For Hair Transplant Best Results?

im 26 guy from india, just did my HT in FUE with almost 1800-2000 grafts? by reading many positive and negative results of HT im bit scared about results now. i have some quetion . plz ur comment on it should be thankful 1 should i continue taking (dutasteride/avodart) for more good results? 2. only taking avodart is sufficient or should i use monoxidil also? 3. should i minoxidil on planted hairs?? 4. if i discontinue the course, hair fall occur more rapidly , why so ?? thanks in advance

Doctor Answers 5

26 year old post hair transplant

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The drug dutasteride or finasteride (Finpecia in India) should be taken after a hair transplant to prevent shock loss which is common in 26 year olds without the drug

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Medications for Best Hair Transplant Results

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This is something you should have already talked about extensively with your surgeon. Since he/she knows your case well, along with your medical and family history, your surgeon would be best to advise you about medication use moving forward. To address your questions, DHT-prohibiting agents should help prevent hair loss post-transplant, but at my clinic we recommend finasteride and minoxidil usage, not dutasteride. Both finasteride and minoxidil can be used at once, and the latter can be used on transplanted as well as native hair.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Medical Treatments for Hair Loss after Transplantation

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Other than ultra hair (multivitamin with biotin) and codliver oil gelcaps, I customize each patient's additional medical care to their personal history and condition. One of my patients who is a physician stated.."I would like do all I can to maintain my existing hair and preserve my implants."M.Lyons,MD

Michael B. Lyons, MD, FACS
Mobile Facial Plastic Surgeon

Medications after hair transplant

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In general, the drugs you asked about are helpful in slowing or preventing more hair loss thereby making the transplant look better than otherwise. Only your surgeon should advise you about medication. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

You had the surgery already so you just have to wait.

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You had the surgery already so you just have to wait.  Reading Internet forums or posts will cause more anxiety and confusion.  You trusted your doctor and went ahead with the surgery.  Be patient.  You will see results in 6 to 12 months.  If you are considering the use of medications, always check with your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

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