What does the community think? Id love yo hear some in depth theories. Some have claimed a procedure with one of our surgeons in Chicago. Others claim it’s a hair piece. I can see both, but I’m leaning towards the hair piece.
Interesting! I was thinking of starting minoxidil next week for the first time in my life, and also thinking of getting a hair transplant in about 4 months. Maybe I should hold off on the Minox. I do recall now the doctor saying he would suggest the minoxidil get started 7 days after the procedure.
A fair number of doctors suggest their patients to start finasteride prior to the procedure, ideally 6 months or longer...and some say a minimum of 3 because that's the general inhibition period of the drug...and yes this is for the purposes of minimizing shock loss and optimizing the regrowth result.
Not heard of many docs suggesting to start minoxidil to minimize shock loss...most will want their patients to stop using it at least 3 months prior to the procedure.
Also, it's very important to be mindful of the fact that both drugs can potentially induce a significant shed when they are used for the first initial time.