I had an FUE transplant 7 weeks ago, restarting minoxidil a good idea now?
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7 weeks after HT
Minoxidil After FUE
Assuming your doctor is okay with it, there's no reason to not use Minoxidil. In general, compared to Finasteride at least, stopping and starting Minoxidil is okay to do as needed. However note that you shouldn't expect it to affect the transplanted hairs, but instead help your existing natural hairs instead.
7 months post op
Shedding of the transplanted hairs in between 2-4 weeks is normal and this is a part of the procedure .Transplanted hairs start to visibly regrow between months 4-6. At month 6-9, a patient may expect to see growth for 80% of the transplants. Again, due to the random cycle of hair growth, not all grafts will start growing at the same time. Initially, the hair my be thinner and finer. It will gain length and density as it matures.
Full growth from the transplants is usually achieved at 12 months. Regarding Minoxidil it is better to consult with your surgeon
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You need to contact your doctor for medication related issues. Your doctor may have their own opinion on minoxidil.
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