Can Minoxidil Accelerate Growth of Hair After Hair Transplant

Use of Minoxidil  After Hair TransplantQ:

What do you think about starting Minoxidil if you want to help speed up hair growth?

 

A:

There is no evidence that minoxidil (Rogaine) can improve the growth of transplanted hair after a hair restoration surgery.  However it could minimize the risk of shock loss which is losing hair when you are transplanting close to the areas that you are supposed to lose more hair in the future. Minoxidil should be started at day four after hair transplant surgery.  We most often prescribe finasteride for our patients to prevent shock loss;  adding minoxidil to finasteride may slightly add to the positive effect of finasteride.

 

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