Will Taking Propecia Improve Donor Area Density Enough To Allow Hair Transplant?August 4th, 2010
Q: Is it recommended to wait for 1 year after starting Propecia, when the effect of the medication kicks in and improves density of donor area, and then perform the surgery?
A: Propecia will not affect the donor area, as this area is generally not impacted by the miniaturizing (thinning) effects of DHT –- the hormone that Propecia blocks. The purpose of waiting the year is to possibly regrow hair in the recipient area. If regrowth is significant, a hair transplant may not be necessary. If a person’s hair loss is extensive and there is little chance that Propecia will grow a significant amount of hair back to give a satisfactory improvement, then waiting the year is unnecessary.
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Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: DHT, DHT Blockers, Donor Area, Donor Area Resistance to DHT, Extensive Baldness, Hair Loss, Hair Loss Medication, Hair Loss Medication Effects On Donor Area, Propecia (Finasteride), Propecia Before Hair Transplant Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on August 4th, 2010 at 9:10 am