I have had several HT procedures. The latest was in March 06 and had HT’s placed on the frontal part of my scalp. They have not yet began growing. I know this because I can’t see any new hairs growing on my hairline. How long does it take for hair to grow after you have had three to four in that particular area? Can I do or take something to start making them grow? I looked on the Hasson and Wong website and they recommend doing Scalp Laxity exercises to give skin more flexibility prior to surgury. If you do these a few months after you have a HT in prep for another HT will this cause the scar to stretch? Will this improve blood flow to the scar for possible better HT’s into the scar in the future?
Thank you Dr.
Hair transplants always take up to 5 or 6 months to start growing. Previous hair transplants will not affect the start-up phase. Some doctors believe that minoxidil helps get the hair growing faster. I have tried minoxidil on one side of the head on a number of patients and did not see a difference in the rate of growth.
There is an exercise to increase the scalp laxity. It generally will take a month to get some gain from such exercises. Scalp exercises after the first 3-4 months of a previous surgery should not cause the scars to increase in size, nor will it increase the blood supply.