Guide To Different Levels of Hair Regrowth from Treatment
After starting a course of hair loss treatment for male pattern baldness the time it takes to see results, and the level of results, will vary from one person to another.
It is usually difficult to estimate the level of regrowth you will experience before starting treatment but, following a normal initial shedding period, you should begin to notice changes in your hair density at around 3 months. Sometimes it could however take up to 12 months. There are certain factors that will indicate how well you might respond to treatment, such as your age and the length of time that you have been losing you hair, but this is never conclusive and two people with a similar age, pattern and stage of hair loss, may respond differently to each other.
Assuming you are following, as directed, the most effective treatment regimen for your hair loss condition, these – listed below – are the typical stages you would usually expect to go through during the first 12 months of treatment:
1. Possible increased hair shedding (4 – 6 weeks, from minoxidil only)
2. Hair loss stabilisation (2 – 8 weeks)
3. Thickening of hair + regrowth in the affected areas (3 – 12 months)
4. Maintenance of improved hair (12 months +)
Most men will experience some degree of increased hair density – some seeing moderate improvements and others noticing a significant increase. Others may see stabilisation and no regrowth, or minimal regrowth. After the first 12 months of treatment it is likely your regrowth will have plateaued and continuation of treatment will be aimed at maintaining your newly improved head of hair.
As you can see from the enormous number of patients’ results pictured in our Hair Loss Success Stories gallery, some patients will experience considerable regrowth within the first three to six months of treatment, whilst others may see less regrowth, or a more progressive improvement over the space of a year. It is not only the level of results that vary, but the time it takes for a person’s hair to improve. These examples, taken from our Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories, will give you a clearer idea of the type of results some of our clients have achieved during the time period noted.
Examples of Different Levels of Hair Regrowth Following Male Hair Loss Treatment
This Belgravia patient has experienced substantial regrowth over the course of his treatment. His hair loss has stabilised and the top of his head, which, at month 1, was displaying clear signs of vertex thinning, was showing much thicker regrowth by month 17.
Whilst the hair at the front of his receding hairline has also thickened, the hair around the temples has not regrown. This could be because hair around the temples is the slowest to regrow, or, it could be because the client had no vellus hairs left in these areas by the time he started treatment. If the skin has taken on a shiny, bald appearance it is unlikely hair can ever be regrown in these areas.
Within the first three months of his treatment for male pattern hair loss, as you can see from these photos, Marc’s hair loss stabilised and his hair started to appear thicker as the new hair started to grow through.
This client was happy with his results at the three month mark as he understands how his hair loss has stabilised and, without seeking treatment, his thinning at his crown is likely to have worsened. Instead, his hair is starting to thicken.
Mr. B is pleased to see his “..hair growing steadily…” after experiencing stabilisation of his male pattern hair loss. He too understands that preventing shedding is an important step in the treatment process for hair loss conditions, and enjoys the “…wonderful treatments…” at our clinic.
Below you will find a number of other clients who have also featured in our Hair Loss Success Stories, and whose results will help you to better understand the range of results and different levels of hair regrowth it is possible to achieve through following a comprehensive hair loss treatment programme. Please click on the images to view their individual Success Stories.