After a hair transplant, the grafts (hairs) go into a sleep phase which can last 1-4 months. Then, the new hairs sprout and start coming in waves and grow at a rate of 1/2 inch per month. The fullness you see by the 8th month reflects the density that the grafts (hairs) were put in by the surgeon. The greater the area of balding, the more grafts are needed. To help people like you judge what you will get, we hold Monthly Open House Events where prospective patients can meet many real patients who have had the procedure(s). They can look closely at the real patients’ results and speak with these former patients who often answer questions as you asked. I tell every prospective patient to demand to meet prior patients so they know what they are getting into. We want all of our patients to be educated and to develop realistic expectations.