My transplanted hair fell recently all of a sudden. Will it grow or not?
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Will transplanted hair shed following a procedure grow back?
Anagen (growing phase): 2-7 years
Catagen (short phase before resting phase): 2-3 weeks
Telogen (resting phase): 3-8 months
The stress of the FUE hair transplant can trigger a portion of the follicles to come out of the anagen phase of growth and enter catagen, followed by 3-8 months of telogen. The hairs re-enter the anagen, or growing phase, after 3-8 months. So, the follicles that shed their hairs as a result of the transplant typically return by 8 months. At only 2 months following your procedure, your follicles have passed through the 2-3 week long Catagen phase, and the follicles are likely in the Telogen phase of growth. The hair will typically start to thicken and return in months 3-8 following the procedure. It’s important to understand that every day is going to be a little different as your hair grows in, and you can’t really say you have your “final results” until 11 or 12 months. So, rest easy, and wait on the growth. I know it won’t be easy, but taking monthly pictures of your hair growing in will help you track its progress, as that is difficult when you’re looking at yourself every day.
Hair growth after transplant
Time will tell
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Transplanted hair fell out in the first two months
Loss of Transplanted Hair
The signs of new hair growth are not expected to appear until about month four following the operation. When the follicles are extracted and transferred to a new location, this is very traumatic, causing them to enter a resting phase known as telogen. The hair shafts will fall out to prepare for a new growth cycle. And the first manifestations usually begins to appear around the fourth month.
But being in month two, what you are experiencing is quite normal. And you can expect to see more improvements around the next couple of months and thereafter. Concerns over lack of growth should be questioned or addressed between months 10-12.
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