Hair transplant is one of the most common and effective treatments for baldness. Like any other surgery, hair transplant includes several stages: preparation, the surgery itself and the period after hair transplant. The latter is very important. So, the patient’s awareness of the postoperative process and strict adherence to the doctor’s recommendations directly affects the success of the procedure. The patient will go through 4 important stages after hair transplant.
1st Stage: Recovery and healing
First 15 days
After hair transplant, healing is fast. Most patients feel great and are ready to return to their daily routine the very next day after surgery.
For several days after the surgery, traces of micro-punctures will be visible on the scalp. With proper daily care, the transplanted area will heal completely in 7-10 days.
2nd Stage: Shock hair loss
3-8 weeks after hair transplant
The transplanted hair will start growing a few days after the transplant. About 3-4 weeks after the transplant, the process of hair renewal begins, which is called “shock hair loss”.
This is a physiological process that does not affect the transplanted follicles (hair roots remain alive and healthy), so it should not scare the patient. The process of hair loss occurs gradually, hair changes one by one. The duration and intensity of this process depends on the individual characteristics of the organism.
3rd Stage: New hair growth
3-6 months after hair transplant
New hair from the transplanted follicles begins to grow after a rest period no earlier than 2-3 months after the transplant. Hair growth occurs naturally. The growing hair becomes more and during this period visible changes are noted.
4th Stage: Final result
10-12 months after hair transplant
About 10-12 months after hair transplantation, the hair renewal process is completed. Hair gains a natural look, shine and strength. It is at this stage that the patient and his doctor can evaluate the final result of the hair transplant.