I am interested in getting a hair transplant, but I am wondering what the process is like? Will I see hair growth weekly?
After a hair transplant the scalp is typically pink with tiny scabs forming around the incision sites. The tiny graft incision sites heal quickly within 7-10 days. The redness and tiny scabs in the recipient area typically clear up and fade away within 1-2 weeks. Generally, most patients begin to shed their transplanted hair around the 3rd to 4th week following surgery.
Generally, most patients begin to see noticeable hair growth around 3-4 months after surgery. Unfortunately, hair growth is a process that requires patience and most patients do not see a noticeable difference weekly. Additionally, it is important to understand that not every patient will grow at the exact same rate. In the beginning stages of hair growth, the hairs are fine and whispy which can make it difficult for a patient to notice or detect.
By 7 months most patients have grown a substantial amount of new hair. However, these new hairs are not mature yet and will continue to grow in diameter for the next few months. At 12 months the majority of patients have grown all of their transplanted hair. However, not all of the hair follicles have matured and grown in to their final state. By 18 months all of the hair follicles have grown in diameter creating an even fuller and thicker appearance to the hair restoration procedure.
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