Should a person hold off having a hair transplant if they seem to be getting good results from medical hair loss treatments? Meds won’t bring my hairline back but the thing is I can see a lot of small hairs coming on my mid-scalp and I already seen hair growth in the crown.
I remember about 4 months ago I posted that I could see more and more scalp. Well now I can see less and less scalp. How much will these miniature hairs grow and can they get like normal hairs?
For many of my hair restoration patients, I ask how conservative they want to be. If they want to wait and see what the meds do first and then after a year, go ahead with the surgery, that is perfectly acceptable. For others, they don’t want to wait that long as the hair transplant can take up to a year to come in. It really depends on how quickly they want to see changes.
For you though, you have a tougher decision. It appears that you are actively seeing improvement. You might want to wait the full 9 -12 months prior to undergoing a procedure. That way the hair transplant surgeon can you can see where you would most benefit from adding more hair (It might be different from where you were before meds). Also, it helps the surgeon avoid damaging hair follicles during the transplanting process that may not yet be visible.
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