Will Propecia Interfere with Body Hair Transplantation (BHT)?

8/16/2009 11:28:18 PM

Question:

I don't understand. I know that body hair transplantation (BHT) should be a last resort. However, I read that Propecia can stop BHT from being effective. So my question is simple: Does Propecia Prevent BHT from being effective?

Answer:

I too heard that Propecia (finasteride) can cause a decrease in the amount of overall body hair we have. Whether or not this is legend or known fact however, I'm not sure.

If this is true, I would imagine that the best course of action for those considering body hair transplants (BHT) while on Propecia would be to use Propecia for a year first to see what effect it has on body hair. Remaining healthy body hair after a years use is probably most likely resilient and depending on caliber, may be viable hair for transplanting. Those considering BHT should discuss this concern with an experienced hair restoration physician who specializes in BHT.

Now whether or not BHT is efficient in general is another topic altogether. In my opinion, it's better to deplete the scalp donor supply first and use BHT as filler hair.


Comments:

 Add a Comment to this article . Note that all comments are moderated, so will not show immediately
  • *Name:

  • Headline/Title of your comment (50 character limit)
  • Your Email

    (will not be published)

  •  

  • Please keep your comments relevant, links are not permitted within the comment.

  • Inappropriate, or purely promotional comments may be removed.


    Comment on this article:

    All Articles by Bill Seemiller

    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.