Is there any research that shows that blood flow to the grafts could be compromised or growth delayed with multiple procedures as compared to the first procedure? Is it possible that multiple procedures can outstrip the blood supply necessary to insure maximum growth and thus limit graft survival?
Does every patient with multiple procedures always see a stubble of erupting hair coming in between their hairs after 3-6 mos.?
The reason I ask is that I don’t recall seeing any stubble on my 2nd procedure and am concerned as whether I will see any for my 3rd. It was easy to see on my first procedure.
The blood supply on the third procedure should be as good as the first procedure.
The presence of any immediate stubble reflects retention of the hair shafts after a hair transplant, not growth. Growth should come in at about 4-5 months and the stubble that you detected after the first hair transplant, if it did not fall out by the time the hair grew, will be forced out by the growing hair. I don’t know anything about your procedures, but it’s possible that it was easy to see growth after the first transplant simply because you had less hair in the area.