After surgery, the transplanted hair grafts will go through a number of phases before finally meeting the desired results. Growth occurs over approximately 1 year or slightly more than a year before achieving final results. The following timeline will help you understand what to expect for your own recovery period.
1 – 7 Days After Surgery
Check out David’s hair transplant timeline to see pictures of his hair transplant recovery.
10 – 14 days After Surgery
1 -2 Months After Surgery
5 – 6 Months After Surgery
8 – 10 Months After Surgery
Between months eight and ten the patient will see the most impressive difference since the initial procedure. The hair will be longer and much thicker and the overall appearance will be one of greater density than even a few short months before.
1 Year After Surgery
The hair that is now growing will continue to grow for the rest of the patient’s life and can be cut and styled in any manner the patient wishes. There is no special regimen required to care for the new hair. Standard shampoos and other hair products are perfectly safe. The patient can treat the new hair as they always have because it is their own hair that has simply been relocated.