View Full Version : Why use propecia or finasteride before surgery?

05-21-2013, 03:48 PM
So I'm reading that many doctors and people tend to suggest that, if you're relatively young (20's), you take propecia to stabilize your hair loss. This is basically one hell of an expensive medication that you take orally once a day.

Doctors typically suggest using this for a year or more before you want a transplant, but I don't get that. If you're taking meds to regrow hair or halt MPB before a transplant, won't that mean that you'll be less bald when you get your transplant? Or if not less bald, your hair loss will be stabilized, but then what happens when you discontinue propecia? I mean, I'm sure no one wants to take that for life.

Shouldn't you let your hair loss progress as much as possible and allow native hair to fall even after the first transplant in order to better see where the new hairs need to go?

05-21-2013, 05:01 PM
So that your hair loss is stabilized before surgery. Otherwise, you could bald behind the transplanted hair.

05-21-2013, 05:27 PM
Generic Propecia isn't expensive brah.

05-21-2013, 06:38 PM
Finasteride is so cheap, I get if for free.

I don't know when the pharmacy stopped charging me out of pocket cash for generic 5mg fin, I think it was 2011 that my insurance started paying it. Even if you don't get it for free, it's something like $8-15? for 30 - 5mg, which lasts you 4 months.

There's no point in getting a hair transplant if you aren't even going to address the root cause of the hair loss and stabilize it. Unless you get a futuristic, hair cloned transplant with 20-30,000 grafts which would set you up for life, your hair loss will always progress and you're just gonna have to keep going back for more hair transplants to compensate for the MPB affected hairs that will keep falling.

05-22-2013, 06:40 AM
Why address your stupid eating habits and misunderstanding of nutrition if you're just going to get bariatric surgery?

Same idea.