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I used minoxidil for a couple weeks and I stopped it out of concern of skin aging, not because I actually noticed the effects myself. I have some unappealing premature wrinkles around my eyes that I do not want to get worse. I was using the foam by the way. Sadly it seems like everything with hair loss is a lesser of 2 evils. There's some studies on topical adenosine for treating wrinkles actually, so maybe it's one of minoxidil's other growth effects that has more of a negative impact on skin.
Like I said I feel like minoxidil is detrimental if you use a concentration that is more than your body can tolerate, also like Finasteride, I believe that dosages for therapeutic use are far overstated. I'm literally going to cut my "non-pg" minoxidil solution in half and use a dilute solution of a carrier to split the difference. I'm going to start with a very low dosage of it to see how it affects me.
I believe that pg increases or rather in the case of some people, exacerbates the effects of minoxidil to the point where it overwhelms them, and then you get the awful sides as with the guy in the threads posted on this forum concerning specifically that. We'll see though, if I can get away with a seriously dilute solution of minoxidil and still get some decent regrowth while mitigating negative effects on my skin, it's a complete win-win.