Hi Doc Rassman,
my compliments for a fantastic webpage. I’m a 39-year old male, had FUE 4 weeks ago on the front of my head. So now after 4 weeks, my surgeon has prescribed 5% Minoxidil solution to be applied twice a day on the transplanted area and the crown. (Not on the sides and back he said)
From your blog here I understand that this needs to be applied lifelong? And if I stop,then whatever hair has grown/ strengthened will also fall off. In this event, is it advisable to start the minoxidil? I have already had a transplant, so is there really any need for this solution?
If I want thickness in certain areas, I can always use hair concealers like Dermatch and Toppik.
What are your thoughts about this assessment of mine?
Thanks for your help.
Once you start the medication it is generally recommended that you take it indefinitely. If you stop, the gains you see from the medication will go away. Using topical concealers is up to you.
I’m not sure how big your hair transplant procedure was, so I don’t know if the medication may be beneficial. Why don’t you ask your doctor what the Master Plan is?