check that the item description page clearly states the Expiry date. Remember Minoxidil works best when fresh, so longer expiry date obliviously translates into a more fresh stock.
After you've bought it:
Each genuine bottle of Kirkland Minoxidil comes with a unique batch number and expiry date, make sure they are present. In case of doubt do not hesitate to contact a toll free support number provided in each bottles.
Yellow coloured liquid versus Clear colour
The concentration of minoxidil decreases over time. The freshest Stock will be a clear solution. As time goes, it is normal for the liquid colour to become slightly yellow The yellow colour will be the minoxidil crystallising a bit. Two options, warm it up at 37 degree celcius and this will re-dissolve or just shake it well before applying. As long as it is well within the expiry date it is Okay.
I tend to buy small stock so all my Products when shipped are freshest and will come as clear liquid. Over time their colour might slightly change which is normal.