Whether or not hair loss drugs such as Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) are required before, during and after hair transplant surgery is a popular topic of discussion amongst hair transplant patients and physicians alike. While some hair surgeons are true proponents of using Propecia in particular to help maintain existing natural hair and to prevent future thinning hair and hair loss, other physicians aren't so dogmatic about it. Some hair restoration physicians feel that it ultimately depends on the patient.
Ultimately, the purpose of non-surgical hair loss treatment solutions is to possibly stop the progression of male pattern baldness. Finasteride and minoxidil may even potentally stimulate some hair regrowth of miniaturizing hair. Transplanted hair is permanent whether you take hair loss medication or not.
Without medication however, hair loss may continue and as a result, subsequent hair transplant procedures may become necessary. Those who use hair loss products like Propecia and Rogaine may be able to slow down or stop their hair loss and as a result, require future surgeries.
So to answer the question how long a hair transplant patient needs to take non-surgical solutions after hair transplant surgery...the answer is, as long as you want to continue benefiting from them. Stopping the use of non-surgical solutions may result in more natural hair loss and as a result, necessitate additional hair restoration procedures.
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Bill - Managing Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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