People who have had a hair transplant will usually continue to grow hair on the transplanted areas of the scalp. Within two to three weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but new growth can be seen within a few months. Most people will observe 60% of their new hair growing after six to nine months. Some surgeons prescribe minoxidil (Rogaine) to improve hair growth after transplantation, but its effectiveness is not clear. It is important to note that between two and eight weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out. By the third month, the hair may look thinner than before the transplant.
After a hair transplant, the hair will continue its cycle, meaning it will grow at the same rate as before the transplant. Most patients will find that they lose some of their newly transplanted hair a few weeks after treatment, which is normal and nothing to worry about. This is usually because the follicle does not receive blood supply for a short period of time. The follicle and graft will remain intact, and most patients tend to notice new hair growing about three to four months after any loss has occurred.
Hair transplant is both a procedure and a process. As long as the hair is immediately transplanted from the donor area to the receiving or bald area, it can take from one year to 18 months for the hair to fully grow, thicken and mature. After implanting the hair transplant, hair will fall out four to six weeks after the procedure. After three to five months of hair restoration, the follicle will be safe and sound and new hair will begin to grow. The quantity and type of graft you receive depends on the type of hair, the quality, color and size of the area where you are going to have your transplant.
To see the best results before and after a hair transplant, following post-operative recommendations is essential to achieve optimal results. As a result, it is sometimes necessary for patients to undergo more than one hair transplant over their lifetime. Your hair will continue to grow at its normal rate, so it's essential to remember that undergoing transplant treatment won't change this situation and that there's no magic button to speed up the process.
Transplanted hair will start to grow back, usually thinner than normal, but will start to get thicker as time passes. Hair transplants usually take one day, but two or more treatments may be required with an interval of a few months if a large area is treated. One of the main challenges is that there is a limited supply of donor hair on the back and sides of the head, so it is rarely possible to replace all of the hair that is lost in life. Hair transplantation is performed by transferring grafts from the source area to the target area one by one.
In conclusion, hair transplants can keep growing if they are done correctly and with proper post-operative care. The transplanted hair may fall out in two to eight weeks after surgery but new growth can be seen within three months. It usually takes one year for transplanted hair to fully grow and thicken. Patients may need more than one treatment if they are treating a large area.