Adjuvant therapy can be divided into short term or continuous
Short Term Therapy
Rational of Use:
Although occipital donor hair does not respond to oral 5α-reductase blockers,their growth can be stimulated by a hair-growth-promoting agents such as capixyl , minoxidil etc .
Benefits of Minoxidil
Convert donor resting follicles into active follicles. Hairs are more visible and available for harvesting.
Promote hair growth in the transplanted areas.
Reduce hair shedding in both donor and recipient sites after transplant.
Benefits of hair growth Serum:
Strengthens, protects and anchors the hair follicles
Reduces micro inflammation: reduced hair damage
Prevents re-occurrence of hair problems
How to Use:
Rub gently on the affected area of scalp with finger tips
Use about 1-2 ml or as required by individual
Use continuously for optimum results
Biochanin-A & Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 And Capixyl is a biomimetic peptide , amino acids combined with a red clover extract . Based on the combined and synergistic action of its two ingredients, Capixyl targets directly three contributing factors in hair loss. It prevents hair miniaturization, favors a better hair anchoring, and reduces inflammation, an aggravating factor in hair loss.
Who Should Consider Short Term Adjuvant Therapy.
Younger males with diffuse thinning
Those receiving transplants in the whorl area (vertex)
Patients with existing fine hair in the recipient area.
All women, as women have a certain extent of temporary shedding of transplanted hair as well as existing hair. This “Shock Loss” is a form of telogen effluvium.
How to Use Minoxidil.
Use 5% Minoxidil topical lotion.
Start at least 1-2 months before procedure to be effective.
Apply to donor and recipient sites once or twice daily.
Stop minoxidil 3 days prior to surgery
Resume use on day 10 after surgery
Continue for a minimum of 6 months
Rational of Use
Hair loss due to AGA progresses if left untreated. Further loss of existing hair degrades surgical results over time, so the preservation of hair with adjunctive therapy can play a role in sustaining the cosmetic benefits of surgery.
Growth of existing hair gives good results after just 1 or 2 transplant sessions, potentially avoiding multiple sessions
Slowing down miniaturization of existing hair helps to maintain satisfactory coverage, avoiding the need for further sessions to add on density
Who Should Consider Continuous Adjuvant Therapy
Women with diffuse thinning
Younger males with strong family history of advance AGA
Those planning hairline transplant but already have thinning crown
Patients with existing fine hair in the recipient area
Those with very limited donor hair
How to Use:
For Female – Only 5% Minoxidil topical lotion
For Male – Both 5% Minoxidil topical lotion and Finasteride can be used as usual.