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. Obviously you recognise this as you are clearly taking steps to deal with the hair loss surrounding the new grafts.
You do not say what type you are using, however, we would recommend you contact Belgravia for a consultation and to discuss whether the high strength minoxidil is the optimum choice for you, given various formulations are available.
If you are experiencing hair loss from the sides of your scalp this may indicate a separate – temporary – 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.
It may also simply be the initial hairs shedding as part of the post-hair restoration settling in period, given this is quite common and it can take 12 to 18 months for the final results of a hair transplant to become established.
Given the numerous possibilities – and solutions – we advise you to visit a specialist who will be able to both diagnose the cause of your shedding and provide you with personalised treatment recommendations, including not only key medications but also supplementary hair growth supporting products.
The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.