Que: I had a hair transplant with 6500 grafts and it’s been almost 14 months. I had been asked by my doctor to use Minoxidil, but I am wondering if I can stop now. I use it only once a night, but I am scared that if I stop using it, I might end up losing my hair. What should I do?

Ans: Male pattern baldness is a progressive condition, which is why even after a hair transplant, we ask our patients to continue using Minoxidil. Ideally, you should continue to use it, because it will only help with the maintenance of the hair. However, if your doctor has told you that you are at a higher grade of hair loss, and there are no more hair to lose, then you could probably stop. You can be assured that transplanted hair will not fall off.

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