DualGen-15 With PG

DualGen-15 With PG

This product is NOT offered in the US.

Feature:
  •  DualGen-15 With 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).

     Not Just For Male Pattern Baldness: Minoxidil based hair loss products generally only work for male pattern baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia).  The additional proprietary ABN ComplexTM makes this product also work for people with hair loss for other reasons such as nurtient deficiency or stress. 

     Propylene glycol (PG or PPG), is used as a delivery vehicle in this product. Its amount is significantly reduced compared to the standard formulation to reduce drying time and possible side effects caused by propylene glycol (such as itchy scalp). If you are allergic to propylene glycol, please consider our DualGen-15 NO PG, in which propylene glycol is replaced by glycerin. DualGen-15 with PG is expected to take slightly longer time to dry compared to standard 5% minoxidil formulation (such as Kirkland 5%) because of the high concentration of minoxidil and additional effective ingredients.

     Guaranteed Quality: Formulated by professional. Strength was confirmed by GMP certified testing lab for the correct concentration (see the certificate of analysis (COA) at the end of this page). 

     

     

A. Effective ingredients:
  • Minoxidil 15% (9 grams of minoxidil in each bottle; i.e., 150 mg/mL)

    Azelaic acid 5% (3 grams of Azelaic acid in each bottle; i.e., 50 mg/mL)

    ABN ComplexTM (0.8%)

    Retinol 0.025% (0.25 mg/mL)

    Caffeine 0.001% (0.01 mg/mL)

     

WARNINGS
  • This is for men only product. Women should never use this product.

    People with any heart disease, or low or high blood pressure should not use this product.

    For general warnings, please read minoxidil side effects and finasteride side effects.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • 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. If a hair regrowth product is made of natural ingredients, does it mean that it is safer than a product made of synthetic ingredients? 

    A. No. As a matter of fact, the opposite may be even true. First of all, there is no hair growth product that is made of all natural ingredients. Secondly, natural ingredients are exposed toxic chemicals during extraction such as hexane, ethylacetate, etc. Thirdly, quality control testing of natural ingredients to detect any toxic impurities is very challenging. Most raw material suppliers never even try to test them. Fourthly, there is very limited or no safety study for the natural ingredients used in some so-called natural hair growth products. Lastly, there are numerous natural lethal stuff such as fungus, moulds, or even plants, or flowers.

  • 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 finasteride, azelaic acid, ABN complex retinol, caffeine in some formula.

    Q. How do I know if your product has the amount of minoxidil you claim?

    A. Most of our customers came to us because they were not satisfied with regular minoxidil solutions for the following reasons: The regular minoxidil solutions a) have minoxidil concentration no higher than 5%; b) do not contain other ingredients such as azelaic acid, retinol, etc.; c) take too long to dry; d) cause scalp irritation.

    We have our product tested by 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  in response to 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 PGeliminates 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. Should a 15% minoxidil with 5% azelaic acid solution be yellowish?

    A. You might have heard from somewhere that 15% minoxidil should be yellowish because of azelaic acid it. That is only partially correct. When you have very pure minoxidil and azelaic acid and compound them together, it is almost colorless when it is just compounded. The yellow color slowly develops as it ages. Even a solution with just 5% minoxidil (without azelaic acid) will change to yellowish color if it is stored long enough. Our Dualgen-15 always has the yellowish color because of the ingredient retinol in it.

     

    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 after the alcohol necessary to the base solution has penetrated.

    Q. Can I expect improved results with the higher concentrations of minoxidil? 

    A. The 5% and higher minoxidil solutions have the potential to promote regrowth of more hair and thicker hair, but they do not change the genetic properties of the hair follicles. Although the growth ((anagen) phase may be lengthened, the dormant (telogen) phase of approximately 3 months is unchanged. In order to see results, the existing thin hair shafts need to be replaced with thicker ones. This is why it usually takes between 3 and 6 months to appreciate significant hair regrowth with any concentration of minoxidil solution of 2% or greater. 

    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 more FAQ in the FAQ of the main menu. 

     

     

  • (1). If you are allergic to propylene glycol, you can choose our DualGen-15 NO PG which has the same effective ingredients as this product except that it is compounded without propylene glycol.

    (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 Wth 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. 

    (3). If you want a product with stronger DHT blocking capability, you can try Dualgen-15 With PG Plus or Dualgen-15 NO PG Plus.