At Aravali Clinic, our expert hair transplant surgeons religiously follow the task of discussing about any or all of the considerations and expectations that patients have related to result of the hair transplant surgery. This helps them to understand and accept the results and have the required level of patience till the result of the surgery actually starts showing up on the scalp. However, in case, you are anxious about the how much time you have to wait then the following timeline will help you manage your expectations:
Patient can experience mild swelling both in the donor and the recipient area for the first few days after the surgery. Such swelling is usually experienced from the third day of the surgery and is completely dissipated by day six. The patient also develops very small blood clots at the incision sites and these usually flake off in anywhere from five to seven days. Any redness that has lingered after the surgery is usually gone by day seven; however, the recipient area is slightly pinkish for the next few weeks.
The staples are ready to be removed after 10 – 14 days of the surgery. This process can even be performed by your family doctor. Roughly three weeks after your procedure you may begin to experience some shedding of the transplanted hairs. This is completely normal and is to be expected. This occurs due to the temporary dormant phase that all hair grafts go through after any hair restoration procedure.
Over the next several weeks to few months the patient can expect to see a few new hair sprouts coming through the surface of the scalp. This new growth period varies from patient to patient but the average time is of three months. The new hair may not necessarily grow evenly but it will all grow in eventually. The new hair will be thin and fine but will thicken over time. During this time the patient may also notice the formation of acne like condition in the recipient area. This is normal and is only some of the new hairs trying to grow through the scalp.
By the fifth to sixth month after the procedure the patient can expect to see considerable new growth. The new hair will be approximately two to three inches in length and the hair shaft will begin to thicken.
After eight to ten months the patient will see the most impressive difference since the initial procedure. The hair will be longer and much thicker and the overall appearance will be of greater density than it was few months before.
By the time a full year has passed since the procedure the patient will see the final result; however, improvements may still be seen well over a year after the surgery.
The hair that is now growing will continue to grow for the rest of the patient’s life and can be cut and styled in any manner the patient wishes it to be. There is no special routine care required for the new hair. Standard shampoos and other hair products are perfectly safe. The patient can treat the new hair as they always have because it is their own hair that has simply been relocated.
The hair that is now growing will continue to grow for the rest of the patient’s life and can be cut and styled in any manner the patient wishes. There is no special regimen required to care for the new hair. Standard shampoos and other hair products are perfectly safe. The patient can treat the new hair as they always have because it is their own hair that has simply been relocated.