I had a transplant in August, 2007. Needless to say it has been over a year and a half, and to my sadness and distress, I have yet to see ANY results. I had a full head of hair going into the surgery, and I went to Mexico with the doctors of a medical institute there, maybe that was my first mistake.. I was 21, and I am a female, and now I find I might not even have been a good candidate to begin with. The doctor just looked at me and told me that I was a good candidate. My hair had a diffuse thinning, but still there was quite a bit of hair stil left, something I wish I would have appreciated before. After the surgery, my hair fell out. I was patient, thinking it was shock loss and it would be temporary, but it has been more than a YEAR and the hair never came back. Fortunately I can use powders like Topikk all over my head to fake a full head of hair, something not necessary before, and my hair is much thinner than before. Does this seem like shock loss and is it permanent? I am upset over this and stressed out, but I would like to know what the future holds for me. Any help given would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
This is quite unfortunate. Hair transplantation on a 21 year old woman is usually performed by doctors who want the money and do not care about the patient’s welfare. Indeed, about 80% of women with hair loss are not candidates for hair transplants and may suffer the same outcome that you did. You should have had a full medical work-up to include many blood tests for medical conditions that could cause female hair loss. There is even a genetic test for the inherited form of genetic hair loss. This remains a buyer beware market.
It might be worthwhile visiting me in my Los Angeles office. I could then confirm for you what may be going on and possibly give you some insights into what may happen to you in the future. I may even be able to suggest treatments for your hair loss. As your surgery was over 20 months ago, you should’ve seen some growth by now if the surgery was successful.