Oral medication and hair transplant

Oral medication and hair transplant should go hand in hand. So much so that it’s the basis of a good ending. Without regular treatment prescribed by the doctor, the final results may be altered or not as good as expected. Therefore, it is important not to neglect dosages and to maintain consistency.

It should be noted that this medication is just as important before surgery. Many of the cases need this drug to improve and strengthen their follicles. This will increase the survival rate of the follicles. Thanks to this, a percentage close to 100% of them will grow after being implanted.

To such an extent can the pre- and post-medication be improved that, sometimes, after taking the hair transplant for several weeks, the hair transplant can be reassessed  and fewer follicular units will be needed in it. This is because gradually, and before losing the follicle indefinitely, a gradual miniaturization occurs. However, you can get that hair back with the drug.

What drugs can be prescribed?

Dr. Espinosa Custodio usually prescribes the medication against alopecia in a personalized way to each patient. After carrying out a hormonal analysis, he will compose the dosage of the medicine into a medical compound (fórmula magistral) that will be composed of one or more drugs.

Among them will be Finasteride or Dutasteride, which we can define as antiandrogens and will block different hormones that advance androgenic alopecia. On the other hand, Minoxidil is the other medication that can be used, which will help the vasodilation of the scalp, providing greater nutrients to our hair and making it stronger.


How will I know if I can take this medication?

Medication against alopecia should be prescribed by a specialist doctor. The trichologist will be the doctor specialized in this type of pathologies and who will know best what medication could help you. The patient will have to undergo a blood test that records specific hormonal values and will help the doctor formulate the best medication.

What happens if I stop taking the medication?

If the medication is stopped, there will be a misconfiguration of the transplant and a greater loss of transplanted and native hairs, in short, an increase in alopecia that will make the result of the graft a failure.

Dr. Espinosa Custodio works at Instituto Médico del Prado, his hair clinic in Madrid, and performs hair transplants in Mexico, twice a year. If you would like to make an appointment, you can contact us on +34 912 468 664, on WhatsApp +34 627 396 322 or on the contact page of our website. From Mexico you can contact us at +52 55 4590 9909.

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