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Finasteride/dutasteride and stopping medications before hair transplant

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You'd have to check with your doctor.

If you are on it already you may want to stay with it if it's working.


Restarting meds post-op can lead to sheds.

go dense or go home


Unbiased advice and opinions based on 25 plus years of researching and actual experience with hair loss, hair restoration via both FUT & FUE, SMP, scalp issues including scalp eczema & seborrheic dermatitis and many others


HSRP10's favorite FUT surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr Hasson, Dr. Rahal

HSRP10's favorite FUE surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Couto

(*indicates actual experience with doctor)

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Hi Transhair


I take Dut and will carry on taking it as normal. The Dr im using advised me to take Fin through out and Minox up to two weeks prior to Ht.


On another note i ran low of dut ie spaced out my pills then went two weeks without, upon restarting i seemed to have had a little better response and put this down to becoming tolerant to the drug, therefore a rest has helped.

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Fue and it would be regardless to what surgery as Fin/Dut inhibits DHT the major part of hairloss. Not sure why surgeons advise to take it and minox prior to surgery for people that dont take or use these drugs.

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I remember reading a post recently where one of the contributors mentioned that he had stopped finasteride before the HT in order to give the surgeon a "true representation" of his current state of hair loss. I tried to search for that thread but couldn't find it, sorry

Paulygon is a former patient of Dr. Parsa Mohebi


My regimen includes:

HT #1 2710 grafts at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration in Los Angeles in 2012

Rogaine foam 2x daily, since 2012 (stopped ~10/2015)

Finasteride 1.25mg daily, since 2012 (stopped ~12/2015)


HT #2 3238 grafts at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration in Los Angeles in Jun. 2016

Started Rogaine and Propecia in July. 2016 after being off of them for about a year.

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