i had my hair transplant done just over 2 months ago. I had the front and my crown done. My hair looks worse now then before, it looks like I have less hair. Do any of you know whats going on? You can see on my picture, that I had more hair before, especially in the front, the hair transplant is made at istanbul hair center. I am still numb in the frontal area after the operation.
My normal hair not growing after hair transplant? (photo)
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Hair Transplant Results Take Time
Patience is key with hair growth after a transplant
My normal hair not growing after hair transplant?
Regarding your appearance looking worse, this is most likely because your head was shaved. Alternatively you may have suffered from shock loss which is not uncommon. All should recover nicely and keep in touch with the clinic
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It looks worse than before. It looks worse before it gets better.
TIMEFRAME OF GROWTH FOLLOWING TRANSPLANT
What you are experiencing seems perfectly normal at this point. Significant growth after a transplant can begin to occur at 6 months, but in some normal cases, can take longer. Final outcomes cannot be determined until 12-18 months. Give it time, although it can be difficult and stressful for patients. Numbness and/or strange sensations are almost universally temporary and can take up to 6-12 months to full resolve.
Hair growth following hair restoration
It is much too early to evaluate the result of what appears to be an extensive FUE procedure. You have to wait at lest 9 months fir the hair to grow out.
Nornal hair not growing after a hair transplant
The temporary shedding of hair aftera hair transplant due to shock loss and surgical trauma, but it can be reduced
There are factors that are part of the long-term viability of the transplant. This includes the actual take of the transplant that was transplanted. In a standard hair transplant, not all hairs will stay. One can get 5% loss or they can get only a few hairs. They can even lose almost 90% of the transplanted hairs.
When I perform hair restoration surgery, I developed a system called Hair Regeneration where I use a wounding healing material called extracellular matrix by ACell and combine it with platelet-rich plasma and vitamin D. With this, we have been successful in helping people to have better growth rates with their hair transplants. It seems that this extracellular matrix wound healing technology accelerates the healing and reduces some of the initial shock loss or long term loss based on the viability of the hair grafts. In addition, the hairs that are thinning will actually become thicker. We’ve had many patients from all over the world who had a transplant and learned about our hair regeneration and came to us to have the injection to help support their transplant. Usually they’ll do that within the first month after their transplant.
Wound healing is the key aspect of understanding what you’re going through. So a normal process of wound healing does involve shedding of the transplanted hair and shedding of the existing hair. Also, you could try using some minoxidil and/or propecia to help slow down the progression. However, this is something that you need to discuss with your surgeon who performed the transplant. I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck, and thank you for your question.
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