Most of the guys I see in photos after a transplant have conventionally short hair. What if I wanted to grow it out a little; I’m not talking hippie but a little longer and fuller. Possible?
Yes this is possible. You should be able to grow your new transplanted hair as long as you like. Transplanted hairs start to grow between 90-150 days after the procedure. The new hairs should grow 1/4 to 1/2 inch per month. This rate most likely depends on what is the normal growth rate for each patient. I feel that real before and after photos should have hair that is at least close to the same length. If at all possible the same camera should be used with the same background and lighting. I do not think that before and after photos showing the patient with the hair cut very short/trimmed in the before photos should have after photos showing the patient with longer hair. This unfortunately is a not uncommon technique used by some hair transplant doctors to make their transplant results appear more impressive.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS