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If Transplanted Hair in the Scalp Doesn't Grow, is the Hair Dead or Maybe Packed Too Closely to Grow?

If Transplanted Hair in the Scalp Doesn't Grow, is the Hair Dead or Maybe Packed Too Closely to Grow?

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Hair Growth after Transplant

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In most cases 90% or more of transplanted hair should grow.  There is the rare case, however, for some unknown reason the hair fails to grow after the transplant.  Usually the cause is unknown.  There is the other cause that the original grafts when they were cut didn't contain the critical units for successful implantation. 

Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Growth After Hair Transplant

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This depends on a few factors, including what type of procedure you had done, what donor hairs were used, and how long it has been since your procedure. Although with experienced doctors this is rare, it can still occur sometimes if your physiology is at play. It is doubtful that an experienced surgeon would wrongly place the grafts by packing them too tightly. It is possible that some of the follicles were compromised during extraction, did not survive, and thus, will not grow. If it has been more than 6 months since your surgery and you still see no growth, I recommend returning to your surgeon to figure out what has gone wrong. You may require a hair transplant repair.

Web reference: http://www.dermhairclinic.com/hair-transplant-repair-2/

Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hair Transplant Growth

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You do not mention when your surgery was done, but normally patients see growth about 3 months after the procedure. If the grafts were placed in heathy scalp tissue the lack of growth is probably secondary to technical problems as long as you followed the post-operative instructions.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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If Transplanted Hair in the Scalp Doesn't Grow, is the Hair Dead or Maybe Packed Too Closely to Grow?

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  Transplanted follicles can go into shock and grow later than others transplanted.  If the transplanted follicles have not grown by a year, that are unlikely to do so and may have either been damaged during the transplant or for some reason don't have adequate blood supply to grow.  This happens in areas of scar tissue that don't have as good a blood supply as normal scalp.  The typical yield with transolants ius qiuite high but it's isn't 100% and will vary from patient to patient.  

Web reference: http://www.drfpalmer.com

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hair transplants start to grow 2-3 months after surgery.

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If your grafts are not growing by 6 months it is unlikely they will grow. Over packing  and improper handling can do this.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Poor growth hair transplants

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If there is no growth by 6-8 months , the transplanted hair is likely lost. The cause is usually operative error. Overly dense packing could be one of these causes. 

Oakland Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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