I’m 28 years old. I got a hair transplant done in November 2013. After the transplant, I lost some hair and seemed to be more hair loss in the first three months. Now that i’m approaching my one year period soon, why is it that the amount of hair that was planted has not grown? I was expected a least twice of what i see. When i comb myself i still look like someone who is losing is hair, and i hate it, especially when i go under a light or out in the sun. What is your suggestion to my situation.
Setting expectations is as much the ‘art’ of what I do as doing the surgery. That is why I have open house events every month, so that people who are going to have surgery can see and meet someone with a similar balding pattern and hair color and ask them about their experience. It is possible that you lost a considerable amount of hair from the hair transplant surgery and the transplants actually grew but because of your shock hair loss, the net gains was zero (worst case). If you were on the drug Propecia (finasteride) it may have helped but that is hard to tell.
If the hair did not grow, then the question should be ‘what went wrong?’. Maybe it did grow but your expectation was unrealistic and the communication between you and your doctor may have been an issue. You can always get a second opinion, but first, ask the doctor who did it and find out if your doctor’s expectations were met and ask him/her to examine you for the results of the hair transplant.