Hair transplant results cannot be witnessed overnight. One needs to be patient and utterly vigilant until the results completely show.
It takes several months for a person to get the desired results. During this process, a person might be anxious regarding the results. But you need to understand that restoration of hair is a gradual process and that the best results shall be visible only after 8-10 months.
Today, in this blog, we shall help you understand the follicular unit extraction (FUE) process and take you through the results of hair transplants month after month.
What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is one of the two processes to transplant hair. In this process, the surgeon first shaves the back of the scalp of the patient’s head. He will then remove the hair follicles one by one from that area.
He will prepare the grafts, clean and numb the area where the hair grafts will be planted. Followed by this, he uses a scalpel and needles to create small holes, and then very meticulously places each graft into the holes that he has made. This process generally requires the involvement of a larger team than the doctor alone.
It takes almost 10-12 months for a person to witness the complete results of hair transplantation. Let’s guide you through the process month after month, from day 1 to month 12.
Hair transplant results – From Day 1 – 2 Months
For the first 2 days after the surgery, the patient might feel a little discomforting sense on his scalp. This cannot be termed as pain, but just a sensation that is very normal. After 2 months of the surgery, the patient might notice a temporary fall off. This condition is known as Telogen Effluvium. Since the hair follicles receive a sudden shock from the surgery, they tend to fall off at times. The patient should not worry or panic since it is very natural, and the hair follicles restore on their own. This phase is also known as ‘The Initial Phase of Telogen Effluvium.’
Hair transplant results – 2-5 months
This phase is commonly known for the steady hair growth that the restoration starts to make. If you do not notice any change or response of hair follicles during the first stage, you will certainly notice the same in this stage. Although the response of the follicles differs from person to person, almost everyone notices the change in this period. The hair that will start growing after 4 months of a hair transplant will look like baby hair, very soft. Many people get worried thinking they would have to live with baby-like hair henceforth, but that is not so. This is a part of the natural hair growth procedure, eventually, with time, the hair will become thicker.
Hair transplant results – 6-7 months
This phase is more often known as the phase of ‘consistent hair growth. The patient, at this phase, will notice a consistency in his hair. The texture of the hair will get better and thicker.
Hair transplant results – 8-9 months
‘The Phase of Remarkable Density’ – yes, that is how this phase is known for. The patient’s hair at this stage will improve in quality and texture. The patient will more or less get an idea of how they will look with the head full of new hair. For some people, this is when their final results bloom, for others, they might take 2-3 months more.
Hair transplant results – 10-12 months
This is the phase of Perfection. The patient, at this stage, will get the final results of his hair restoration. The hair at this phase will be dense, unique, and completely grown. There will be no problem with hair loss or hair fall that the patient will witness anymore.
How can you get the best hair transplantation result month after month?
Post hair transplantation surgery, the patient needs to take proper follow-ups with the doctor so that any indicating problem could be attended to on time. On the other hand, the surgeon who will carry out the process needs to know about the patient’s expectations, health issues, and underlying problems, if any.
The first 15 days of recovery after hair transplantation determines the success of the procedure. In case, there is any problem or major side effect during these fifteen days, hair transplantation is considered to be a failure. Here are precautionary measures to consider-
- Avoid going for a swim to protect the scalp from salt, dirt, or chlorine.
- Quit drinking alcohol completely.
- Do not lift heavy weights nor load heavy objects.
- Without covering the head, avoid going under the sun. Or else, the sunlight can cause sweating, creating an urge for you to itch.
- While working out, perform only mild postures or exercises.
The results of hair transplantation primarily depend on two factors- the skills of the doctor and the technology used. Pristyn Care clinics use only the best hair transplantation techniques that guarantee permanent results and hair growth within 3 months.
At Pristyn Care, it is our first and foremost responsibility to prioritize our patient’s satisfaction. Our surgeons are well trained and experienced to meet the expectations of the patients with tailored solutions and persistently set follow-ups. If you have any queries or need more clarification, feel free to contact us. We are always here to assist you.