I had a hair transplant 7 months ago. I haven’t experienced as much hair growth from month 6 to 7 as I did from month 5 to 6. Is this normal? Should I be expecting more growth or is this the best I can hope for?
I’m not knocking the hair restoration procedure nor am I disappointed in any way. I know it’s a tremendous difference from my pre-surgery status. I’m just wondering if I will get more growth in the coming months since I got so much growth in the first 6 months.
The first few months after hair transplant surgery are the most difficult as you can only wait and you don’t yet see any of the results. It is perfectly normal to see much more of a change around the 5 to 6 month mark. Even though you don’t see much change at this point, it doesn’t mean there is no more to come.
For most patients, we tell them that they should not expect complete results of the surgery until 12 months post-op. Some patients can even expect additional, albeit small, changes all the way up to 16 months. Having said that, everyone progresses differently and you most likely will also experience additional change in the future. For you, most of the hairs have likely emerged from the scalp. Some of them are still short while others are already long enough to be cut during your normal hair cuts.
All of the hairs over time tend to get slightly thicker as they grow longer. All these things help to contribute to the overall result.
I guess that was the long answer. The short one is that yes, you should experience some more density over the next few months.
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