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Undergoing Hair Transplant Surgery Without Taking Non-Surgical Hair Loss Solutions

5/23/2017 3:40:22 PM

Since hair transplant surgery does nothing to stop the progression of pattern baldness, hair restoration physicians may provide warnings against undergoing hair transplantation without medical intervention.

Those concerned about the potential side effects that are associated with Propecia (finasteride), the most effective and only antiandrogen (DHT blocker) proven to stop hair loss may want to consider alternative hair loss treatments. These solutions may help to slow down the balding process even though they aren't scientifically proven. Topical ketoconazole based treatments such as Extina foam (prescription only) and Nizoral or Revita shampoos could be a viable alternative to finasteride. Some balding men who have experienced side effects using oral finasteride have also experienced marginal benefit from using it topically without acquiring any of the side effects associated with taking it orally. Other alternatives include Crinagen or Revivogen, topical solutions conjectured to reduce the amount of DHT in the scalp. DHT is the hormone responsible for the male pattern baldness.

Rogaine (minoxidil) is the only other FDA approved product and the only growth stimulant proven to stop hair loss.

Some hair restoration physicians will be willing to work with patients even if they're not using medical treatments. But, men and women considering surgical hair restoration need to be fully aware of the risks ahead of time and understand that they'll never have enough donor hair to provide them with a full head of hair.

Written and Published By,

Bill Seemiller - Managing Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog