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Should I Try Propecia Before a Hair Transplant?

9/29/2009 2:57:13 PM

Question:

Should I consider trying Propecia prior to a hair transplant? If so, how do I go about getting it and how much does it cost?

Answer:

Since hair transplant surgery does nothing to prevent the progression of pattern baldness, non-surgical treatments like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) are usually considered an integral part of a patient's long term hair restoration plan. If your hair loss hasn't stabilized, it would be a good idea to consider Propecia to attempt to slow down or stop its progression.

Your family doctor or a hair restoration physician can prescribe Propecia for you. To consult one of our hair loss doctors, click here.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.