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Question: Do I need to use minoxidil after a hair transplant procedure?
Answer: If you were using minoxidil before the hair transplant procedure and the cause of the hair loss is genetic, pattern baldness, we recommend to continue any hair loss prevention treatment after the procedure as well - once the grafts heal, of course. A hair transplant is one of the most permanent and natural solutions for hair loss, but it does not insure that it will stop future hair loss - it's simply genetics that is causing this (dihydrotestosterone). We recommend continuing a prevention treatment to prevent future hair loss even after your hair transplant. If DHT is still present in your system or is attacking the hair follicles, there is a chance it might cause hair loss in the future - making it beneficial to use minoxidil after a hair transplant procedure.
Of course, a surgeon must determine first that you are a good candidate for a hair transplant procedure as well. Typically in the earlier stages of hair loss, it is recommended to first begin some sort of prevention treatment regimen before considering hair transplant surgery. Minoxidil is a vasodilator so it will increase blood flow on the scalp and if you are prone to hair loss generally, minoxidil will help with growth and hair loss prevention after a hair transplant.