We only request using Rogaine for the first 6 weeks following surgery since this is the most vulnerable period of time for shock and fall out of hair. After 6 weeks, the individual can decide if they want to continue to apply Rogaine.
How many days after hair transplant can I use Minoxidil?
Minoxidil should be stopped 2 days prior to surgery and resumed 7 days afterward. For those who are not going to use minoxidil long term but only for the above-stated reasons, Dr. Lam would recommend to continue it once a day for 6 to 12 weeks following the procedure if possible.
Can I stop Minoxidil after hair transplant?
Minoxidil is not mandatory after a hair transplant. Some patients don’t need it, while others undergo a hair transplant to avoid using long-term medications. Minoxidil is only used as a complementary adjunctive therapy post-transplant.
How long does Minoxidil take to show results?
Generally speaking, it takes about 8 weeks of consistent use to start to see results with minoxidil. After 4 months of use, you should start to see the end of hair loss and start to see hair growth. If it’s been 4 months and you’re still seeing hair shedding, it may not be related to minoxidil.
When does transplanted hair begin to grow?
Transplanted Hair Grows Like Normal Hair
But the transplanted follicles will grow hair and you should expect about a half an inch of growth per month. Every patient is different, but generally, you should start seeing new hair begin to appear in about three to five months as you enter the Anagen phase.
What is better minoxidil or finasteride?
“Finasteride is by far the more clinically effective medication compared to minoxidil,” Gary Linkov, MD, of City Facial Plastics in New York City tells WebMD Connect to Care. Linkov does caution that finasteride can cause sexual side effects such as decreased semen and reduced sexual desire.
Are grafts secure after 5 days?
You need to be very cautious for the first two weeks after hair transplantation. This is because grafts are not fixated immediately after transplantation. After 2 to 5 days, if any bandages are placed, they can be removed, but don’t touch the grafts.
Are grafts secure after 10 days?
After 2 to 5 days: any bandages can usually be removed, but you should not touch the grafts. Day 6: you should be able to wash your hair gently by hand. After 10 to 14 days: any non-dissolvable stitches can usually be removed . After a few weeks: the transplanted hair will often fall out, and later start to grow back.
How can I speed up healing after hair transplant?
Sleep at a 45-degree angle, slightly propped up for the first three nights post-procedure to help speed healing. Taking an anti-inflammatory or other pain medication prescribed by Dr. Niedbalski will help minimize swelling and irritation. A bag of frozen peas or cold pack can also help soothe the area.
When does redness from hair transplant?
How long does the redness last? Many patients may find that their redness is completely gone after 2 weeks. As your scalp starts to heal the redness should reduce. Most hair transplants heal quickly within 10-14 days.
How do you use Rogaine for best results?
FOR BEST RESULTS:
- Use only the recommended dosage of half a capful twice a day.
- Ensure your scalp is completely dry before applying.
- Allow the foam to air dry before following your normal styling routine.
- Follow the package insert for full directions and product information.