How Much More Hair Growth Will I Experience 6 Months After Hair Transplant Surgery?

Wed 30 Apr 2008

I am a hair loss sufferer 6 months out from a transplant.   I am somewhat satisfied with the hair growth I’ve experienced so far but am wondering how much more  can I expect?   I was really hoping for more hair.

On the average, a hair transplant is at 60% of the final hair restoration result at 6 months.   Whereas most  patients see the majority of the new hair regrowth at this point, the transplanted  hair has a long way to go and will continue to thicken, darken, and mature up to 18 months.  

Remember, as the the new follicles grow, it typically grows in thin, fine, and colorless.   Over time,  it  will thicken and fully mature.   Big differences can be seen between 6 months and 12 months post-op, with additional hair maturation between 12-18 months.   However, by one year, you’ll have a pretty good idea of the final hair replacement result.


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