Most patients see results six to nine months after surgery. For some patients, it takes 12 months. For hair transplants to be successful, grafts must survive and adapt to the new areas where they are transplanted. Clinical studies show that about 85 to 95% of all implanted grafts grow well in the transplanted area.
This high percentage indicates that, in general, hair transplants are very successful. A study found that most people who underwent FUE with body or beard hair combined with scalp hair were satisfied with the results in an average follow-up of 2.9 years. They are mainly used to restore hair if you naturally become bald or thin or if you have lost hair due to injury. Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you will start to notice new growth within a few months.
Before undergoing any hair transplant procedure, you should understand that there will be permanent scarring. In addition, some factors, such as trained surgeons, the proper recovery procedure and specific precautionary measures, decide the duration of the hair transplant. Some research suggests that removing body or beard hair takes longer and requires more skill than using scalp hair.
Between 10 and 80 percent of the transplanted hair will fully regrow in three to four months. Most accredited hair transplant doctors consider an overall rate of 90 percent to be the lowest acceptable threshold in terms of the percentage of follicles that become a permanent part of the patient's hairline. You don't want to put your hair transplant in the hands of consultants and doctors with little experience.
In conclusion, I can confidently say that a hair transplant is a safe and effective procedure with a high success rate. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your new head of hair to last for many years.