Thanks to one significant advancement, it is now feasible to get natural-looking outcomes with the help of a hair transplant in Toronto. The healthy hairs are now transplanted one by one by the surgeon. The artificial doll-like hair that patients noticed in the 1970s and 1980s is no longer an issue. Hair plugs were used to fill up the thinning areas back then and those hair plugs grew more visible with time.
Improvements over the past decade have allowed the hairline and placement of hair grafts in thinning regions to also contribute to the natural appearance of the results.
Because of these advancements, the results might seem so natural that even a barber or stylist will be unable to tell you’ve had any work done. If you’ve been considering getting a hair transplant, you’ve definitely considered how long it would take to see results. While the effects might not appear right away following treatment, they are quite satisfying and well worth the wait. Learn more about the hair restoration procedures we provide and when you may expect to see results by reading this article.
The Treatment Process
While the recuperation period and length of time for ideal hair transplant outcomes varies from patient to patient, most people will see the first impacts four months after the treatment. With that in mind, there are a few things you should be aware of in order to have a better understanding of what to anticipate after the treatment.
The donor hairs will ultimately fall out once they have been transplanted into regions of thinning hair or baldness. Please keep in mind that this is a perfectly typical reaction — the transplanted hairs are in a state of shock as a result of the treatment, and this is a normal part of the regeneration process.
The follicles then go into a three-month “resting” period. They should then begin a fresh development cycle and progressively grow longer and longer after this time. While the transplanted hair may seem uneven at first, it should be growing regularly enough by the fifth or sixth month after surgery to allow for an initial progress review.
Keep in mind that the optimum results may not appear for another 12 to 18 months after the hair restoration treatment, and your surgeon may prescribe topical or prescription medications to boost the benefits and prevent additional hair loss.
The final benefits of hair restoration surgery normally take more than a year to appear, but you should see the beginnings of new, natural-looking hair in the treated regions far before that.
The Surgeon You Choose Has A Major Impact On The Outcome
While these advancements provide patients with more natural-looking outcomes, the outcome is still entirely determined by the surgeon you choose. Choose a doctor who is familiar with hair loss and routinely conducts hair transplants.
Dermatologists or plastic surgeons specialize on skin, hair, and nail issues, thus they are well-versed in hair loss. Many of them also do hair transplants and can tell you whether you’re a suitable candidate.
Who May Benefit From A Hair Transplant?
Hair transplantation is suitable for men and women of all ethnicities. You must have two things in order to be eligible for a hair transplant:
There should be enough healthy hair on your head to transplant to the region that is lacking in hair.
You should have the capacity to develop hair on your thinning scalp. If you’re struggling with medical conditions that result in hair loss, we can help you manage those conditions with the help of medications.
Once you come in for your consultation you will be given a comprehensive scalp examination by one of our medical experts. From there they will also determine whether you are an acceptable candidate for this type of treatment.
You may also require a blood test to figure out why you’re losing hair. This might help you figure out what’s going on in your body and why your hair is falling out. A scalp biopsy may be necessary for certain individuals. During your appointment, your expert will be able to swiftly and conveniently collect the information required.
If we determine that you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant after the examination and testing, he or she may tell you what kind of outcomes to anticipate. Although a complete head of hair is unlikely, a larger head of hair might be the aim.
Your hair will not be ready for primetime after your FUE treatment, just as you will not be able to run a 10k a few days after knee surgery. FUE transplants, like any other surgical treatment, need time to heal.
The recipient region may undergo crusting and moderate redness for 7-10 days. After a week or two, any post-op redness and scabbing will fade, and your hair transplants should be securely in place.
As we’ve noted previously, if your hair begins to fall out, don’t panic.
Patients sometimes worry whether anything went tragically wrong following this first recuperation phase. However, it is common for transplanted hairs to “fall out” in the weeks after surgery. The transplanted follicles go into dormancy after surgery, causing hair loss. The follicles, on the other hand, stay there and begin to produce new hair. Because hair grows slowly approximately one centimeter per month, it may take three to four months following surgery to see your new, better head of hair.
Even then, your new hair isn’t quite ready. Your hair will continue to grow thicker and stronger, and although the early growth may be spotty in certain areas, it will soon level out. Your hair follicles will mature in eight to ten months, and you’ll get the results you’ve been waiting for.
The waiting may be the most difficult aspect of your FUE procedure. The effects, however, are permanent and will endure for the rest of your life after your transplanted hair has completely grown in.
Outcomes To Expect From Your Hair Transplant
Though Nova Medical Hair Transplant users report satisfaction after one year, the hairs might take up to 24 months to thicken and achieve their ultimate form. The recipient region starts to fill with hair between the 6th and 7th months.
For patients who have been dealing with the stress of hair loss, this is a fantastic time. It’s vital to keep in mind that the appearance and density of transplanted hairs will not have achieved their ultimate appearance, and the hair follicles will continue to increase in the months ahead.
During the sixth to ninth months, just 60% of the total outcome will be obtained. Some people may come to our clinic with concerns about their hair going out. This isn’t a cause for concern since most people lose 10 to 100 hair follicles per day.
From the 9th to the 12th month, there is a significant rise in density. New hair is still growing and thickening at this time. Around 80% of the ultimate outcome will be attained by the end of the 12th month. The transplanted hairs will have grown, leaving just the thickening of the existing hair to complete the process.
How Long Does It Take After A Hair Transplant To See The Ultimate Outcome?
Patients seeking a treatment for hair loss regularly ask this issue. Given that hair transplants are the sole permanent option, it is reasonable to expect a lengthy recovery time.
This period may be greatly shortened depending on the clinic’s expertise and post-operative recommendations. A hair transplant journey is lengthy, and it’s critical to have a team at your side who knows the anatomy and physiology of hair throughout the process.
A healthy diet, sufficient water intake, and frequent scalp massages to encourage blood flow may all aid in the development process. Minoxidil, when administered between the first 2 to 6 months of development, has been scientifically demonstrated to be advantageous.
Depending on the implantation region, the rate of growth varies. Front-row transplanted hair grows faster than crown-row transplanted hair. Full development in locations with the least amount of blood circulation may take up to 24 months, according to many studies.
Nova Medical Hair Transplant Toronto has done thousands of hair transplant procedures to date. Despite the fact that we make every effort to educate our patients about the many stages of hair development, this is one of the times when they are most concerned about hair loss and must learn to be patient.
There’s no need to wait 4 to 5 months to advance. Transplanted hairs enter their initial phase of growth at this period, consisting mostly of thin hairs. While delayed growth may demoralize some patients, it is an indicator that your hair follicles are healthy and that the growth is developing normally.
Make A Hair Loss Assessment Appointment Today!
You don’t have to put up with your hair loss any longer. Make an appointment with the Nova Medical Hair Transplant team in Toronto to start the process. Contact us online or call our office directly to obtain a tailored examination and treatment plan by one of our medical experts. We look forward to helping you with this process!
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