In how many cases do the transplanted hair follicles not shed and continue to grow normally in the recipient area?

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How common is immediate growth for hair transplants

Hair transplants shed their graft hairs usually 95% of the time. In about 5% of patients, the hair grows on day one and keeps growing. I love when that happens


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Shed

We see this in 10-30% of our patients.  It is not common but also not a bad thing if it happens.  However, if any concerns make sure to go inf or a follow up.

Rashid M. Rashid, PhD, MD
Houston Dermatologist
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Shedding

Shedding of the transplanted hairs occurs on a case by case basis at about 3 weeks from surgery.  It is common to lose most or all of the hair shafts, however the follicles remain behind and will start to regrow hair at about 2-3 months.  I think more than 90% of the patients shed transplanted hair shafts completely.

Parsa Mohebi, MD
Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Most of the transplanted hairs shed before new hairs start to grow. In some cases (less than 10%) the transplanted hairs may co

Most of the transplanted hairs shed before new hairs start to grow.  In some cases (less than 10%) the transplanted hairs may continue to grow.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Some transplanted hairs not shedding post-op

It is difficult to put a number on the percentage. Let's just say that it's the exception to the rule, but by no means unheard of. If the newly transplanted hairs do not shed and continue to grow, that's a plus--you'll likely see results sooner than someone who lost most or all of those new hairs.

Jonathan Ballon, MD
Atlanta Hair Restoration Surgeon
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