Hair Transplant Results After 5 Months

Alona Arel, beauty & longevity specialist
Last edited, 7 May 2024

I’m always fascinated to see patient’s hair transplant after 5 months results, as this is a period marked by significant developments! As you reach the 5-month stage, you are noticing positive results as your hair starts to grow back. Your scalp is healthy and the hair growth you are experiencing is encouraging.

Take a moment to browse through our guide to gain insights into what you can anticipate at this particular stage. Additionally, feel free to download our complimentary catalog for a more extensive display of results beyond what’s featured on this page.

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What to Expect From Your Hair Transplant Results After 5 Months

Your hair is now getting ready to enter what is known as the “hair bursting” stage. At the moment, you are experiencing new hair growth in what is unfortunately known as the “ugly duckling” stage due to the appearance being somewhat patchy.

Most of your hair has completed its resting cycle, and hair growth is visible from the third month onwards. This hair is fine, transparent, and short. They are not yet showing an increase in density and are lighter than your natural colour. They will be growing at a normal rate of about 1cm a month.

M.G. (35) from Australia hair transplantation after 5 months (3900 grafts Mix)
M.G. (35) from Australia hair transplantation after 5 months (3900 grafts Mix)
R.J. (32) from USA hair transplant after 5 months (3800 grafts FUE)
R.J. (32) from USA hair transplant after 5 months (3800 grafts FUE)

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5 Months After a Hair Transplant: A Rapid Growth Rate

As you enter the 5th month, you will start to notice a lot more strands continuing to come out.

Now you can start to style your hair in different directions. In time, hair strands will thicken depending on the haircut, and the new hair will start to resemble your natural hair colour. At the end of the 5th month, the hair growth rate is approximately 30%.

There are rare exceptions where a person may not encounter shock hair loss in the first four months. These people may have hair loss in the 5th month. This may result in some acne on your scalp if this is the case for you. 

Hair Growth 5 Months After Hair Restoration Surgery

The hair strands gradually grow as you approach the six-month mark. It is likely that the first strands of hair will be curly! Straightening them with straighteners can damage the hair you’ve worked so hard to grow. It gradually returns to its normal state over the next few months. 

For some people who have had hair transplants, this can be a worrying time because they aren’t seeing the results they expected. You should be aware, however, that successful results will take at least six months.

Effects from the surgery

Because your scalp has healed completely at this point, the side effects of your hair transplant after 5 months are minimal. This is one of the advantages of having your surgery at IdealofMeD. As we only offer the most medically advanced methods of Sapphire FUE and DHI, your scarring is kept to an absolute minimum and there is little, if any, scarring.

In short, the only side effect from the surgery you are experiencing now is hair growth.

Factors influencing your hair transplant results after 5 months

The results of a hair transplant five months after the procedure can be influenced by several factors. Here are some key factors that can affect the outcome:

  • Hair Transplant Technique: The surgical technique used for the transplant, we recommend well known techniques such  as FUE Hair Transplant, DHI Hair Transplant or the IdealofMeD Combination Hair Transplant  as the method affects the outcome.

  • Quality of Donor Hair: The quality and density of the donor hair available for transplantation are significant. The donor area should be healthy and robust to provide a sufficient number of viable grafts.

  • Post-Operative Care: How well the patient follows post-operative care instructions can influence the outcome. Proper care of the transplanted area, including gentle washing, avoiding trauma, and using recommended products, is essential.

  • Individual Healing Response: Each person’s body may respond differently to the transplant, affecting the rate of hair growth and the thickness of the transplanted hair.

  • Age: Younger patients tend to have more robust hair growth potential, which can lead to better results. However, older individuals can still achieve significant improvements.

  • Surgeon’s Skill and Experience: The surgeon’s expertise and experience are critical factors. Skilled surgeons are more likely to perform successful procedures, minimize complications, and achieve natural-looking results.

When you look in the mirror

Because the individual hair shafts continue to grow at different times due to each follicle’s individual hair growth cycle, it is possible that you may still be experiencing some patchiness in the recipient area of the scalp. However, most people are enjoying an average of 30% hair growth by this time.

Any patchiness that is visible at this point is much easier to conceal because many styling tools can be used without jeopardizing the hair grafts’ survival.

Hello there! I’m Alona, your dedicated specialist for maximizing the effectiveness of hair transplant procedures and ensuring enduring vitality in your hair.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of IdealofMeD’s experts today! If you have any inquiries or require guidance concerning hair transplant results, feel free to reach out. We’re here to assist you on your path to achieving the most favorable outcomes for your hair transplant and preserving its vibrancy!

Hair Transplant Results After 5 Months in Pictures

Here, we present some striking images of hair transplant results at the five-month mark, showcasing the journeys of our valued patients who embarked on the path of hair restoration through our skilled procedures. These photographs, captured three months post-treatment, vividly portray the gradual yet remarkable transformations our patients have undergone.

It’s essential to bear in mind that full and final results typically require several more months to fully manifest, with the ultimate outcome usually becoming evident around the one-year milestone. Demonstrating patience, maintaining consistent post-operative care, and fostering open communication with your medical team are all pivotal factors in optimizing the success of your hair transplant and attaining the best possible results over time.

If you wish to compare the current status with the previous month, don’t miss ouru to our 4 month hair transplant results page.

E.C. (49) from South Africa hair transplant after 5 months (3700 grafts DHI)
E.C. (49) from South Africa hair transplant after 5 months (3700 grafts DHI)
M.H. (57) from United Kingdom hair transplant after 5 months (4600 grafts Mix)
M.H. (57) from United Kingdom hair transplant after 5 months (4600 grafts Mix)
K.L. (33) from Austria hair transplant after 5 months (4800 grafts DHI) at IdealofMeD
K.L. (33) from Austria hair transplant after 5 months (4800 grafts DHI) at IdealofMeD
M.G. (35) from Australia hair transplantation after 5 months (3900 grafts Mix)
M.G. (35) from Australia hair transplantation after 5 months (3900 grafts Mix)

What to Expect From Your Hair Transplant Results After 5 Months

Five months post-surgery is a critical checkpoint in your hair transplant recovery journey. While you may not have achieved the final outcome yet, there are several key things to expect and look out for at this stage:

Prioritize Your Well-being to Optimize the Results 5 Months After Your Hair Transplant:

In my experience managing stress remains paramount as high stress levels can impede hair growth. I recommend engaging in stress-reduction techniques like meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to maintain a healthy balance.

Continue to prioritize hydration and nourishment for your hair’s health. Ensure you maintain adequate hydration and consume a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Consider including foods that actively promote hair growth, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins, in your daily meals. Your overall health is closely connected to the vitality of your transplanted hair, so these choices matter greatly in the long run.

Aftercare is Crucial to Achieving the Best Hair Transplant Results After Five Months

Post-operative care remains crucial even five months after a hair transplant to ensure the best possible results. Here’s more detailed information about what post-operative care involves at this stage.

General guidelines include:

• Gentle Hair Care:

Continue to handle your newly transplanted hair with care. Use a mild, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner as recommended by your surgeon or medical team. Gently massage the scalp during washing to promote circulation and stimulate hair growth.

• Avoiding Excessive Heat:

Steer clear of excessive heat styling tools such as hairdryers, straighteners, or curling irons. High heat can damage hair and slow down the healing process. If you must use heat, use it sparingly on a low setting.

• Continued Medication:

If your surgeon prescribed any medications, continue to take it as directed. To promote hair growth and maintain scalp health, consider incorporating vitamins and natural ingredients like Saw Palmetto, known for their potential to support hair follicle strength and vitality.

• Scalp Massage:

 Lightly massaging your scalp with your fingertips can enhance blood flow to the transplanted area and encourage healthy hair growth. However, be gentle to avoid dislodging grafts.

• Regular Check-ins:

We will continue to keep in touch with regular calls. Use this time to speak to your expert, and let them know what is happening, any concerns you may have, and what you can expect next. Your team will guide you through everything with continued professionalism and support.

If you feel you cannot wait for your scheduled call, contact us and we will offer you all the support and advice you need.

Document Your Hair Transplant Journey

I encourage patients to take some time each month to document their hair growth progress. Consider taking photographs from different angles and under various lighting conditions to track changes in density and texture. These visual records can help you appreciate the gradual transformation and give you a clear sense of your hair’s journey. Plus, it can be motivating and reassuring to see the positive changes over time.

Sharing these progress photos with your medical team during follow-up appointments can also provide valuable insights and guidance for the months ahead.

Final Thoughts: Hair Transplant After 5 Months

In conclusion, at the five-month mark after a hair transplant, you’ll observe early signs of growth with increased density and reduced shedding. However, the hair may still be fine and not fully matched in texture. The final results usually become more apparent around the one-year mark. Genetic factors, surgical technique, post-operative care, and overall health can influence outcomes. Regular contact with your medical team are essential for monitoring progress. To support the success of your hair transplant, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key.

If you’re still contemplating a hair transplant to address your patchy or balding hairline, selecting the right clinic is the crucial first step. With over 35 years of establishment, IdealofMeD boasts a team of highly-trained and experienced medical professionals specializing in hair transplants. Coupled with cutting-edge medical technology and dedicated support staff, we stands out as a top choice for hair transplant procedures in Turkey. This reputation is further confirmed by positive independent reviews from our satisfied clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’ve recently undergone a hair transplant or you’re seeking information on the timeline for resuming your regular activities after your hair restoration procedure, we’re here to address the questions you may not have thought to ask. If you require further clarification or have additional queries, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can book a free consultation or request a call from one of our hair restoration experts at your convenience!

At five months, you can expect to see early signs of hair growth. Typically, you’ll notice increased density, though the transplanted hair may still be fine and not fully matched with your existing hair’s texture.

Yes, it’s normal to experience shedding a few weeks to a couple of months after a hair transplant. By the five-month mark, shedding should have significantly decreased or stopped completely as new hair begins to grow.

Factors such as genetics, the technique used in the procedure, the surgeon’s skill, and your overall health can influence the pace and quality of your results. Individual responses may vary.

As much as we would love to have you visit us again, it is not necessary to make the journey. We will schedule regular appointments via video calls when we will have a good look at your donor and recipient areas and have a good chat about what is going on and what to expect next.


Generally, you can gradually resume physical activities and sports, but it’s essential to avoid situations that might lead to trauma or injury to the scalp.

Continue to adhere to post-operative care instructions, consult with your surgeon for any concerns, and maintain patience. Full and final results are often seen around the one-year mark, so continued care is essential.

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The information on this page was last updated on May 7, 2024

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