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Will I See New Hair Growth Seven Months after Hair Transplant Surgery?

6/29/2011 5:43:30 AM

Question:

I am a 45 yr old woman and I had a hair transplant of 1800 grafts 7 months ago due to frontal thinning. I continue to have very thick hair in the back. Now, after 7 months, I see all the hair that I had before (which had fallen out due to shock loss) has grown back but my hair has not thickened which is the reason for the surgery in the first place. I still see my scalp unless I mat the hair cleverly. I am truly saddened that it is not as thick and luxurious as I had wanted.

My question is, will the frontal hair continue to thicken after 7 months or does it just continue to grow in length? 

Answer:

On average, you should expect to see about 70% of your transplanted hairs growing at 7 months post-op. While most of the hairs should have sprouted by now, you should continue to see some new hairs growing in as well as continued thickening of your hair transplant as the newly growing hairs become darker and increase in diameter.

However, I suggest discussing your concerns with your hair restoration surgeon. An ethical doctor will be willing to stand behind their work in the event that the final results fall short of expectations.

David (TakingThePlunge) - Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant


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