If you are about to undergo the hair transplant procedure and have never tried DHT blocking medication in the past it can be tempting to start it prior to your surgery date to monitor for side effects.
This is each persons individual choice, but at Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery we often recommend waiting until post-surgery to start the medication. This gives us a look at the strongest natural hair which is the hair we want to relocate during the procedure.
This is amplified for patients addressing the forward hairline. This hair is the first line of defense and needs to be the strongest and longest lasting hair because it is the most visible when standing face to face with someone. If we are transplanting hair that won’t last it’s almost defeating the purpose of the hair transplant in the first place.