What are the benefits of using minoxidil after hair transplantation and how long is it used for?

The theory is that minoxidil, the genetic form of Rogaine, used after hair transplantation has a benefit in helping to prevent shock hair loss of the pre-existing hairs in the transplanted area.

It is generally recommended that the patient start using minoxidil between three and seven days following the procedure in the region where the grafts were placed. It is thought that by increasing the circulation in the scalp in the region where the transplants occurred might help to prevent fallout or shock loss of any pre-existing hairs in that area. It is recommended minoxidil be used for approximately one month following the procedure.

Patients who already used minoxidil prior to the hair transplantation procedure, may return to their normal usage following the procedure.

Posted by: Dr. Charles