A journey to San Francisco to become no less than Me. (BLOG REBOOT: Former site of Hairy Legs.)

As stated in my last log, I applied Minoxidil 5% topical solution again after a 24 hour hiatus on the evening of the 22nd.  The only reaction was a nearly unnoticeable itching, so I chose to continue with my regimen of once a day in the evenings from there forward.  One other thing I’ve slowly been coming to notice: about 20 minutes after application, my face has a somewhat numb feel to it, as if the skin were ever-so-slightly thicker.  I’ll have to keep an eye on that.

The only other thing of note:  I’m having a reaction that may or may not be related to the application of the minoxidil.  It’s outside of the application area: a small, slightly red and itchy area of skin just to the left of my left nostril, about the size of a nickel, and the same kind of reaction just to the right of the bridge of my nose, near my right eye.

I have to admit, I had been applying a tiny amount to my inner and lower eybrow areas so as to give them a more male-shaped pattern.  I can assure that the solution didn’t run or smear elsewhere and it’s having no effect on my eyes.  It seemed a little more important to note that I was applying it there, though, since my reactions in the nose area are a little more easily explained as being somewhat more central to the overall application.  I’m considering stopping application on my brows if these small itches don’t go away; alternately, a break from application altogether depending on whether they clear up.

No effect on my hair growth yet, of course- I’ve heard it said that it’s supposed to be 90 days before the first vellous hairs even show up.  That said, I’ve made it through the first week of that 12 week period with hardly any adverse results.

On to bigger and better things.

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Comments on: "Minoxidil log #3: day 7." (2)

  1. Be careful, lots of people are reporting Minoxidil related wrinkling of skin with pore enlargement and black ring formation around the eyes. This is from topical application on the head to treat MPB. It could be risky applying this stuff to the face as its clinically proven to inhibit collagen synthesis.

  2. joaquinjack said:

    Well, I can guarantee you that if there’s anyone out there who could make it through this without skin damage, it’s me. Long story short, I’ve get a hereditary inclination towards having a babyface and a ridiculously good complexion. I don’t think there’s anything it could do to me that I wouldn’t welcome. If I start becoming dissatisfied with my results, then I’ll discontinue, but so far it’s been about a month and nothing but good results have happened.

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