Minoxidil After Hair Transplant

Usually 5 percent Minoxidil is prescribed at most of the centres in India for almost one year. We have seen over the years that people who use it have their hair thickness improved by about 5 to 10 percent. Minoxidil increases the local blood supply of the skin thereby supplying more nutrition to the roots. The maintenance dose of Minoxidil is once or twice a week after one year. In our practice we have also seen that 10 to 15 percent people are allergic to it and they develop frequent itching redness and swelling. In such cases we advise them to not to use.

Which is the most common complication after hair transplant ?

Swelling around the eyes and forehead is very common after transplant. It occurs after second day and
goes off after about two days. It occurs because normal saline is injected in the forehead area during the
procedure to save the underlying nerves and vessels, And it’s that normal saline which gravitates down
and settles around the eyes and forehead. If one wears a Head Band or a Sports Band around the
forehead it’s greatly reduced.