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Very Little Hair Growth 3 Months after Hair Transplant Surgery: Is This Normal?

7/31/2013 3:07:26 AM

Question:

It has been 3 months since my hair transplant. I am applying minoxidil regularly over the transplanted area but very little hair has started growing to date. I had to shave my head with a razor after 3 months due to some cultural traditions. I am really scared whether it will have any negative impact over my result. Please advise.

Answer:

Don’t worry. At only three months after hair transplant surgery, you are only just entering the start of the growth phase. You will not yet see any significant hair growth.

It is also much too soon to see any benefits from Rogaine (minoxidil). I suggest that you continue applying it as directed for between 6 months and one year before assessing your results. If you do see hair growth, you’ll need to continue using it indefinitely in order to maintain your results. Once you discontinue use of minoxidil, hair loss will eventually resume.

Shaving your head should have no negative effect on the final outcome of your hair restoration procedure.

Try not to worry too much. I’m sure things will be looking just fine in a few more months.

David (TakingThePlunge)

Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.

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