Before Hair Transplant, How Long Should I Use Propecia?April 14th, 2006
Q: I am 28 years old and was told that I have early Norwood Class 3 hair loss. I want to have a hair transplant but my doctor told me to use Propecia for 6 months and then come back to discuss surgery. I don’t want to wait that long, what should I do?
A: Actually, you should wait a full year. If you are an Early Norwood Class 3, the Propecia can work so well (in actually growing hair back) that you may not even need a hair transplant. The important point is that Propecia only starts working at 3-6 months and during this time there may actually be some shedding as the new growing hair literally pushes out the old.
A hair transplant performed at 6 months may not only be unnecessary, but growth from the medication may be attributed to the hair restoration surgery. I suggest to wait and see what the medication can do before going for hair restoration surgery.Related Posts:
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Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: Hair Loss Medication, Hair Restoration Surgery, Norwood Class 3 Hair Loss, Norwood Hair Loss Classification, Propecia (Finasteride), Propecia Before Hair Transplant, Propecia Duration, Shedding on Propecia Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on April 14th, 2006 at 1:10 pm