How Much Hair is Growing in by 3 Months After a Hair Transplant?

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Hair transplant growth time line

Your hair will start growing at 3-4 months. (10-20%)

At 6 months you will see about 50% of the growth

At 8 months you will see about 80% of the growth.

The final result is 12-18 months.

Ann Arbor Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 82 reviews

Hair Growth after Hair Transplant Varies.

Each patient’s healing time and hair growth after hair transplant surgery varies depending on his or her situation and lifestyle. After entering a rest phase, some hair growth begins for some as early as the second month, but most patients really don't notice these short, wispy hairs until the fourth or fifth month after surgery.   Most patients begin to see satisfactory hair density and coverage after about 6 months, sometimes longer; but full regrowth should not be expected until close to a year after surgery.

Edmond Griffin, MD
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Hair Transplant Growth Rate

Generally, at the 3-month mark, most patients are just starting to see growth. A patient will be at about 50% growth at the 6 month mark. The coming months all the way up to the 18 month mark you will continue to see new growth and thickening. At the 12 month mark you can expect to be at about 80 – 90% growth with the final result being realized at 18 months. I hope this helps.

Baubac Hayatdavoudi, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

How Much Hair is Growing in by 3 Months After a Hair Transplant?

Thank you for your question.

Thank you for your question.

To obtain alive hair follicles implanted in higher rates, the latest technique being used is not the only manner, it is also affected by compliance of implantation area that we found a better way to improve as a result of our researches, The Organic Hair Transplantation. By this new and unique Organic Hair Transplantation Technique, before the extraction and implantation processes; we regenerate the implantation area with injection of stem cell enriched fat tissue. Regeneration of cells in target area before FUE transplantation with the support of stromal stem cells results in higher rate of alive thicker hair follicles.

Organic Hair Transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body called “donor site” to bald or balding part of the body known as the “recipient site”. Grafts containing hair follicles that are obtained from genetically resistant to balding area transplanted to the bald scalp by latest minimally invasive technique. One of the most important reasons of the hair loss is the decreased quality of the scalp. Therefore to make the only transplantation would provide only a limited benefit without improving the quality of the scalp. In the “Organic Hair Transplantation”


Why should I have Organic Hair Transplantation?

 Stem cells are one of the most popular topics in the science area and it is a well-known fact that the life was built on the shoulders of these cells. Stem cells are used in treatment of many diseases today. Aesthetic plastic surgery is another area that stem cells are used for their advantages. Stem cells are obtained from the own adipose tissue of the patient. It can be stated that stem cells transferred to another place in the body yields rejuvenating, refreshing and repairing effects on the tissue. “Organic Hair Transplantation” method uses the advantages of the stem cells at the maximum level.


Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

New Hair Growth Is Just Beginning

At the 3-month mark, most patients are only beginning to see new hair growth. (Some see none at all until after 4 months.) It will take another few months to see noticeable results, and about a year for its final thickness and effects to be visible. At that point, you and your surgeon should evaluate your results and decide whether a follow-up treatment would be worthwhile. Best of luck to you.

James N. Romanelli, MD, FACS
Long Island Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

3 months after a hair transplant

Some people grow instantly but this is unusual, most people start growing their new hair somewhere between the 3-6th months and by the 8th months 80% of the hair will show

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

New growth usually is just beginning 3 to 4 months after a hair transplant

Thanks for your question. Any hair transplant patient must be willing to make a time commitment before realizing their dream of new hair growth. After a hair transplant, the new growth will generally begin in 3 to 4 months, but it can take a year or more to see full results. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 148 reviews

You wont see much in 3 months (usually)

You will lose your transplanted hair as well as some of your native hair weeks after surgery. You may look
worse before it starts to look better. It may take 6 to 12 months to see the results of a hair transplant

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

FUE Hair Transplant Results and Growth

Every person is different. With FUE hair transplant, you can typically expect to see new growth by the fourth month, definitely by six months. Your transplanted hair should reach maximum maturity and thickness by 18 months.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Hair Transplantation

Depending on the density of the donor site hairs and the length and width of the donor skin that will be used for obtaining the follicular grafts, you may have pretty good density to  your  hair transplant.  Approximately 90 to 95% of the  grafts could survive after the procedure is performed.  This should all be discussed with a qualified Hair Transplant Surgeon.


Good luck to you.


Frank Rieger M.D.  Plastic Surgeon who performs Hair Transplantation

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