Hair Transplant Timeline

Patients often ask, “How long will it take to start seeing results from my hair transplant?”  Or “When will I have the final results?” Or perhaps “When can I return to work?” The following timeline is a summary of the milestones one can expect and demonstrates how easy it is to return to normal life after a procedure.  

Post-Procedure Recovery Timeline

Disclaimer: This post-procedure recovery timeline offers a brief overview and is not intended as a comprehensive guide for post procedure care. You will receive detailed post-procedure instructions from your doctor after the surgery.

Hair follicles enter the resting phase of their life cycle, appearing similar to pre-surgery hair. Patience is key during this period as growth should resume soon.

Days 1-3

Embark on your hair restoration journey with our initial complimentary consultation. Our team can offer an honest assessment of your hair loss and suggest the most suitable options for you.

You will meet with one of our licensed medical doctors for a pre-restoration procedure consultation which can be conducted in-office or remotely via FaceTime or WhatsApp. During this consultation, they will listen to your needs and preferences.

Once we fully understand your desired goals, our team will provide a quotation outlining the recommended procedure and the associated cost tailored to your specific situation.

Days 12 - 14

For FUT (our HUE or HUE+) procedures, a simple suture will need to be removed by a medical professional 12-14 days post-procedure. This can be done here, or at your primary doctor or at an urgent care center near you. FUE procedures do not require sutures nor suture removal.

Weeks 2–3

The donor area will continue to heal and the scabs will start to clear. By the end of the second week, most scabs in the grafted area should have cleared. Patients can wear doctor-approved cover-ups (bandanas, baseball caps, doo rags, etc.) if needed during the first two weeks.

Months 1–3

Hair follicles enter the resting phase of their life cycle, appearing similar to pre-surgery hair. Patience is key during this period as growth should resume soon.

Months 3-5

During this stage, patients should begin to notice their hair transplant growth. New hairs should begin to appear in the transplanted areas. In this stage, known as the “anagen phase” of the hair growth cycle, hairs that emerge from the scalp appear thin or wispy.  However, over the subsequent months it will thicken up dramatically.

Months 5-9

Patients should see significant new growth in the transplanted area. The transplanted hair typically will grow at a rate of a half-inch each month, so some hairs maybe 3 inches or more at the end of this period.  Toward the end of this phase, you will notice your hair strands will begin to thicken and normalize. This part of the process is known as “maturation,” and the transplanted hair will begin to blend in with the non-transplanted hair.  

One Year

At this point, most of the transplanted hair has grown. As your hair grows longer, the volume of hair increases, providing a fuller appearance. The one year mark is used to track success, however, some patients may require additional months to see final results.

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At Natural Transplants, our friendly and knowledgeable doctors are here to help you through the entire process. Get started on your hair restoration journey.

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