Am going for FUE at the end of this month. Doc says its better to stop smoking one week before and two weeks after surgery so that maximum oxygen is carried in capillaries. is this true?
Also, anything else I need to check on or ask before going?
Doc told me no need to take finpecia for shock loss, but would it help if i took it 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery?
I am 39 (40 in a few months). If I have my HT in 2 weeks, when should I start and stop propecia to minimize shock loss?
Also, at my age, is propecia helpful?
Smoking may be deleterious to graft growth and your health, so I would always advise against it.
Finasteride (Propecia) is a lifelong medication and generally people start taking it before the surgery as recommended by their doctors. The need for Propecia reflects your risk for accelerated balding. This is a judgment call based upon the doctor’s experience with your level of balding and miniaturization. The more miniaturization, the higher the risk. In other words, I don’t know about your hair loss, so I don’t know if Propecia will be helpful.