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“Worried About Hair Loss of Existing Hair Following Transplant”

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Name: Murray

Question: I am 3 months post op hair transplant. Some hair is coming in and it looks promising, however my concern is with my existing hair. Every time I look in the mirror the sides of my hair seem to be slipping away. I am presently just using minoxidil as I did not get on with propecia.

Answer: Hi, Murray. In order to both maintain the regrowth from your hair transplant and to protect your existing hair from male pattern baldness it is important to follow a proactive treatment course.

Minoxidil DropperWhilst a combination course of finasteride 1mg and minoxidil is generally preferable, there are minoxidil-only options available which may work for your hair loss.

You do not say what type you are using, however, we would recommend you contact Belgravia for details of the high strength minoxidil formulations available. We recommend these in particular as being especially effective for stubborn areas of thinning such as a receding hairline and the temple areas, which is what we assume you mean by the sides of your hair as only the top of the head is affected by genetic hair loss.

If you are experiencing hair loss from the sides of your scalp this may indicate a separate hair loss condition. Telogen Effluvium – which displays as thinning across the entire scalp – may be a consideration as, although this is predominantly found in women, it can occur around three months after a stressful event and is known to sometimes affect people following surgery. As such, we advise you to visit a specialist who will be able to both diagnose you and provide you with a list of personalised treatment recommendations, including not only key medications but also complementary hair growth boosters to help your hair reach its potential.


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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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