I am 6 weeks post op. I received 1500 fu’s and earlier punch graft work repaired. Other than some minor shock loss in the donor area, I seem to be healing fine for 6 weeks. My question is this; I have never used Propecia or Minoxidil before. I am curious if 5% Minoxidil would speed up and/or enhance grafts. It states that Minoxidil only works in the vertex area. Would that not apply to recipient area on the top of my head? After all, the grafts were taken from below the vertex. Also, I’m using Mederma for scarring from old plug extraction on crown. Is it wise or safe to use Mederma and Minoxidil at the same time? I have purchased the Minoxidil, but have not used it yet. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
The donor hair will not be affected by Minoxidil so I do not recommend its use after a hair transplant. I generally put people on Propecia if they are young and in the balding process at almost any stage, as hair transplants can accelerate any hair loss process that is active. Mederma is an over-the-counter herbal medication that is recommended for (1) old scars, and (2) new scars. Its claims include that it softens the scars. It has no defined scientific benefit that I know of. I suspect that it is safe, but I do not have first hand knowledge about it.