Finasteride to Prevent Shock Loss After Hair Transplant

Q:

Dr. Mohebi,

I would like to thank you for the time you spent with me during my consultation.

propecia, finasteride, propecia for hair loss, hair loss medication, finasteride for hair lossYou were thorough, knowledgeable and willing to spend as much time with me as was necessary in order to answer all my numerous questions.

I would also like to thank your office staff for their friendly and courteous treatment.

I have a  question regarding the prescription for Finasteride.  Am I to begin this prescription regimen immediately, just prior to surgery, or after hair transplant surgery?

I am certain you directed me at the time, but with all the info I had to digest, I somehow forgot whatever it was you said regarding the prescription.

Thanks in advance for your time in addressing my question.

A:

I am glad you had a good experience with our office.  I always enjoy having patients who present educated questions.  Below are my responses to your recent questions:

We are prescribing finasteride to you in order to prevent shock loss in the areas at the edge of your balding area following hair transplantation.  I generally recommend starting this medication about a week before surgery so it is locked in your system and shock loss could be prevented.  You should then continue this mediation for the fist 8 months following surgery, which is the time that you are most at risk for losing hair due to shock loss.

It does not matter what time of day you use Finasteride, as long as you are sure to take it once every day.
We look forward to see you soon.

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