Hair Transplant Results After 5 Months

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. Read through our Hair Transplant after 5 Months guide to know what to expect at this stage.
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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.

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

Your hair transplant is still vulnerable, and there are some considerations that you should keep in mind during the fifth month. The following can influence your hair transplant:

  • You should still be gentle when brushing your hair. Anything too rough might pull out the hair strand from the follicle.
  • Be careful of bumping or knocking your head, especially in the recipient area.
  • Do not use a clipper or razor on or too close to the recipient area yet.
  • Avoid extreme heat and cold until after the 6th month. This includes places like saunas and walk-in freezers.
  • Continue to protect your head from too much sunlight.
  • You should still be using your personalised hair care products from IdealofMeD.
  • PRP’s injections can be done in the 3rd – 5th month.

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.

Regular contact to evaluate your hair transplant results after 5 months

We will continue to keep in touch with regular video 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.

Looking to get the best hair transplant results after 5 months?

The first step in a successful hair transplant is choosing the right hospital. Established some 35 years ago, IdealofMeD works with medical staff who have extensive training and experience in the field of hair transplants. Combined with the latest medical technology and assistance from support staff, IdealOfMed is an excellent choice for a hair transplant in Turkey. Our independent reviews from previous clients confirm this.

We have 3 packages to choose from, all at a reasonable cost. All the packages include FUE Sapphire/DHI hair transplant, VIP transport, 5-star hotel and more. There are no hidden costs. 

Your medical team will provide you with a year’s supply of hair care products and advice on do’s and don’ts that you should follow to ensure that you get the best results from your hair transplant.

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Choosing IdealofMeD in Turkey for a hair transplant has the added benefit of receiving high-quality, dependable service in a beautiful country while being treated like a VIP. Take a look at the all-inclusive packages on offer and book a free consultation with one of our experienced experts.

Should you have any questions, you can also chat to us on Whatsapp or Messenger.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. However, the complications are extremely rare and the procedure is very safe. There are always risks associated with surgery. Prior to the procedure, you will be given a detailed consent sheet with a comprehensive list of risks, which you must sign. You are free to seek clarification on any questions you may have.

Hair transplantation can give you new hair in a bald area, but it can’t stop you from losing your existing hair in the future. To predict if hair loss will spread to other areas of the scalp, the cause of your hair loss must be identified.

We will advise you of all the do’s and don’ts before your surgery. Some of the advice will include avoiding too much exercise and giving up smoking and alcohol. Before your surgery, you will be provided with a hand-selected Hair Vitilisation box which will help your hair, scalp and body prepare for the surgery.

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.


Included in your once-off, all-inclusive package is 12 months of all the necessary products to optimise your hair health and growth. And to ensure your personal wellbeing, we will throw in some guilt-free feel-good products, to make you feel – just that!

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