Do I need to wait until I stop losing hair before I get a transplant?

Question: I have been procrastinating coming in for a consultation for a hair transplant but every day I wash more hair down the drain. Do I need to wait until I stop losing hair before I get a transplant?

Answer: Hair loss is an ongoing process, so there is no need to wait for it to stop prior to consultation for hair transplantation. In fact, it can be useful to discuss hair loss earlier because it is possible to slow the process with medical therapy, such as finasteride Propecia). It can also be helpful to learn about the hair transplantation procedure and discuss potential outcomes with an experienced surgeon based on the patient’s specific balding pattern.

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