Will I Need Medication If I Have A Hair Transplant?
31st March 2021
A hair transplant is the only way to restore a hairline in the long term, but there are important factors to consider when it comes to its overall success.
A hair transplant doesn’t mean that you won’t lose any hair in the future, so it’s essential to consider future hair loss patterns. Even after having a transplant, if your hair continues to recede, you could be left with a grafted area where the surrounding hair has fallen out, leaving a patchy result. This is why we exercise caution when it comes to treating those of a younger age, who may still see many more years of hair loss.
Preserving your hair is crucial so that you minimise the need for any further hair transplants in the future. Medication is a good way to prevent future hair loss and, in some cases, the success of a transplant increases by taking the right medication alongside it.
What medication is available?
Finasteride, usually branded as Propecia or Proscar, is available in tablet form and Minoxidil, usually branded as Regaine or Rogaine, is a topical medication available in spray, drops, lotion and foam form. Minoxidil tablets are also an option but usually prescribed off-label as they are not licenced for the purpose of treating hair loss. These are the only clinically proven medications shown to reduce long term hair loss.
How do they work?
Hair loss is triggered when testosterone converts to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which causes hair thinning, then eventually hair loss as the follicles become shorter over time. Finasteride tablets inhibit this conversion of testosterone to DHT, slowing down or even stopping the process of hair loss in cases of male pattern baldness.
The latest studies show that when Minoxidil is applied to the scalp it improves the length and thickness of shrinking follicles, slowing down the thinning process. Studies show there’s an 80% possibility of slowing down or even stopping hair loss in men and women. In a very small percentage of people, it’s even shown to cause some terminal hair re-growth.
For any individual undergoing hair transplant surgery, the benefits and potential side effects of using hair loss medication need to be discussed to ensure the right treatment choice is made.
Hair Transplantation by Turkey Hair Expert
Turkey Hair Expert provides high quality and safe hair transplant in Turkey at its contracted premier clinic, using the most advanced techniques and technologies. With a patient-centric and ethical approach, Turkey Hair Expert offers high-quality hair transplantation in Turkey with its experienced doctors and medical team.
For 3 years we have been chosen as the best hair transplant clinic in Istanbul (2016-2017-2018). Since our foundation we have dedicated all our knowledge and skills to hair transplantation, becoming true leaders in the sector.
As Turkey Hair Expert we are proud to offer competence and professionalism to patients from all over the world, who choose the experience of Dr.Emine Karabash, Dr.Mustafa Yilmaz and the highly qualified team of professionals.
At first I had some nerves surrounding the procedure, however, these were soon gone when reassured by the professional staff. So much so I came back for a second hair transplant. The procedure was painless and was completed on the same day, allowing for visible results with minimal scarring.
- James Elliott -
I came to Turkey Hair Expert clinic for hair transplant. From the start to finish everything was very professional. I received great service. The experience was outstanding.
- Allen Jones -
I recently underwent a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert and the care and attention that I received were outstanding. They cover everything for you and booked everything but the flights. They are all extremely friendly and make you feel welcome from start to finish. Definitely, recommend.
- Wayne Bennett -
I travelled to Turkey for a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert and was blown away by the facilities and the caring staff that were there upon my arrival. The result I am beginning to see are amazing and have fully restored my confidence. Definitely my top recommendation.
- Angar Safi -
I found out about the services provided by Turkey Hair Expert through a friend who had previously had the procedure done with them. I found the service to be highly professional with high-quality results, I would recommend this service to anyone.
- Oliver Lewis -
Turkey Hair Expert has helped to make the hair transplant more affordable to those who need them and the staff are amazing. They are on hand every step of the way and will answer any questions that you may have. – Definitely, recommend this service to all.
- Darren Thomas -
I came to Turkey to have a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert. I had a large number of graphs done and the time flew by. The process was seamless with an extremely high level of care. I highly recommend this service to all. Thanks, Longevita.
- Leon Hazlewood -
The overall experience with Turkey Hair Expert has exceeded my expectations. The surgery was painless and undergone in a professional manor and the results are outstanding. Extremely happy!
- David Miller -
I could not be happier with the results of my FUE hair transplant. The experience was outstanding and the accommodation, as well as the overall location, was beautiful. Definitely, use this service for a hair transplant!
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Very good experience with Turkey Hair Expert. Extremely well organised, professional and helpful. Couldn’t recommend them more if you’re thinking about hair and beard transplant.
- Nick Roth-
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