Poor hair growth one year after hair transplant surgery

hello doc,its been 1 year that I have my hair transplant surgery and the result so far is not satisfactory.I am having a oily scalp and I wash my scalp and hairs every alternate day with shampoo.So is oily scalp a reason for which my result is not good?

Doctor Answers 6

Transplant Failure

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You should talk to the doctor that performed the transplant. In general an oily scalp shouldn't have much of an impact on hair growth.


Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Poor hair growth one year after hair transplant surgery

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It is unfortunate that you may have had an unsatisfactory result after a full year. The best way to handle this is to go back to the clinic for a 1 year follow up, make sure you take pictures and have them compare the pictures to the pre op pictures, then discuss your options from there. There are many reasons that leads to poor results and sometimes a person just loses more hair over that 1 year time frame and without taking finasteride, you may just be continuing male pattern baldness.

Nevertheless, you need to visit the clinic and go from there.

William Woessner, MD
New Orleans Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Poor hair growth one year after hair transplant surgery

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Thanks for your query. Oily scalp does decrease the efficacy of hair transplant. You should start using Minoxidil as the topical application of it will make the scalp dry and will also cause new hair growth and strengthens the hair. You should shampoo which have a drying effect on the scalp and also which aids in hair re growth. Hope it helps.


All The Best

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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Poor growth

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Poor growth from a transplant can be from a number of reasons. If you are dissatisfied, you should have follow up with the hair transplant surgeon who performed your procedure.

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

If you have poor results after surgery, the first step would be to follow up with your doctor for a recheck.

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If you have poor results after surgery, the first step would be to follow up with your doctor for a recheck.  There are no "guarantees" in any surgery or medical procedures.  There is no way to tell what went wrong from a brief Internet history.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Poor growth after a hair transplant one year later

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If you had unsatisfactory results from your hair transplant, go back to see your doctor and discuss the results with that doctor. This is something I always do and would, of course, make it right if it was my fault

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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