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Improvement between months 6 and 12 post op

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Hi,

How much improvement did you experience or is realistic to expect after the first 6 months of the HT surgery?

I am asking because I am getting worried a little. Looking at post-op pictures, my crown looked covered with hair. It’s been five and a half months since my surgery. Everything else is coming along nicely but the crown. 

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At 5 and a half months, really wouldn't worry about the crown lagging behind. Hair transplanted there usually lags behind the front due to blood circulation not being as good in that part of the scalp. Lot of the time, will need to give the crown longer....a lot of the time it can take up to a 18 months to develop. You've still got a long way to go and probably are only just seeing the beginning of your result to be honest.

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5-8 months is considered the period in which you will get a good idea of where your transplant is going (2-3 hair cycles) but it is not the final result by any means. You can check out this thread for more details;

As Fozzie mentioned different areas of the scalp seem to grow at different rates according to blood circulation, with the temple points and the hairline being the earliest, then the midscalp and the lastly the crown. Crown work is notorious for its slow development so it might be a good 12 - 18 months before you can properly assess any growth. 

Getting a HT is a long term game, so all you can do is wait, assess and then go from there. Wishing you the best

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On 12/19/2019 at 3:45 PM, Ray123 said:

Hi,

How much improvement did you experience or is realistic to expect after the first 6 months of the HT surgery?

I am asking because I am getting worried a little. Looking at post-op pictures, my crown looked covered with hair. It’s been five and a half months since my surgery. Everything else is coming along nicely but the crown. 

I have had 2.  Four months is the sweet spot.  If you have no growth at four months, it won't grow. 

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2 hours ago, hairdisaster21 said:

I have had 2.  Four months is the sweet spot.  If you have no growth at four months, it won't grow. 

I disagree, as I think what is true for you isn't necessarily true for everyone else.

I've had different operations that yielded different growth rates. For one that was focused on midscalp and crown work I had minimal growth at 6 months (only to hit full density around 10-12 months), while my latest operation focused only on the hairline kicked in at 5 months. 

 

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At 5 1/2 months, I definitely wouldn't be worried or concerned. Everyone's hair grows at a completely different rate, and whether or not someone is an early grower or late doesn't mean anything good or bad in terms of final results. Hang tight. You still have plenty of time. 

Personally, I had a lot of growth by month 6, but I also saw significant thickening/maturation during months 8-12. 


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