What Are Some of the Supplements That Are Taken After a Hair Transplant?

Is there an effective lotion or medication that can speed up hair growth after a transplant?

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No medications to speed up hair growth

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There are no medications to speed up hair growth.  There are no lotions to speed up hair growth.  There is only time.  It usually takes 6 to 12 months to see results.

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Supplements after a hair transplant

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You can take whatever you want. There are no supplements required after a hair transplant if it was done right. 

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Propecia After Hair Transplant

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Some people take Propecia (finasteride) to speed up hair growth after hair transplant surgery, though this is not necessary in most cases. To encourage healthy hair growth, it is always important to mind your overall wellness. Get sufficient sleep, consume a balanced diet, take a daily mutli-vitamin, and get regular exercise to help blood circulation.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Supplements after hair transplants

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One of the scientifically proven products is rogaine.  It can be applied starting a month after hair transplant to increase blood flow to follicles. Laser combs are also available which try to increase blood flow as well. 

Jack Fisher, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon

Supplements after hair transplantation surgery

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Try to maintain a diet rich in Folic Acid, Biotin, Zinc, Niacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E.  We also recommend, especially for younger patients, topical minoxidil and the oral medication Propecia.  Be sure to check in with your hair transplant surgeon to learn about the risks and benefits of these medications.  Propecia requires a prescription and topical minoxidil (Rogaine) is over-the-counter. 

Allan J. Parungao, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Drugs used after hair transplantation

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Several of the mecications used following hair transplant surgery will maintain a healthy grafted head of hair.  The drugs are Rogaine which slows down the  loss of grafted hair, keeping the  healthy hair follicles  in a steady level of  survival.  The second medication is Propecia, which diminishes the level of a form of testosterone that  can cause hair follicles to be lost and thus introduce hair thinning.    The combination of these two medications, combined with the early use of a copper containing hair spray that is used immediately after the grafting procedure during the first few days will all help to maintain good hair growth.


Good luck.  Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon

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