After FUE hair transplant, how long will the new hair grow?

Will the transplanted hair grow indefinitely until they cut it? Or will it be limited to however long it grew in the donor site (like to use my chest as a donor site)?

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Hair length after FUE

The hair growth will be limited to however long it grew in the donor site.  The anagen (growing) phase of the hair cycle is different for different areas of the body.  This is why chest hair stops growing and hair from the scalp does not.  So depending on where the hair was taken from, that is about how long it will grow.


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Hair length after FUE

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The hair growth will be limited to however long it grew in the donor site.  The anagen (growing) phase of the hair cycle is different for different areas of the body.  This is why chest hair stops growing and hair from the scalp does not.  So depending on where the hair was taken from, that is about how long it will grow.


Irvine Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Yes

Transplanted hairs will grow like the hairs from the donor area where the hairs were harvested.  It will continue to grow like other hair until you cut it.   If the hairs were harvested from the chest it will grow like chest hair.  It will not grow like scalp hair.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Yes

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Transplanted hairs will grow like the hairs from the donor area where the hairs were harvested.  It will continue to grow like other hair until you cut it.   If the hairs were harvested from the chest it will grow like chest hair.  It will not grow like scalp hair.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

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