One of the most frequently asked questions during the informative visits and in the first sessions prior to hair graft intervention is the one that concerns the time that they will have to wait to be able to show off their head full of hair.
This is a process that requires time and patience, but that ends up leading to a repopulated head with hair that will accompany the patient for the rest of his life, thanks to the growing advances in capillary micrograft and in the development of techniques such as FUE Sapphire.
Once hair transplant is completed and a medical check has confirmed that we only have to wait and we can resume the usual routine at 72 hours after the end of the intervention, a growth process begins. It will be reinforced following a series of recommendations and advice received by the patient’s medical team.
During the first three days we will see how the swelling is diminishing. The protective bendage can be removed and at the same time the little crusts, that begin to appear, will gradually fall until the second week after the operation, when practically none remains.
After the first month we will be able to observe how the grafted follicles begin to grow in our scalp slowly and weakly. However, it should be remembered that this will not be the hair that we end up wearing for life, but the one that germinate from the layer beneath hypodermis so that future hair do not stop growing where nothing was before.
We will see some hair, the first, to fall to be replaced by new ones that, still thin and weak, that confirms the transplant has gone well and that, from now on, we can only wait to see how they grow and strengthen. From the third month we may start using caps or hats without problems.
The results, more or less similar to those that we will end up observing the year after the transplant, will begin to be seen after six months, when those small hairs that barely managed to cover part of the scalp become longer, thicker and stronger.
From the sixth month, the equation waiting to get strong and natural hair where there was none before, will be exponential. Indeed, the slow pace with which we previously saw this process will accelerate until we recover our hair 12 months after hair transplant intervention.
Then, we will show off a strong and healthy hair that will accompany us forever, thus saying goodbye to our baldness, without anyone being able to notice at all that we have resorted to a capillary micrograft to get a thick head of hair. As patients who undergo a hair transplant usually repeat, it is when you look in the mirror you realize that it was worth the wait.