Thanks for your comment, I've always wondered if the scalp conditions are treated if minoxidil will retain the hairs that are grown with it. Based on everyone that I've ever seen drop minoxidil after regrowing hair on the scalp yet continue other treatments it doesn't seem like it's the case, it always ends extremely negatively for them and a lot of them report they never get back to their original density they had with regrowth although close. Based on people that have grown beards on minoxidil it does seem that some people have reportedly kept their gains although the majority of people see they lose the majority of their gains. I have a few people in mind from the past when I looked into this which was an Asian who lost the majority of his regrowth but kept a fluffy patchy beard and a FTM girl who lost basically all his/her gains. Re looking into it now here is a comment from someone more knowledgeable in the scene "I've been a moderator of a brazilian minoxidil beard group with TENS OF THOUSANDS of journeys, and from my own experience, and from what I've seen there, and also on the forum jefffsbeardboard [there was a topic from people from the early 2000 until some years ago] , minoxidil works permanently only when you have the genetics to sustain a beard. It makes your beard appear earlier then it would naturally do". Based on this information it would appear those that keep their gains would have just grown a beard anyways but this just speeds it up. I think that this would mean it'd work particularly well in younger individuals wanting to kickstart their beard growth I think if you do take care of the scalp issues such as calcification/fibrosis it does hold some potential for more permanent gains but I think the realistic expectation for this would be to lose a good amount of your minoxidil gains and perhaps keep a few upon stopping. There isn't really a lot of data on this so it's hard to say how permanent things are, based on what I've seen in other people though I personally don't want to be the one to attempt starting/stopping minoxidil. The very first reason I didn't want to start minoxidil was to avoid the initial shed so I think the worst case is that it will slowdown me actually growing out my hair. Having a look at some of the beard growth from minoxidil is actually sort of impressive, it also fills in relatively quickly for some people too. It almost tempts me to start using it on my scalp but I don't think I could commit using it for life, I'm far too lazy to do it consistently and it'd end with depressing shedding. Plus if it actually regrew my temples and it turned out they were indeed dependent on minoxidil it'd put my in an odd situation of wanting/not wanting to use it. Based on studies though I can expect a good increase to my regrowth with the addition of it. Regrowth 24weeks: Minoxidil only 18.8/cm2 Microneedling 23.4/cm2 Microneedling + Min 38.3/cm2 I think I'd rather incorporate something like dutasteride for increased regrowth but based on people like Bridgeburn with extreme regimes he even still used minoxidil so it could be possible I'm being unrealistic and stubborn. I am actually regrowing my hairline though, it's just a very slow process and it's literally taking many months, I am happy with my regrowth so far but I'd like to step things up to major regrowth with almost transplant level improvements to the hairline.