How Long Will It Take For Me To See New Hair Growth?
This is another often asked topic by our patients, and in most cases, you will begin to notice effects eight to twelve months after the surgery has been completed.
Again, it affects people differently, and although eight to twelve months may sound like a long time, it isn’t in reality. Since they are natural hairs, the follicles need time to establish themselves and connect to the cells in their immediate vicinity before they may begin to renew. Once this is accomplished, you will begin to see a change. Ten months is little in comparison to a lifetime’s worth of hair, and the months will pass quickly.
It is possible that you may have some hair shedding in the first few days after your FUE hair transplant, but please do not be concerned as this is quite typical. The roots of the transplanted hair follicles will stay in position, ready for regeneration when the hair follicles are replanted.
What Is The Expected Lifespan Of A Hair Transplant?
When contemplating a hair transplant, it is natural to ask how long the results of the procedure would be visible. If you want your hair transplant to last a lifetime, it is essential that you have it performed by a hair restoration expert with extensive experience and a good reputation.
When the hair transplant surgery is completed, you will see a new contour of your improved hairline in the process of healing. Many patients, on the other hand, may notice that their freshly transplanted hair begins to fall out within two to six weeks after the procedure. This may be a frustrating experience, but keep in mind that it is typical, and you will begin to notice new hair growth in a permanent capacity within a few months. It takes about six months before you see any major changes in your hair growth pattern. After a year, the full extent of the transplant’s effects will become apparent.
Because healthy hair follicles are transplanted into thinning or bald regions, a hair transplant will typically last a lifetime in the majority of instances. The lifetime of a hair transplant, on the other hand, may be influenced by variables such as the patient’s hair type, lifestyle, age, and the degree of their hair loss, among others. In such situations, the patient may need a number of treatments in order to get the desired outcome.
Modern-day hair transplants are permanent, safe, and natural-looking, with no need for maintenance. Regardless of your gender, age, or the degree of your hair loss, you should visit with your doctor immediately to explore your hair transplant alternatives. These procedures have a high success rate and may help you regain your lost self-confidence.
What Is Shock Loss And How Does It Happen?
It is possible that you may suffer hair loss in the weeks after your surgery. This is referred to as shock loss. Throughout the operation, your scalp will have been subjected to a great deal of stress, and although every precaution is made to ensure that this is kept to a minimum, your scalp may still lose hair as a result of the shock.
In most cases, shock loss is just temporary, and your hair will eventually revert to its regular growth pattern when the cycle resets and starts again. The transplants will return the hair to its growing phases, and you will notice the effects within a few months, no matter what caused the shock loss or how much hair was lost.
It is uncommon to have permanent shock loss, and it is typically only evident in instances where the follicles have already been damaged by the hair loss process. The possibility of this being present is that you suffer from pattern baldness, but your surgeon will do an examination and discuss this with you in detail prior to your treatment. They will also be on hand for an initial check-up as well as an aftercare service for up to 12 months after the operation to monitor the development process and address any problems that may arise.
Qualities That Can Have An Impact On The Outcome Of A Hair Transplant
Every patient is unique, and the ultimate outcome will be determined by a number of variables, including:
- Hair characteristics – curly, coarse hair will seem thicker than fine, straight hair due to the way it is curled.
- The extent of the hair loss will have an impact on the ratio of the donor area to the recipient area.
- The density of the donor region – patients with thick hair in the donor area will have a larger supply of follicular units than those with sparse hair in the donor area.
- In comparison to a donor with a large number of three and four hair follicular units, the hair of the latter will seem ‘thicker.’ This is because three and four hair follicular units are more densely packed together than one and two hair follicular units.
- It is important to note the patient’s head circumference since the surgeon will be able to harvest more grafts from bigger head circumference patients.
- The difference between the patient’s skin and hair colors – if the patient has pale skin and dark hair, the hair will definitely seem thinner since more skin will be seen through the hair.
- A patient’s skin laxity will influence the quantity of tissue that can be removed during a femoral head and neck (FUT) strip procedure.
Transplanted hair (FUT and FUE) is not appropriate for everyone, therefore it’s essential to have a thorough evaluation before having any kind of hair restoration surgery, including FUT and FUE.
Unlike other clinics, we will always be upfront and honest with you about the outcomes you may anticipate to see following your surgical procedure. We will only suggest a procedure if we think it is the best course of action for you and that there is a high likelihood of achieving a good result.