FUE aftercare - is the patient required to use propecia/finestaride to maintain results?
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You aren't required to take Propecia or Finasteride. But be aware that there are currently no substitutions that are as effective as taking these two medications. All the other products that claim to do the same things aren't verified through scientific studies.
Hair Transplants Are Permanent But Your Other Hair Is Not...
Hair transplants are permanent but your other hair is not... therefore, ongoing medical therapy to stop male pattern hair loss is highly recommended. Non drug alternatives to oral finasteride/Propecia include PRP with placental Extracellular Matrix like BioD, hands-free low level laser therapy devices. Other options include a topical solution which contains finasteride like Formula 82F but helps avoid a systemic load of finasteride in the blood, or perhaps even a strong, non-greasy minoxidil topical like Formula 82M. Our patients sometimes just use one of the above, others prefer combination therapy depending on their routine results-tracking HairCheck measurements over time.
There are no medications "required" to maintain results. If you have issues or concerns it is best to ask your doctor.
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A good done hair transplant surgery will not need any special product to be used. Usually we advice the patients to use these products such as Minoxidil ,Rogaine, Propecia/ Finasteride to slow down the hair shedding of the existing hairs . You may consult with your surgeon for your post op care optionsAll the best
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