Natural Hair Vitamins
Natural Hair Vitamins: Can they help transplanted hair grow?
Hi Dr. Mohebi
Hope you are doing well. I am 3 weeks after my hair transplantation with you. I have two questions about two products after my hair transplantation. The first is the Hair Essentials? Can I buy and use this product now? Is it going to help my hair growth? Also, I will go to a party next week, I was wondering if I can use Toppik and use it for that night. I don’t know if it is going to be harmful on my hair?
I am doing great, thanks for asking. It’s good to know you are doing well after your surgery and enjoying an active social life. Your questions are good ones and may help other readers. I will answer them in the order you asked.
Hair Essentials are vitamin and herbal supplements that declare it will assist with hair growth. There are no significant medical research studies verifying this vitamin formula as a sufficient hair growth simulator. As you know it is the effect of DHT on your hair follicles that attributed to your hair loss. It was not the lack of vitamins. Hair Essentials product has Saw Palmetto which is a DHT blocker and is used by some patients. However, I believe the finasteride which I prescribed for you is approved by the FDA because it is a well researched and verified DHT blocker.
Toppik is a product that reduces the look of baldness by reducing the contrast between your scalp and hair color. Using it on this special occasion is a solution while you are waiting for your transplanted hairs to start to grow. I hope this helps and I look forward to your follow up in the future.