The First Week Following Hair Transplantation
By the end of the first week, you should notice that the swelling and redness have diminished and that you have a good sense of how your new appearance will seem. Your scalp should have completely healed at this point, but you will still need to exercise caution and take preventative measures since your grafts are still in the early phases of setting.
Two weeks after the procedure
It’s possible that you’ve noticed that the short hair shafts that were transplanted are falling out. In the course of the hair growth cycle, this is a typical occurrence. The follicular grafts are still in good condition. After a period of dormancy, hairs will begin to sprout from the transplanted follicles around 4 to 5 months after the procedure.
Following the First Month
When you reach this point, your scalp and skin will have completely healed, and it will take about 12-15 months for the full results to become visible. However, throughout the following months, you should continue to follow the recommended precautions and aftercare, as well as seeing your surgeon on a regular basis.
Also, keep in mind that your hair follicles may progressively fall out, which is quite normal, so don’t be alarmed. Once these first few hairs have fallen out, your new hair growth will be permanent, and you will have a full head of hair.
Approximately one month after surgery
After a few months, the difference between the transplanted and natural hair regions on your scalp will have mostly vanished. The longer you have your transplanted hair, the less likely it is that you will be able to detect the difference between your natural hair and the new hair.
Transplanted hair may continue to shed for up to a month after the procedure, and you will most likely not see any new hair growth immediately after the procedure. Maintain an optimistic attitude. The beginning of new growth is just a few months away.
Inquire with your physician about the possibility of reintroducing your own hair care products.
Three months after the transplant
It is possible that some tiny pimples may develop where your physician implanted the transplanted follicles. These pimples are a sign that new hair shafts are making their way to the surface of the skin. A warm compress may be used on the pimples to relieve the discomfort. Despite the fact that these pimples are frequent, not all hair transplant patients will detect them; nevertheless, the lack of pimples does not imply that the hair is not growing. You are always welcome to consult with your doctor if you have any concerns about this.
Between four and nine months after surgery
New hair development is usually evident during this period, with about 60% of all new hair being visible during this time. When you first get your new hairs, they will have a baby-fine texture, but they will thicken with time.
It is possible that you may continue to notice occasional pimples where the hair follicles were implanted. They should be able to decrease on their own. If any of these situations is unpleasant, you may apply a warm compress to the affected region.
12 months after a surgical procedure
After a year, the freshly transplanted hair will have grown to its full length and density.
This is an excellent opportunity to arrange a follow-up visit with your doctor so that you may be examined and have any issues answered. As with any medical procedure, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and communicate with them on a frequent basis to ensure that you receive the best possible outcomes from your treatment.