Can I expect new hair to grow between 6-9 months?

I am 6 months post FUE and have read plenty on here about (GROWTH) between 6-9months can i expect to see new hairs coming through at 6-9 months or is the new hair thats grown already just going to get longer and thicker?

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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

It can take 6 to 12 months after surgery to see results.  If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor.  Some don't see results at 6 months.  Some may see results at 12 months.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Can I expect new hair to grow between 6-9 months?

Thank you for posting your question. On average hair will start to grow anywhere from 3 to 4 months post procedure, and at 6 months you should see 50% growth. 100% growth can take as long as 12 to 14 months. Hope this helps.

Matt Tahsini, MD
Pasadena Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair growth

You can certainly expect some new hair coming in during that time.  I find that it is closer to maybe 10-15% of total expected growth may occur as late as 8 to 9 months with visible results at up to a year.  That being said, most will have come in by 9 months and you will really notice improvements in density as things finish growing.  Best of luck!

Miguel Mascaro, MD
Delray Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What to expect 6 months later after Hair Transplant?

The first 5 months  (the beginning phases) of a hair transplant  surgery  are often depressing and  can leave you full of doubt as to whether or not the hair replacement procedure was a success.   This is often due to the misinterpretation of when a surgeon says that hair will start to grow in 3-4 months.  Though the transplanted hair may very well start growing, very few patients notice any visible change in the appearance of their hair at this early stage.   But you should  be patient; the result will come with time. As transplanted hairs will grow slowly slowly.Keep in mind that every patient is different and hair will start to grow at different times.   This is also  sometimes why hair transplant patients will see some nice growth on one side of their head and not the other.   This often leaves the balding patient concerned.   Rest assured however,  this is perfectly normal.

Hair growth from  surgery is a gradual process that only starts between 3 to 5 months.   Hair will typically start to grow as thin, colorless, and wispy and continue to mature up to 18 months. At around 9 months, most of the hair has at least started to grow and is well on its way to maturity. But hair thickening and darkening will continue for some time and will have a significant impact on the overall cosmetic result.  

The word “result” therefore becomes  very subjective. If you are talking about seeing a cosmetic difference in your hair density and coverage, most hair transplant patients see some nice growth around 6-8 months. The final  result won’t come until 12 months after surgery.
All the best

Ilker Apaydin, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Hair Growth after hair transplantatino

hair growth after a hair transplant starts usually at between 4-6 months and continues to break through peaking by the 8-9th months on average

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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