If you are considering a hair transplant, the first thing you should know is that it is a long-term process that requires patience. Because although hair transplantation is a permanent and effective solution to the problem of hair loss, it is not an application that gives immediate results. It can take more than a year to achieve final results. Although technological developments have brought hair transplantation to an advanced level, unfortunately we have not yet reached the stage where we can transplant hair today and have dense and voluminous hair the next day. In order to understand why we should wait at least 1 year after hair transplantation, we must first understand the natural hair growth cycle. Hair grows in stages. It goes through stages of growth and shedding. This process also applies to the hair we transplant. In this article, you will find a detailed chart of what kind of growth process awaits you after hair transplant surgery.
First 7 Days After Hair Transplant
The first week is critical for the areas where hair follicles are collected and hair follicles are transplanted. In these areas called donor and recipient; redness, itching, swelling and pain sensation may occur. The itching sensation caused by the crusts that form in the form of small dots can be slightly relieved if the post-operative care instructions are followed. The most important issue of the first week after hair transplantation; When and how the first wash should be done. The first wash after hair transplantation should be performed by the doctor or health personnel on the 3rd day of the operation. Subsequent washings should be done at the frequency recommended by the doctor and as described.
15 Days After Hair Transplant
Some changes occur 2 weeks after the hair transplant surgery. The healing process continues at this stage as well. However, the complaints that occur in the first days of the surgery begin to subside. Complaints such as crusting, itching, swelling or pain are relieved or relieved.
1 Month After Hair Transplant
In the third or fourth week of hair transplantation, you may start to see some hair loss in the recipient area. This condition, which we call shock shedding, is a natural part of the hair growth cycle.
2 Months After Hair Transplant
At this stage, you will see that the shedding process continues. This process may vary from person to person. You should not panic and be patient.
3 Months After Hair Transplant
With the 3rd month, you will notice that your new hair starts to grow. New hair growth; It can be thin and feathery in appearance. Don’t let this worry you. Because over time, your hair will begin to thicken and strengthen.
4 – 6 Months After Hair Transplant
More hair should have grown at this stage. The hair, which grows unevenly and causes a patchy appearance in the first place, becomes regular with the 6th month. At this stage, you will notice that your hair has thickened and become stronger. But you have to be a little more patient for the final results.
9 – 12 Months After Hair Transplant
During these months, the hair growth and thickening process continues. New hair grows about 1-2 cm per month. If your hair is long enough, you can cut and shape it as you wish during this period.
12 – 18 Months After Hair Transplant
Here we have finally come to the final results stage that we always talk about. During this period, all transplanted hair should be fully mature, thickened and darkened. It can also be decided at this stage whether your hair transplant surgery is successful or not. Are you a victim of a faulty hair transplant or did everything work out as it should? To get the answer to this question, you must wait for the completion of 1 year.