Ss I’m browing Dr. Lee’s products for hair on minoxidil dot com and was really interested in the higher than 5% minoxidil solutions. But the problem was that there were never any studies conducted to prove it’s effectiveness nor do I see a sworm of people swearing by it.
When you click on any of his products you are immediately referred to another page solely on the product you clicked. In other words, the whole page describes how to use the specific product, it’s effectiveness, how it works, and furhter info. which are mostly answered through the Questions & Answers on that specific page. Thus when I clicked on 12.5% minoxidil I was redirected to the info on 12.5% minoxidil solution and the Questions & Answers posed for it. Now keep in mind that the first thing you and I would say to ourselves is "Eeeh? As much as I would love to use a stronger minoxidil than 5%, does it work? Can more percentage of minoxidil mean better results? More growth? better regrowth? Is this proven through any studiess?"
So what do you see in the Questions and Answers below the 12.5% minoxidil solution you are interested in purchasing? You see the followng Question and Answer:
“Q. Can you cite a scientific reference demonstrating that higher doses of topical minoxidil improve the results in the treatment of MPB?
A. An excellent study relating dosage to results was reported in this article: Olsen, EA, DeLong ER, Weiner MS. Dose-response study of topical minoxidil in male pattern baldness. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1986;15:30-37.” (Dr. Lee, http://www.minoxidil.com/subpages/faqs/faq_minoxidil_12.html).
Now the average reader upon reading the above Question and Answer will say to himself “Oh wow, it’s proven through scientific studies that 12.5% works better than 5%! The higher concentration of minoxidil the better the results”!
What’s the point? When you research and find the article the study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of minoxidil UNDER 5% CONCENTRATION!. It was a study comparing 2%, 3%, and 5%. Ultimately 2% was just as good and as equal in effectiveness as 3% (more is not necessarily better.
I find that that specific question and answer is intentionaly posed in a certain way by dr lee to mislead readers into purchasing solutions over 5%. On every forum (as some of you know) I have always given the the green light on dr lee’s products. But I must admit that his credibility is out the window with me now. By the way, I ALMOST bought the 15% “Xandrox” crap until I researched the study he cited when he referred to it as “a study that shows the higher the minoxidil % the better”.
By the way, I have always emailed him and received prompt responses, sometimes even on the same day. It’s been 2 days since I emailed dr lee as to why mislead the readers in thinking his study he cited means the more minoxidil the better when that’s total BS, and he’s not emailed me back.
here is the actual study he cited and purposely misinterpreted it to mislead people into buying “Xandrox” crap and minoxidil over 5% solutions: