Period after the hair transplant requires a lot of patience. All patients and candidates seek more information regarding this period. On this page we will give answers to the following common questions: How long does it take for transplanted hair to regrow? When does transplanted hair usually grow? Does the hair thickness change?
As mentioned before, the majority of transplanted hair falls out after the procedure. You can find more details about it on our Shock hair loss page. All patients would want their hair to grow without shock loss, unfortunately, this is the necessary stage of hair transplant recovery.
When Does Transplanted Hair Regrow After the Procedure?
A certain period must pass before the hair starts regrowing. Usually, it does grow in 3-4 months after the shock loss. In the 3rd month hair growth progresses slowly. In most cases, significant growth starts on the 4th month. The first hair usually reminds baby hair, thin and growing in random directions. This stage is called an ugly duckling. It is the most pessimistic part of the hair transplant. Approximately 30-40% of the transplanted hair grows in 4 months. It is rare, thick and looks weak. Crown hair regrows slower than the frontal area hair. Crown hair grows with 1-2 month delay, which is normal. It is proven that the hair transplant done by an implanter pen results in faster hair regrowth.
In the picture below you can see our patient’s example. Most of his hair grew by 7th month.
When Does Transplanted Hair Get Thick?
On the 4th month the hair starts getting thicker. Around 60-70% of the hair usually grows by 5-6th month. Together with density, the quality of the hair increases as well. By 7-8th month hair keeps getting thicker. The expected result is achieved in one year. You can check more details about hair transplant stages on the after hair transplant stages page.
Does Transplanted Hair Grow Long?
Usually, hair grows 1 – 1,1 cm a month. The same happens with transplanted hair. The genetics of the transplanted hair remains the same. If the hair starts growing on the 4th month, it gets 2cm long by the 6th month.
How to Understand Whether Transplanted Hair is Rooted?
First few days after hair transplant are critical. The first 48 hours are referred to the epithelialization phase when the follicles are rooted. It is worth mentioning that there is a risk for the hair not to be rooted. It is hard to understand if the hair is rooted or not during the first 10 days after the operation because the scabs must be out first. The rooting must be analyzed during the next several months. We shared the reasons for the hair unrooting in our other page.
Does the Hair Regrow in 6 Months?
Volume and time are individual to every patient. In general, half of the transplanted hair regrows in 6 months. The rest of the hair keeps growing during the following months.
When is Transplanted Hair Rooted?
The first 48 hours are very critical. If there are no problems during the first 10-15 days, the hair can be considered as rooted.
What is the Regrow Rate of Transplanted Hair?
It is incorrect to state that all transplanted hair gets rooted or regrows. This rate depends on the patient’s hair quality, transplantation technique, and age. 85% hair regrowth can be considered as a successful result.