No. Unfortunately, minoxidil does not work on a receding hairline and is approved for use on the “vertex” or the top of the scalp only. Also, once hair loss covers too large an area and persisted for too long, minoxidil is less likely to be beneficial. The younger the patient and the sooner it is started the better the results. That is the case with most conditions and hair loss is no exception. Also, minoxidil works better when used together with finasteride, an oral medication approved for androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness.