Concerns about Minimal Hair Growth 1 Month After Hair Transplant Surgery

5/6/2010 1:40:31 PM

Question:

I had a hair transplant of 2,737 grafts on March 26th. I can literally count the small hairs on my head that have started to grow in. I would think that I would be able to see more one month later. I understand it takes 9 to 12 months for maturation, but shouldn’t I be able to see more hair growth? Or am I simply being impatient?

Answer:

Most of the new transplanted hair falls out between 2 to 4 weeks after hair transplant surgery while only a few will continue to grow. But don't worry. The transplanted follicles are dormant underneath the scalp and will start producing new hair in 3 to 5 months. As you know, it takes a full year for your hair transplant to grow and mature. Thus, as difficult as it can be to wait, patience is paramount.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.