Formulation exclusively available at Minoxidilmax: DualGen-15 NO PG has the maximum strength of FDA approved hair growth stimulator (15% minoxidil), DHT blocker (5% azelaic acid), minoxidil enhancer (0.025% retinol) and hair follicle stimulator (0.001% caffeine). No one else is offering a product that has these four clinically and scientifically proven ingredients in one formula.
Not Just For Male Pattern Baldness: Minoxidil based hair loss products generally only work for male pattern baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia). The additional ingredients Biotin, Retinol, and ABN ComplexTM make this product also work for people with hair loss for other reasons such as nurtient deficiency or stress.
NO Scalp Irritation: Propylene glycol (PG, or PPG), a major component used in any regular minoxidil hair growth product (such Kirkland minoxidil) as a delivery vehicle, is not used in this product to avoid any scalp irritation such as itchiness and/or inflammation. Glycerin is used as the delivery vehicle. This product is called Dualgen-15 NO PG to be differentiated from the other product called DualGen-15 With PG that has same effective ingredients but compounded using propylene glycol as the delivery vehicle.
Guaranteed Quality: All Minoxidilmax products are tested and confirmed by GMP certified testing lab for the correct concentration (see the certificate of analysis (COA) at the end of this page).
Q. Is DualGen-15 NO PG FDA approved?
A. No. Among hundreds of products available on the market for hair loss treatment, FDA has only approved two products. One is Rogaine (5% minoxidil), the other is Propecia (1 mg finasteride pill). Any other product is not FDA approved. Some products make statement that sounds like they are FDA approved. In most cases, what it means is that the products contain the FDA approved ingredient--minoxidil. The products themselves are not FDA approved.
Q. Is there a difference between Rogaine’s active ingredient (i.e. minoxidil) and that of MinoxidilMax LLC?
A. No. Both use minoxidil as the effective ingredient. The difference is that Minoxidilmax has other effective ingredients such as azelaic acid, retinol, caffeine in some formula.
Q. How do I know if your product has the amount of minoxidil you claim?
We have our product tested by an independent reputable USA lab to ensure that the concentration meets our specification. As far as we know, there is no other supplier of 15% minoxidil that has been tested and pass the specification.
See the testing result at the end of this page.
Q. Which product should I choose between DualGen-15 NO PG or DualGen-15 With PG?
A. Please be advised that both products are exclusively for men, not for women. So if you are a woman, you should not use either of them. We initially only offered Dualgen-15 NO PG. Later we added Dualgen-15 With PG at the request of some of our customers. These two products have the same effective ingredients (15% minoxidil, 5% azelaic acid, 0.025% retinol, and 0.001% caffeine) and are equally effective. The only difference is that DualGen-15 NO PG uses glycerin, whereas DualGen-15 With PG uses propylene glycol as the delivery vehicle. The use of glycerin in DualGen-15 NO PG eliminates any scalp irritation caused by propylene glycol that is seen in ~10% users. It also slows down slightly the drying time. So if you know you are allergic to propylene glycol, it is recommended to use DualGen-15 NO PG. Otherwise, you can consider DualGen-15 With PG.
Q. How long does it take to dry DualGen-15 NO PG or DualGen-15 With PG?
A. DualGen-15 takes slightly longer time than regular 5% minoxidil (such as Rogaine liquid or Kirkland 5% minoxidil) to dry due to the fact that it has larger amount of minoxidil and additional effective ingredients. If properly applied, most of the product should be absorbed within one hour. You can wash you hair 2 hours after the application. There are several ways to help absorb the solution faster: A) try to apply the solution directly to your scalp and avoid your hair by parting your hair into one or more rows to maximize the scalp exposure. The solution applied to the hair will never be absorbed by your scalp, resulting in wasting product and greasy hair; B) carefully spread the solution evenly on your scalp using your finger tips.
Q. Why use a 5% or higher minoxidil solution when 2% – 5% minoxidil solutions are readily available over the counter in many countries?
A. Minoxidil displays a dose-dependent effect with higher concentrations, improving the responsiveness and greater regrowth of hair. The higher the effective dose of minoxidil, the better the results, albeit there is not a directly proportional response.
Q. How can I know that using a high concentration minoxidil solution isn’t an overdose and/or won’t be counterproductive to hair growth?
A. Minoxidil has to have a serum concentration of 20 ng/mL to have any hemodynamic or other systemic effect in the human body. Allowing for 1.7% absorption of minoxidil from topical application, a 2% minoxidil solution will result in 0.6 ng/ mL and a 5% minoxidil solution will result in 1.2 ng / mL of minoxidil in the serum. So, there is more than a 16-fold safety margin from the use of 5% topical minoxidil and a 5-fold safety margin with the use of a 15% topical minoxidil solution.
Q. Can you tell me the solvent composition of your product?
A. Sorry that we cannot disclose that information as it is our trade secret. We have done very extensive experiments to find the right solvent composition to ensure our products have the optimal absorption, usability and effectiveness.
Q. Is a glycerin based formula less effective than a propylene glycol based formula with the same minoxidil concentration?
A. No. Both glycerin and propylene glycol are pharmacologically inactive ingredients in the minoxidil products. They are used in minoxidil solutions as solvent so minoxidil can be in solution form. In addition, their slow rate of evaporation allows the effective ingredients minoxidil to form a thin film on the scalp for continued absorption.
Q. Does minoxidil harm healthy hair?
A. Not at all. Although the exact pharmacodynamics of minoxidil are not well understood, the effect of minoxidil is to safely promote growth and to maintain maturity of the hair follicles. These effects are most observable in hair follicles affected by MPB.
Read 15% minoxidil Review for more related information.
(If you are not allergic to propylene glycol, you can choose our DualGen-15 With PG that is expected to be slightly less greasy than DualGen-15 NO PG)
(2). This product is recommended to use once a day. You can use it with a lower strength of minoxidil product such as Dualgen-5 or Essengen. Using DualGen-15 NO PG in the evening is recommended because it takes slightly longer time to dry than a 5% minoxidil solution (such as DualGen-5 or EsseGen-5) because of the high concentration of minoxidil and the additional effective ingredients.