2-Month NeoGraft Hair Transplant Update
So it is August 9, and it has been 2 months since I had my hair transplant of 2,200 grafts to restore my front hairline and fill in the bald spot that I had on the crown of my head.
To be honest, there is really not a whole lot to report in the second month. Everything has been completely healed up for a while now. My hair has grown back in the donor area, and I have even had two haircuts already.
The transplant area has lost most of its redness, and the hairs in the transplant area have “shed” just like Dr. Torgerson told me that they would. “Shedding” is when the hair follicles that get transplanted lose the hairs that they had. Brand new hairs start to grow between the third to sixth month range.
I am looking forward to seeing those little hairs that were transplanted though. I am told that I have only about another month or so to go before I can start to see those little guys sprouting.
I have just recently started using minoxidil/Rogaine. Dr. Torgerson had recommended that I wait at least a couple of months before I started using it, as it can dry out the transplant area at the beginning and can have some adverse effects on the transplant success. I was able to find a new Rogaine shampoo at Shoppers Drug Mart, and it definitely makes life pretty easy to use that every morning. There is also a mousse that you can use, and if you don’t want to shell out close to $100 to get the Rogaine products, they do have a generic brand of minoxidil 5% that you can get for about half the price. I am sure that it will do pretty much the same thing, and from what I understand, it is just in a spray form that you can spray on to your hair and then massage it in. It doesn’t really matter what form you use of the minoxidil/Rogaine, but if you don’t want to continue to lose hair or you at least want to try and slow it down, then definitely make it a part of your daily routine to use one of these products at the very least.
I have also been using Propecia/Finasteride since the procedure. I was made aware of the possible side effects by Dr. Torgerson ahead of time, and up to now I have not had any of the negative effects. The effects that I was warned of include reduced sexual libido. Dr. Torgerson also made a very good point when he told me about this medication. He put it this way: “There is a 10% to 15% chance of these possible side effects, but that also means that there is an 85% to 90% success rate.” So I am one of the 85% to 90%, I guess, because everything is good so far.
So basically, in the second month, all I can really tell you is that you won’t see any huge growth, so you might as well work on making sure that there isn’t any great loss.