Rogaine after an FUE Procedure
I Recommend my patients to start Rogaine Foam 14 days after their FUE procedure as long as the scalp is not irritated and you have healed well from your procedure. I would recommend limiting your intense workout to a moderate work out for another 1-2 weeks.
Use of Rogaine (minoxidil) after a hair transplant
I generally tell patients that if they were on minoxidil before the transplant and they have original hair that they were treating, they should wait for 2 weeks before restarting the minoxidil. After about 3 days, you can do all of the exercises you want to do with no limitations after an FUE procedure.
You should be able to use Rogaine and exercise after 14 days. However, you doctor may have a different opinion.
FUE - Rogaine and Exercise
It is generally a good practice to share those questions with your hair transplant surgeon who know the details of your procedure and your past history. However, as a general rule, there is no contraindication for staring Rogaine after the first week from a hair transplant. That is the time that the healing of recipient area is almost complete.
I generally don't restrict exercise after FUE hair transplants except for the first week unless you are into contact sports that you may want to wait for a month.
I have been performing follicular extraction transplantation
using NeoGraft® and ARTAS® for the past five to seven years. In general, I advise patients they can start
using vasodilators such as Rogaine® by six weeks postoperatively. In addition, I tell most patients they have
to wait approximately one month to start intense workouts to ensure stable
neovascularization and graft healing.
Following these conservative postoperative instructions, most
patients achieve excellent results and do not compromise their postoperative
I hope this information has been of some assistance and best
R. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Your hair transplant surgeon should answer these questions. There is a variance between one practice and another and only your surgeon would know if there are variations to your procedure that would dictate your activities and use of products.