In the last of our Q&A series, 'Top 10 Questions about Male Pattern Baldness, Answered', we tackle the question every patient wants to know the answer to - "...how long until my hair grows back?"
When it comes to Male Pattern Baldness, the timelines for seeing results from hair loss treatment varies from person to person, and from treatment to treatment.
So many factors, from the state of the follicles and stage of hair loss when treatment is started, to the patient’s age and general health profile, as well as the type of treatment being used, all influence the regrowth process. This means the rate at which you start to see results is always unique to each patient and is almost impossible to predict on a 'general' basis.
Assuming you are following, as directed, the most effective regimen for your condition, to both stop further hair loss and encourage the hair to grow again, there are a range of results you would usually expect to see during the first 12 months of treatment:
- Hair loss stabilisation
- Less hair falling out
- Improvement in scalp condition
- Thickening of the hair
- Regrowth in the affected areas
These are the improvements our hair loss experts check for at clinical consultations, and are what you should try to look out for and monitor, ideally by taking photos, if you are undertaking a home-use hair loss treatment programme.
Some people will see noticeable results in the first 3-6 months, whilst others may take longer to see real progress. This often depends on which phase of the hair growth cycle a patient is in when they first start treatment. Almost all users will experience hair loss stabilisation, at the very least. Following the first year of treatment, results are generally more skewed towards maintenance of the hair loss and upkeep of the achieved regrowth.
If you have a look through our Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery, which documents the progress of over 1,000 of our patients during the course of their treatment programmes, the images will give you an idea of the kinds of results you can expect to see and the timescales in which others have achieved them.
To find out more, take a look at our Guide to Different Levels of Regrowth from Hair Loss Treatment.
The Belgravia Centre is a world-renowned group of a hair loss clinic in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation from anywhere in the world for home-use treatment.
View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world's largest gallery of hair growth photos and demonstrates the level of success that so many of Belgravia's patients achieve.