IN WHICH SITUATIONS ARE MEDICAL TREATMENTS FOR HAIR LOSS RECOMMENDED AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY?
Medical treatment after hair transplantation
Common male pattern baldness is a genetic development that can be slowed down with medication. However, as a last resort, men who are prone to hair loss and who cannot get a satisfactory result through chemistry prefer hair implants. The relatively expensive but very effective operation can be optimized in some cases by taking anti-hair loss drugs.
Getting Propecia After Hair Transplantation
Among the chemical treatments used to combat hair loss, Propecia® is the most widely used. Its active ingredient is Finasteride. This molecule contributes to the lowering of DHT levels in the blood. DHT, short for dihydrotestosterone, is a form of testosterone converted by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. Having too much DHT locally accelerates hair loss.
Prescribing Propecia therefore makes it possible to slow down or stop primary hair loss by lowering the DHT level, resulting in a gradual re-intensification of areas of posterior baldness in some cases. However, Propecia has no effect on the transplanted hair. Transplanted hair always grows permanently even if Propecia is not taken. However, taking the molecule at the rate of one milligram per day after a transplant can help intensify the natural hair areas surrounding the hair transplant area. This helps protect the hair and contributes to an even more satisfying result. Combination, hair transplantation and Finasteride taking for more than 6 months after the operation is especially effective in men suffering from androgenetic alopecia.
Treatments against postoperative effects
Hair transplantation performed by a specialist is a risk-free operation, it weakens the postoperative results very little and takes a very short time. However, some medications are prescribed as a precaution and to relieve the patient when the effects of anesthesia have passed and during the recovery period.
The physician may prescribe antibiotics especially to avoid the risk of infection, and this treatment should be followed until the end.
When hair implants involve the front of the head, swelling in the forehead and eyes may occur 2 days after the procedure and can quickly disappear without any consequences. The practitioner sometimes prescribes an anti-inflammatory to protect the transplanted area or to reduce the swelling that has already appeared.
Traditional analgesic tablets may be prescribed to relieve tension due to scarring.