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What a Hair Transplant Should Look Like at 6 Months - Dr. Blake Bloxham

10/1/2017 1:06:57 AM

I've recently had several people reach out concerned with their 6 month hair transplant "results." Despite a lot of information online reassuring patients that 6 months truly is the half-way point as far as maturation goes, there does seem to be this underlying idea that if it doesn't look good at 6 months, you're in trouble. And to make things worse, we do frequently see examples of 6 month patients presented online who are ahead of schedule -- furthering the misconception that if things aren't "looking good" by 6 months, it won't look good at 12 or 18 months (which is untrue).

So what should a hair transplant look like at 6 months? What does it mean to be "on schedule?" What things should you see? And what does it mean if you're not there yet? To try and help, I decided to share a few examples of 6 month follow-ups who have come into the clinic over the past several weeks. I think each of these are a good example of what an HT should look like at 6 months.

So I'm going to share 4 different cases; describe where these patients "fall" on the 6 month average ("ahead of schedule, "on schedule," etc); and point out some classic 6 month characteristics. I hope this thread provides some comfort to those patients around the 6 month mark nervous with their progress. You are probably right where you should be, and look somewhat like these patients:

To review these cases in detail, see the discussion thread, What an HT Should Look Like at 6 Months | *4 Cases Inside* | Feller & Bloxham, NY at the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network.

Dr. Blake Bloxham
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