How does evolve a hair transplant month by month? When does the patient notice an improvement in his baldness? How much time does it take to see the final results? Is the loss of the grafted hair mean the transplant failed?
Let’s take a look at how the results of a hair transplant evolve month by month.
After the hair transplant, we can see scabs on the patient’s head. This phenomenon is normal, and there is no need to worry. Those scabs will disappear by themselves after a few days. Some patients may experience swelling in the recipient area. It gradually goes away about a week after the hair transplant.
Following the surgeon’s guidelines carefully is an excellent way to get the best results.
A hair transplant month by month: a month later
One month after the transplant, the grafted hair fell. Patients often experience anxiety observing this phenomenon. They believe the transplant failed. It does not! The grafted hair loss is a normal part of the post-transplant recovery process and is due to the hair cycle of life. Follicles entered a rest phase known as the telogen phase.
Two months after the hair transplant
During the second month after the hair transplant, the appearance of the recipient area’s scalp is getting better. The hair follicles enter the anagen phase, meaning the hair starts to grow back. However, it takes time to be able to see the first little hair. On average, hair grows by one centimeter per month.
Hair transplant month by month: three months after the transplant
On average, three months after the hair transplant, patients may see the first hair growing back on the recipient area. At first, this new hair is thin and fragile.
Four to five months after the hair transplant
Four months after a hair transplant, the new hair gets thicker and progressively melts into the rest of the hair. Some patients have comedones looking like acne pimples; they should not touch them. They will disappear by themselves. It is a sign the hair is growing back.
Six months after the hair transplant
Six months after the hair transplant, it is getting harder to notice the patient had a hair transplant. The grafted hair has grown back and melted into the rest of the hair.
One year after the hair transplant
One year after the hair transplant, the growth process is over, and the final results are visible. It is now impossible to tell if the patient had a hair transplant.
The patient may cut and style his hair as he wants. The grafts grow back like natural hair.
Hair transplant month by month: after a year
After a year, the grafts do not evolve anymore and act as natural hair. They follow the three-stage life cycle of hair.
Grafted hair does not fall, so the results are long-lasting. However, patients who did a hair transplant at a young age, before their baldness was stable, may need another procedure to achieve the best result as they will keep losing their hair. To avoid the ‘fluffy patch’ effect, patients will undergo another surgery to fill the gap between the grafts and the natural hair.
Hair transplant is a durable and natural-look solution to baldness.
How to get a hair transplant with Hair Turkey?
At Hair Turkey, we are proud of offering only the best to our patients. Our doctor, the marvelous Dr. Kinyas, is a DHI hair transplant specialist and only practices this technique in our high-tech clinic in Istanbul.
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