One of the most often questions asked by those who have just undergone or plan to have a hair transplant is how long it will take for new hair to grow up in those empty areas where the reverse process is urgently needed.
Although not all cases experience the same periods, there are indeed many cases where the new hair follicles appear completely after three months. This can be achieved by combining the care dictated by the clinic that carried out the transplant with other treatments that help hair growth, such as hair mesotherapy.
However, most patients usually notice how their new hair emerges in six months, noticing how after the first follicles transplanted, these are replaced by new, healthy and strong hair and from now on will cover their scalp.
In this sense, as specialists in hair transplants usually repeat, it is a process where results don´t occur overnight, although waiting periods are being shortened in comparison with the first grafts that took place.
Although the implanted hair covers the bald spots at the moment it is grafted, the fact is the regeneration of these first follicles takes a few months, as well as the appearance of a certain capillary density that progressively blooms as the grafts begin to provide nutrients and blood flow to the grafted follicles.
If we are talking about final, definitive results, as the patient who has undergone a hair transplant is going to see for the rest of his life, most experts agree that these are appreciated, on average, a year after the hair graft operation is performed.
These newly transplanted follicles gradually become stronger, improving their aspect and achieving a definitive density, also having to wait for the same growth time as in non-transplanted areas.
It is worth mentioning the gray hair transplants issue, since most of the time, the donor area (which is in the lower rear and lower lateral area) tends to have a greater pigmentation, besides, to have a thicker texture. That is why, often, a change of thickness is appreciated after the implant that, little by little, will disappear until some hairs are confused with others.
Finally, it should be pointed out that the donor area, which will lose its previous appearance for a few weeks to fill up with scabs and, after its fall, will grow again, and will recover its previous appearance before six months. However, as mentioned above, it will take a year for the patient to look in the mirror knowing what his hair looks like after the hair transplant and what it will look like for the rest of his life. Until then, it is time to have maximum patience.