The period after hair transplant surgery

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Hair transplantation is not an exact science, but it is a unique process. Putting hair in a new place to grow is exciting. The clinic that you have chosen should be reputable and have results to show.

After surgery, the results take lots of time. An eight-hour surgery takes patients about three weeks to heal. At about eight weeks post-op, the transplanted hair will have fallen from the scalp. The pinkness on the scalp typically lingers for one to three months and then gradually dissipates. The hair might not show up until around six months post-op, so you have to deal with the anxiety of seeing little growth. You might show to be at fifty percent at 6 months post-op but with no certainty. The eight to twelve-month time period will show eighty percent of growth or more. Lastly, new hair will continue to grow in for up to twenty-four months.

There's no way to tell how one unique case may progress, but hair generally grows in a great variance in hair growth cycles. Patience is the key. Stay healthy, care for your scalp, and one day you may forget about what once didn’t exist.

Dr. Patrick Mwamba

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Belgium Hair Restoration Surgeon