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Will MSM Help Jump Start Early Hair Growth After a Hair Transplant?

3/4/2008 9:58:39 AM

Question:

I know that the transplanted hair sheds 2-4 weeks after hair transplant surgery and then starts to grow typically around the 3 month mark. However, I've read that MSM might help jump start early transplanted hair growth? Is this true? If so, was is the approximate dosage I should take?

Answer:

MSM stands for Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane and is also known as Dimethyl-Sulfone. Many hair transplant patients have found benefit in taking MSM after hair restoration surgery as it is said to help hair (and nails) grow stronger and healthier. However, it is a misconception to think that MSM helps to jump start early transplanted hair growth. Instead, the benefits of MSM after hair replacement surgery are mostly for those patients who have their remaining natural hair shaved by the hair restoration physician for surgery. MSM might help the natural hair that was shaved grow back faster lessening the awkward stages after a hair transplant.  Those who take MSM typically take 3000mg daily - 1500mg twice a day.

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