I'm posting a couple older photos from 2012 showing the start of new growth in my crown area. I often get the question regarding the first sign of new growth. Of course it's different for every individual but for most it starts about months 3-4.
This picture was taken 11 weeks and three days after surgery and you can clearly see the tiny new hairs popping through my scalp. You can also see a pimple in the second picture which is very common after a transplant. This occurs when new hairs encounter an issue breaking through the surface. Nature always wins and the hair eventually surfaces.
I just thought I'd post a recent picture of Michele and I recently at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. My wife attends all the Opera's each year with a friend. I'm a professor at Asbury University so I work on my courses grading assignments in the lounge at the Brown Hotel during the Opera. The other picture was taken on a similar evening back in 2012. I was a Norwood VI back then!
I'm posting pictures taken after my second surgery in February of 2015. These pictures are posted with the intention of showing you
how quickly your head heals. The first picture was taken 2 days after
surgery. The second picture was taken 14 days after surgery and the
third was taken just 26 days after surgery and the last picture is two months after surgery. I also had a hair cut just prior to the last photo. Also notice the hair growth
covering my donor area which healed very nicely. This donor area yielded over 1,750 grafts from the first surgery in 2012 and close to 1,000 for the second surgery.
On the Hair Transplant Network I'm often asked how quickly your head recovers after hair surgery. The photo on the left was taken the day of my second surgery. The picture on the right is just 17 days later!!! It's amazing how quickly your head recovers.
I get questions all the time from people on the Hair Transplant Network as well as my blog site. One question is.... How long will it take after my surgery before my hair grows out and hides the donor area?
I'm posting a picture from the same day of my SECOND surgery and one just 15 days later. My second surgery was 2,000 grafts and many of those grafts were taken from the same donor area after my first surgery two years prior. It's amazing how quickly your head recovers from surgery.