When Does Hair Starts To Grow After A Hair Transplant?

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Hair Transplant is the best hair growth treatment that involves a surgical procedure where the donor hair follicles are transferred to the recipient or the hair thinning/ balding area. The hair restoration procedure is performed in two most common methods- Strip or FUT (Follicular unit transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). In the FUT procedure, a strip of hair is usually removed from the donor area of the scalp, which is typically the back of the head. This hair strip is finally dissected into smaller hair follicles that are eventually transplanted to the affected portion of the scalp. While in the FUE procedure, the hair follicles are obtained separately from the donor area of the scalp and then transplanted to the balding area, which gives rise to tiny little doted scars.

Even though this is a surgical procedure, but the process involves a brief recovery period, and new hair growth takes some time. Wondering why? No matter which method you choose, the hair grafts are implanted into tiny slits or incisions in the balding or recipient area, which creates a mild trauma to the treatment area. This, in turn, accelerates the hair follicles in the resting phase of the growth cycle. As each hair follicle has its life cycle, so it consists of a growth phase called the Anagen. This Anagen phase mostly lasts between two and six years, and the resting period lasts for about a few years.

Growth of transplanted Hair within 3 to 6 months

After three months of undergoing the best hair regrowth treatment, the hairs start falling into their resting phase, which results in the growth of very little new hair. The first few weeks of recovery are the most disappointing phase when the transplanted hair starts shedding. This temporary loss of hair is called shock loss. However, the lost hair starts growing during the first 3 to 9 months after undergoing the hair transplant procedure. Doctors may also prescribe certain mediations to stop hair loss and to reduce the risk of post-operative hair shedding.

Growth of transplanted Hair after 5 to 12 months

The initial resting phase ends within 3 to 6 months, and the most exciting time arrives. The best hair growth occurs at this time, and the hair starts growing up to 1.3 cm each month. It has also been noticed that hair grows faster in summer than in winter. Most of the patients find significant hair growth between 5 to 12 months after undergoing the best hair growth treatment. But some patients astonishingly experiences early and rapid new hair growth within six months, but they also find some more new growth of hair grafts within the 12-month stage.

Growth of transplanted Hair after 12 to 18 months

Between 12 to 18 months, patients experience best hair growth, and the growth continues as the newly grown hair grafts start developing in texture and thickness. The final result is usually accomplished at this time. However, it is always recommended to visit your surgeon for the best advice and suggestions. The clinic prefers to be in close contact with the patients all this time, especially during the early natural hair regrowth phase, so that they are encouraged and reassured at every step.

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Artius clinic was first established in the year 2006 under the joint initiative of Dr. Sagar Gundewar and Dr. Komal Gundewar. The best part about the clinic is the plastic surgeon who is qualified, experienced, and understands the intention to seek a treatment procedure. Simultaneously, it is also very essential to feel confident about the treatment you are undergoing. Following are some crucial points that must be remembered when selecting a physician for hair restoration treatment-

  • Years of experience- It is essential to know the years of experience the doctor holds in his field. Dr. Sagar holds nearly 15 years of experience and has helped thousands of patients to regain their self-confidence and positive self-image.
  • Qualification and Training- Another most essential thing to consider about the selected cosmetic surgeon is the extent of skill and training. Dr. Sagar is a Board-certified surgeon who first completed graduation and post-graduation degree. Finally, he completed a super-specialty training in Plastic surgery.

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