I had a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant exactly 7.5 months ago. It was all in the hairline and front of my head and I had 50 grafts per square cm density: a total of 4000 grafts.
Around 4 months post-op, the hair started growing very fast and very good and at 6 months I had a great result. More than I had expected (I was totally bald in the hairline and behind). However, on the left side of my head (hairline and behind) I can see the density is about 20 or 30 percent less than that of the right hairline. This was the case ever since the hair started growing at 4 months. I thought this would change at around 8 months but it seems the situation is still the same. The density on the right side is very good and more than I would have ever dreamed of, but this problem on the left side is making me concerned and it makes the hairline look a bit unnatural due to the difference. Also, a very small area of about 2 sq. cm on the front of the hairline on the left hadn’t seen any hair growth but very few hairs I can see.
What do you think the problem is? Can I expect to see more growth a few months later? Do you think the left side will see more density in few months? Do you think the left side is not getting good blood supply? Is this normal at 7.5 months?
There is no need for worry at this stage. At only 7.5 month post-op, you’ve got at least 30% more growth to come before your hair transplant fully matures. In other words, you’ve only seen about 70% of your final result thus far.
It’s very common for one side of the hairline to develop first. The other side should eventually catch up but you’ll need to wait a minimum of 12 months before assessing your results.
In the meantime, there is nothing wrong with discussing your concerns with your hair restoration physician and forming a plan for moving forward in the event that your final result is less than optimal.
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