Two months after your hair transplant, you may be hoping to see results. Some men will start to see some new hair growth coming through at this stage, especially if they’re using additional treatments like Finasteride or Minoxidil. However, 2 months after your FUT or FUE hair transplant is still very early days.
So what can you expect to see 2 months after your hair transplant? In this article, see real patient examples of new hair growth at this stage in the hair transplant timeline, and learn about side effects at this point in your hair transplant recovery process.
Number of grafts: 3,800Areas covered: temples, hairline, mid-scalp, crown
This patient had fairly patchy hair loss before his hair transplant across his scalp. The areas affected are typical for a person with male pattern baldness which includes thinning hair across the crown and mid-scalp along with a receding hairline.
2 months after a hair transplant, his new hairline is still visible, but there’s very little growth among the newly implanted hair follicles. As you’ll see, this is completely normal post-hair transplantation.
To promote new hair growth and aid in the healing process, the patient lives a healthy lifestyle which includes eating healthily and exercising regularly. He also gave up alcohol for six weeks to ensure his transplant healed well. Learn more about the link between hair loss and alcohol.
There’s still some thinning in the patient’s donor area at 2 months post-op, but there’s enough remaining hair that it’s hardly noticeable.
Number of grafts: 3,500Area covered: hairline, temples
This patient has a typical M-shaped hairline caused by androgenetic alopecia. This is characterised by recession at both temples.
Like the patient above, this patient hasn’t seen much new hair growth in the last 2 months. But the redness, scabbing, and swelling have completely faded, leaving just a faint outline of his new hairline.
The patient also reports that most of his post-transplant shedding (shock loss) happened in the first month after his hair transplant. Now, in month 2, there are a few visible new hair follicles growing through when you look at his hair transplant close up, but not enough to create any real density.
Number of grafts: 5,000Area covered: hairline, temples
Contrary to the previous patient, this patient saw more shock hair loss in month 2 than in the first month after his Afro hair transplant. Like most other patients, he has only seen minimal Afro hair growth in the two months post-transplant.
He’s also not planning to use male hair loss treatments like Minoxidil or Finasteride to stimulate hair growth, although he is taking biotin supplements for hair. Every patient is free to choose the right treatment path for them. Many hair transplant surgeons recommend using prescribed hair loss drugs to prevent any ongoing loss of hair. Without this, you may find you need a second hair transplant further down the line.
This patient’s donor area is substantially thinner than other patients at this stage:
While this may be due to a naturally slower hair growth cycle, it’s also possible that this has been caused by hair graft overharvesting. Taking an unnecessary amount of follicles can make the donor area permanently thin.
Number of grafts: 4,345Area covered: hairline, mid-scalp, crown
This patient’s hair transplant journey is slightly different from others here, as he spent 3 months using a combination of Minoxidil, Finasteride, and derma rolling to stimulate hair growth before undergoing an FUE hair transplant procedure. The first photo shows his hair prior to this treatment. The second shows his hair following these non-surgical interventions but before his transplant. As you can see, these treatments can have a massive impact on the thickness and density of your hair, so they’re worth considering before you opt for surgery.
Following his surgery, the hair density is very limited, which is to be expected at this early stage in the hair transplant timeline.
Number of grafts: 6,335Area covered: hairline, temples, crown
This patient has an M-shaped hairline but is also developing a bald spot on the crown. Due to this extensive hair loss, he’s been prescribed a substantial number of grafts. Some research suggests it’s only safe and effective to harvest up to a quarter of the available grafts in your donor area . 6,000 grafts in a single session are likely to be more than this, which may lead to hair transplant complications .
It’s important to get quotes from several clinics so you can avoid those that artificially inflate the number of hair grafts you need.
There’s some lingering redness around the patient’s graft area, but it doesn’t appear inflamed or infected. This patient advises others worried about what their hair looks like at the 2-month stage to keep their thoughts on what their hair will eventually look like, rather than what it looks like now.
Ready to see the next stage in the hair transplant growth journey? Check out these hair transplants after 3 months, and what to expect 6 months after a hair transplant. For even longer-term results, see hair transplant results after 10 years.
Yes. In fact, you don’t have to wait this long — you can typically cut your hair around 3-4 weeks after a hair transplant, provided you haven’t experienced any complications. Learn more about getting a haircut after a hair transplant.
While 8 weeks is usually plenty of time for any hair transplant side effects to subside, you may see some lingering effects.
Hair transplant pimples are fairly common 2 months after surgery. It’s a symptom of folliculitis, which is a relatively common side effect that can occur up to 4 months after a hair transplant. Pimples typically develop from 2 weeks to 2 months after surgery. If you just have a few spots that last a few days, you can ignore them and wait for them to go away by themselves.
If they linger or seem to be getting worse, speak to your hair transplant surgeon. This can be a sign of hair transplant infection, which needs to be treated.
Redness is a very common side effect of a hair transplant. It affects almost all patients in the days after their hair transplant procedures, but usually subsides within 4-6 weeks. If you still have substantial redness after 2 months, it may be worth raising this with your clinic, as it can be a sign of infection.
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