Hello, I've had a hair transplant early this year (January 2012) for 1700 grafts on my crown area (the method used was FUT). Before the procedure, I went in for free consultations and my crown area density was pretty much sparse (about 50-60% remaining, with the miniaturization process already starting to affect the remaining hairs). Well, it's now August, but I'm not seeing any improvements. I see wispy hairs on the transplant areas, but none seem to be thickened noticeably...
Worried About Hair Transplant Results?
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Worried about hair transplant results
Follow up if you are concerned about growth
Hair Transplant Results
Everyone is different, but it can take up to 18 months for the new hair to thicken and reach full maturity. However, in most cases, some new growth should be visible by 6 months. Since you’re seeing no improvement at this point I advise you to make a follow-up appointment with your surgeon.
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No growth after hair transplant
I would suggest seeing your surgeon after 2 more months. Sometimes growth may be delayed for as long as 9 months.