The following timeline of growth of hair follicle after hair transplant are as follows:
Week 1: Patient has to properly follow post operative instructions for whole week to achieve best hair transplant results as per the clinician. The patient might feel mild swelling and redness in forehead, back of the head and sides which usually disappears with 4-5 days. This is followed by formation of crust or flakes around the newly transplanted hair follicles which disappear in around 10 days post procedure.
Week 2-3: This is also called as shock phase when you will realize shedding of all newly transplanted hairs and you might feel that hair transplant is a failure. But don’t worry your efforts have not ended in vain; it is normal hair growth cycle. Hair follicles stays intact and only hair shaft sheds which further prepares hair follicles to form new hair shaft.
Month 1 to 2: In this time duration, hair follicles enter into rest phase and do not undergo any visible change on your bald area. People often get disappointed during this time as they exactly look the same as they were before the procedure.
Month 2 to 4: A ray of hope begins once you see new thin hair shafts appearing from the bald area. The thin hair shaft begins to appear some sooner and some latter.
Month 6: During this time progress takes it peak and considerable amount of hair grow in the bald area.
Month 6-9: Donor area is completely healed by this time and a large amount of bald area could be found covered with hairs. In the latter months, the thin hair shafts undergo textural changes and become thick.
1 year: By the end of a year 80% of the hair growth can be observed which is followed by fuller look as the volume of hair grows further.
How long to wait for full growth?
So yes, it needs to wait for around a year to achieve the look of your dream and bring back your confidence which was once faded due to hair loss. If you have chosen the right clinic and right surgeon, this duration is really worth waiting.
Table depicting Hair transplant regrowth rate
Why to choose Medispa for your long lasting dream oh hair transplant?
All these minute efforts we take are to deliver the best experience which makes you believe that the wait was worth. In addition to all of these we believe in delivering best possible treatment with keeping your comfort in mind at an affordable cost.