Hair restoration using oral or topical medications that contain finasteride and minoxidil can be an effective way to treat hair loss. The medications can be used alone or in conjunction with hair transplantation to achieve a desired result.
Medications take time to work, usually 6 months to a year. In the first few months they may cause shedding, so one needs to be patient and continue to use the medication. The effects will wear off if the drugs are discontinued and the patient will soon revert to the degree of hair loss they would have had if they had not used the medications at all.
Recovery time: None