After a Hair Transplant, Should I Use Propecia or Rogaine or Both?July 8th, 2008
Q: I recently had a hair transplant about a month ago. Currently I’m on Propecia and I am a stickler to taking it at the same time every day. I don’t, however, use Rogaine namely because I fear the irritation it can possibly cause will halt graft growth and because I’ve heard that the grafts and post surgical shock loss hair will return without its use. Is it ok to use only Propecia post-surgically? Or would adding Rogaine be of any significant benefit?
A: I would definitely stay on Propecia and, if you like, you can add Rogaine – it may have a little additional benefit. The new 5% foam formulation is less irritating and can be started a week after the hair transplant.
The only problem with Rogaine is compliance. If you think that you will use it long-term, it is worth using. If, however, you think that you will get tired of it and stop, then it is not worth starting.
Any shedding with either medication is temporary and usually indicates that the drug is working.Related Posts:
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- Does Propecia Work for Life or Does it Stop Working Over Time?
- Is Propecia and/or Rogaine Mandatory after a Hair Transplant?
- Do Propecia (Finasteride) and Rogaine (Minoxidil) Work on Front of the Scalp?
Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: Hair Loss Medication, Multiple Medications, Post-op, Propecia (Finasteride), Rogaine (Minoxidil), Rogaine Foam, Shedding at Start of Treatment with Medication, Shock Fall Out, Shock Loss Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on July 8th, 2008 at 7:04 am