Rogaine and Propecia are popular medications men turn to in the early stages of hair loss. While both of these medications do have their uses, they are not a magic fix, and patients who have undergone body hair transplant using Follicular Unit Extraction should be aware of all issues involved in their use.

Rogaine only targets hair loss in your crown area, not the front of your head, which is where you’re probably most worried about losing hair. It seems to be most effective for people under 40 dealing with recent hair loss. It does not restore receding hairlines or cure baldness, and whatever impact it does have in stopping hair loss ends within a few months of discontinuing use. In general, your mileage may vary with this medication.

Propecia slows down thinning hair and can even fill balding areas of your scalp with new hair, which makes it a helpful tool in keeping the area around your transplant looking nice. But patients who have undergone body hair transplant with Follicular Unit Extraction should approach this medication with caution, and only after consulting with an expert transplant surgeon, because of concerns over the potential impact of Propecia on transplanted body hair.