Hair transplant 4 months ago. Growth has started but one site appears to be growing faster and denser than the other. (photos)
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Are different rates of hair growth normal after a hair transplant?
Although you should expect to see some new hair growth after a hair transplant at 3-4 months, this can vary and when two sides have been done, there can be different growth rates.
You should wait until about 8 months after the transplant to judge the early results but even then, it can take another 8-10 months before you can definitively assess the final result
Be patient but if, after 18 months, there is still an obvious difference in density between the two sides then your surgeon should be willing to fix this for you.
Hair Growth Timeline
It actually is looking pretty good so far! You typically won't be able to judge the results in any way until between six to nine months. It is also quite common to see one side growing faster then the other side.
I would agree with your surgeon that it is still too early to tell.
Growth of hair transplant
It is not unusual that the growth of a hair transplant will be faster on one side of the head when compared to the other. It looks good!
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4 months post op
Transplanted hairs start to visibly regrow between months 4-6. At month 6-9, a patient may expect to see growth for 80% of the transplants. Again, due to the random cycle of hair growth, not all grafts will start growing at the same time. Initially, the hair my be thinner and finer. It will gain length and density as it matures. Full growth from the transplants is usually achieved at 12 months.
All the best
It can take 6 to 12 months after surgery to see results. If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor
It can take 6 to 12 months after surgery to see results. If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor. One side may grow faster than the other but it will likely even out.
Your surgeon is right -- it's too early to tell
You really can't start judging your result for 9-12 months after the procedure. Not all hairs grow on the same cycle so some of the transplanted grafts just may need to "wake up." Give it time.
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