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When will my new hair grow?

You have already come to Clínica de Freitas, you have had a hair transplant and now you are wondering, how long will it take for my new hair to grow? 

This is an important question, so we would like to explain the growth phases of the new transplanted hair during the next few months.

Growth phases of the transplanted hair

During the growth phases of the hair graft you will experience different stages. It should be remembered that the growth stage or follicular cycle is very variable since each follicle has its specific growth cycle.
Note: Transplanted hair may fall out during the first few weeks after surgery. This is a natural process. 

This hair loss is known as telogen effluvium, it occurs when the hair follicle passes from the development stage to the telogen stage, we repeat, it is a totally natural process. Nothing to worry about. It is part of the process, although the hair falls out the follicle continues to be active within the scalp.

Keep in mind that the complete recovery usually lasts a maximum of one year, the final results will depend on the postoperative care followed by the patient.

The phases through which the transplanted hair goes through are as follows:

  • From 2 to 4 days after the hair surgery.

The implanted follicles will be fixed with fibrin (natural glue of the body).

During this period the recipient (implanted) area will be slightly hydrated with the physiological serum that we will provide.

The donor area, as it heals, will produce scabs that will be concealed by normal hair growth.

  • From the first to the second week

The follicles will only be fully secure from the 8th day after the procedure.
Normally, the donor area heals superficially in 2 weeks.

  • Second to third week

The transplanted hairs may fall out during this period, this is a "latency phase" of the transplanted follicles, so that they can grow back later.

  • Third to fourth week

Generally, the transplanted hair will begin to grow between the "third and fourth" month after the procedure.

  • Ten to twelve months after surgery

Around the 10th month, you will usually be able to see a result very close to the final result.

At 12 months, almost 90% of the transplanted hair will have reached normal growth. 

To evaluate the evolution of the transplant, a photographic follow-up is taken at the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th month. These photos of hair transplant cases are documented, helping us to assess the process and interfere in the process to improve it.

We remind you that our hair center is always at your disposal to answer any questions you may have.