Hair loss is a common problem for both men and women. The most effective way to solve this problem is hair transplantation. In this blog post, we have provided a comprehensive guide on the changes you will experience month by month after hair transplantation, expected developments, how to manage the process and hair transplant recovery. We wish you a pleasant reading.
After hair transplantation, hair regrowth and results are usually seen in several stages. Although the healing process after the procedure varies from person to person, it can take up to a year for full hair regrowth. However, if you regularly follow the instructions and apply regular care, this period will be much shorter.
In order for you to better understand the changes in your hair after hair transplantation, we have listed the changes that can be observed on a monthly basis below:
One week after the hair transplant, it is normal to experience itching and mild pain during the process of shedding the scabs. This is part of the healing process. If you feel discomfort, you can use painkillers recommended by your doctor. It is also important to avoid washing your hair for the time your doctor has prescribed. You should avoid touching your scalp, towel drying hard and scratching your scalp.
Two weeks after the hair transplant, most of the scabs in the transplanted area begin to fall off during this time. This is a natural part of the healing process and indicates a healthy settlement of the hair follicles. However, you should not try to remove the scabs that do not fall off. Because forcibly trying to remove the scabs will cause scalp irritation. Towards the end of the two-week period, some of the transplanted hair follicles may enter the shock shedding phase. This phase is a normal process for hair follicles to start growing in a healthy way.
One month after the hair transplant, the shock shedding phase of the transplanted hair may still be ongoing or may have ended. This situation varies from person to person. The sensitivity of the hair is greatly reduced and the scabs and redness are gone. Your hair washing routine returns to normal during this period.
Two months after hair transplantation, the shock shedding phase ends in most patients. New hair begins to grow from the hair follicles. These hairs may be thin and delicate at first. The thin hair will become thicker and stronger over time. During this process, you can make it stronger by using care products suitable for hair transplantation.
Three months after a hair transplant, your hair strands may still look thin. Use care products regularly during this period. Your hair will continue to grow slowly during this period. You need to be patient to see the full results.
4-5 months after hair transplantation, it is noticeable that your hair grows significantly and gains a natural appearance. Hair strands become thicker and stronger. During this period, do not neglect your hair care and maintain your regular care routine.
Six months after hair transplantation, the hair follicles heal and become stronger. Therefore, hair density increases and a more pronounced fullness is seen in the hair transplantation area. Six months after hair transplantation, the person usually has a more pronounced hair density and shape. However, the healing process can often take up to 12 months to see full and final results.
Usually, 9-12 months after the hair transplantation, the final results of the hair transplantation appear and the healing process is completed. The hair reaches the required length and permanent results appear. Hair strands thicken, hair density increases and gains a natural appearance.
After hair transplantation, the growth rates and stages of the grafts usually progress at a certain level. However, this period may vary from person to person. Below you can find the average growth rates of the grafts according to the months:
Hair care after hair transplantation is very important to speed up the healing process and achieve the best results. Applying the right care methods during this period helps the transplanted hair follicles to settle in a healthy way and new hair to grow strongly. Below you can find what you need to do for hair care:
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