After a hair transplant, what percentage of hair comes in at months 4, 6, 9 and 12? Regarding the percentage of hair, is the percentage refering to hairs that have broken the skin and are visible or just length of the transplanted hair? Thanks for your help!
People often want to know what to expect and when to expect it from hair transplantation and rightfully so.
One thing that is important to keep in mind however, is that everybody grows hair at different rates and there is no exact percentage that I can give you to follow as a rule. I can however, give you some general ranges that might help you.
The percentages I’ve provided below are referring to both new growth and hair maturity rather than only one or the other.
The hardest percentage to give is the initial 3-5 months because this is where most people start to see some visual growth (hair popping through the skin). Most of the time the hair starts growing in as colorless and thin, barely visible with the naked eye (though they can be felt with the fingertips). So below is what one might expect in terms of new growth and hair maturity.
- Between 3-5 months one might expect to range between 0%-40%. (Mostly new growth happening at this stage and some thickening of early bloomer hairs.)
- Between 6-8 months one might expect to range between 50%-70%. (Mostly thickening and darkening of transplanted hairs that have already popped through the skin with some new hair growth)
- Between 9-12 months one might expect to range between 70%-90%. (Mostly thickening, darkening, and softening of transplanted hairs that have already popped through the skin. New hair growth still possible but minimal)
- Between 12-18 months one might expect to range between 90%-100%. (All the transplanted hair should continue to mature, thicken and soften to become like natural hair.)
Remember that this should only be used as a guide and are not steadfast rules.