Hair transplant without meds? (Photo)
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Hair Transplant Without Med?
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There is no absolute requirement to take medications. Many patients have surgery without taking Propecia or Rogaine.
Hair Transplant without meds
However, based on the photo provided, you would be a good candidate for restoration as your hair loss pattern is somewhat slowly progressing and stable. You have wavy hair which covers more than straight hair and gives a fuller appearance, and donor region should be adequate if you have not had prior procedures.
Minoxidil allows any hair to grow thicker and longer but would not be "necessary" for a transplant, your dominant donor hairs grow regardless. However, for future planning, the scalp hair you currently have could miniaturize over time requiring a second procedure to reinforce without preventative meds.
Dr Alba Reyes
59 year old is considering a hair transplant
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