FUE treatment. (photos)

It's been 5 months now since I did FUE treatment for about 4000 grafts . Did trimming few times after the 3rd month of FUE . Still haven't noticed any changes yet . I smoke and drink . Is it because of that the process is real slow as I haven't change any growth of new transplanted hair whatsoever .

Doctor Answers 6

Growth at 5 Months

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Many people don't see any growth until 6-8 months after the transplant procedure. So it's not particularly unusual to see nothing at 5 months. But smoking and drinking certainly aren't helping speed up the growing cycles of your hair.


Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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It can take 6 to 12 months after surgery to see results. If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor

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It can take 6 to 12 months after surgery to see results.  If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

FUE treatment

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Regrowing hair is thin, undersized and not bright untill 4-5 th months of hair transplant .İt's normal characteristic wave, curl, appears in 7-9 months and gets mature , thicker and brighter. But smoking may slow down this process and causes thinner , brittle hair at the end of process which takes about 1 year..

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon

5 months post FUE

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You called it right, smoking and drinking may slow growth, nevertheless, in 8 months you should see 80% of the growth

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

5 Months post op

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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

5 months post FUE

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Smoking can certainly slow down the response in growth as the vessels carrying blood to the grafts are not as robust - that being said, by 5 months you should start to at least "feel" some fuzzy hair starting to come in where the grafts were placed. Are you using a laser cap as well? In cases where there may be compromised blood supply,  I always recommend supplementing the transplant with as much help as possible to maximize results.  That being said, give it time.  I always say between 6-9 months you are 80% of the way there, with full results taking a year.  Sounds like you may be on the slower route.  Best of luck.  I hope this helps.    

Miguel Mascaro, MD
Delray Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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