When the hair transplant surgery is completed, the patient can only follow the doctor’s recommendations and wait for the final results. The waiting time will pass faster if the patient knows when the implanted hair will grow.
Hair growth after transplant
The transplanted hair will start growing immediately after the primary healing process is complete. However, about 3-4 weeks after the surgery, hair loss (shock loss) will begin. It is a physiological renewal process that is associated with the life cycles of the human hair. Patient should not be afraid of this, as this process does not affect the transplanted hair follicles. No one will be able to avoid this process either. Shock loss occurs gradually, in peculiar waves and is temporary. Therefore, after 3-5 months, the first results will be visible.
It should be noted that the timing of shock hair loss and new hair growth is very relative and individual. The duration of these periods is influenced by the personal state of the patient’s body, adherence recommendations and, of course, the experience of the doctor who performed the surgery.
When the implanted hairs start to grow?
New hair from the transplanted follicles begins to grow after the resting phase no earlier than 2-3 months after the transplant. Hair growth takes place in the same way as before the transplant; over time the process progresses naturally.
The growth cycle of a human hair is about 3 months. Therefore, in order to evaluate the final result of hair transplant, the patient and the doctor will need about 10-12 months. However, hair does not grow immediately. If viewed in stages, the hair transplant area will become thicker gradually. After 3 months, a 30% result is visible; the density depends on the amount of transplanted hair. After 6 months, about 50% of the transplanted follicles enter the growth phase. 100% result will be visible only after 10-12 months from the date of hair transplant.