Physician Answered Q & As

How Long Before My Wedding Should I Have My Hair Transplant?

I am planning of getting married in June 2009. I would like to have a hair transplant before my wedding to improve my appearance. I am not happy with the way I look in pictures right now, so it would be nice to have some more hair for my wedding photos and of course just for me. How long before June should I plan of having the hair transplant? Also, how long will it take me to heal and grow my hair to a reasonable length? Thank you in advance.

The first question to address is what area of the head you are transplanting. The crown area takes longer to grow in then the front.  The hair transplant will not start growing for at least three months and it takes at least 6 months to see any dramatic change. If you are transplanting into a thinning area then you have to be concerned with shock loss.

To be safe I would have the transplant at least nine months before the wedding. There are also products you can use that can help camouflage the area if the transplant has not produced enough density by the wedding date.


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