I had a hair transplant 9 months ago. I started 5% minoxidil 1 month ago and my hair is noticeably thin. What's happening?
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Doctor Answers 4
Thinning of the hair after a hair transplant
You should see your doctor for a follow up. In general you should see growth in 6 to 12 months.
Do not panic if you see hair get thinner at the onset of using Minoxidi. Hair grows in cycles: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Minoxidi resets the the growth cycle and can cause hair to temporarily go into the resting phase. When you see the hair shed at the onset of the use of the medications it appears you will likely respond to the medication. The hair should come back stronger. Be patient & keep using the Minoxidil. It will take 6 months to realize you have stopped the hairloss. At 9 months post transplant, you should most of your result. I recommend you visit with your doctor to review.
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