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What to Expect After Four Months from Hair Transplantation

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

We had a patient from a different hair restoration clinic that had a few concerns about his hair transplant results. He underwent hair transplant in September of 2008 and mentions that sometime in November he started trimming his hair avoiding the transplanted area and then started trimming all areas to help him monitor his progress. He also stated that he has curly hair which can make it relatively hard to really notice his growth. He fears that because he never asked how many grafts he had received that maybe he had less done than he had hoped for.

He asks, “Does transplanted hair regrow at different rates?”. Generally, transplanted hair goes through a few changes. First, the transplanted hairs will shed in about 9 out of 10 people and you will probably see some or if any results in about 3 months after your hair transplant surgery. This is the most obvious result for patients who had little to no hair in the first place.

Most patients who already have existing hair don’t usually see or notice results until about 6-8 months after the surgery. The hair is growing but visually it does not compare to the existing hair and can be easily mistaken as a bad hair transplant. Once the transplanted hair becomes long and thick enough you can easily distinguish the results.

We understand the importance of results to our patients but results after hair transplant cannot be rushed. As for a follow up or additional procedure, US Hair Restoration does not recommend having an additional hair transplant procedure within less than 6 months of the initial procedure because many of the grafts may not even be out at that time. With patience and time you will see the results of your transplanted hair in a few months or sooner.