Hair Growth Timeline after Hair Transplantation

Time post-op Transplanted area Donor area
The night of the surgery, and for the next few nights afterwards Sleep with your head elevated on pillows. You will be given medication to help you sleep if needed
The day after surgery Hair is washed thoroughly. Grafts should be clean of blood Some pain, tightness and numbness
2-3 Days Scabbing is largely formed. Moderate redness may be present. Some swelling may appear on forehead, still wear the headband Discomfort begins to disappear. Some numbness may continue.
Day 5 or 7 The hair root settled well. Scabs gradually flake off. The redness and swelling usually gone Non-absorbable stitches removed
2-3 weeks Scabs are gone, slightly pinkish, expect to see a few new hairs sprouts coming through the surface looks and feels like a 4-day-old beard. Absorbable sutures begin to absorb. Discomfort and scab is gone. Numbness is uncommon.
4- 10 weeks Transplanted hair is shed as the follicles enter a dormant phase. May also notice the formation of acne like condition in the recipient area. This is normal and is only some of the new hairs trying to grow through the scalp. Absorbable sutures fall off.
3-4 months Transplanted hair begins to grow first as very fine hair. The new hair will be thin and fine but will thicken over time.
8 months Hair is groomable, but transplant appears thin as hair continues to grow and thicken. Slight textural change in hair is occasionally present. Patient is evaluated for a possible second procedure.
1 year By the time a full year has passed since the procedure the patient will see the final result however improvements may still be seen well over a year out from the surgery.
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Before -  After  Strip FUT
Before -  After  doing eyebrow transplant
Before -  After doing mustache transplant
Before -  After  doing hair transplant
Before -  After  doing eyebrow transplant


Pre-op Immediate postop Few days, scabs are formed
1 week 1 month 2 months
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