Growth phases of hair transplantation.
The hair growth cycle after a hair transplant
Day 0: The day of the operation is counted as day 0.
The first 2 weeks after a hair transplant in Iran are the most critical. For the first 5 days, patients may experience swelling of the forehead and the back of the head, which is the donor area. The skin can also appear red in areas where all small cuts have been made for newly transplanted hair. This redness usually disappears after the first or second week. After just a few days, the donor area is no longer sensitive.
Days 6 to 10:
At this stage, the patient has no inflammation and the redness should be weak or go away completely. For each grafted follicular unit, a “crust” forms, which is the adherent layer of skin that dries. This crust can be gently removed by soaking and rubbing gently with your fingers. On day 10, the entire scab should be gone and the transplanted hair will appear as a “crew cut” haircut.
Weeks 2 to 3:
The transplanted hair begins to loosen at this point, and by the end of the 3rd / 4th, Most of the hair disappeared by week. It is a normal part of the healing process and is fully expected. Newly transplanted hair comes off when the hair shaft is released, but the follicular unit and onion are completely intact and a new stem begins to develop. Patients may think the operation has failed, but it’s part of the normal hair cycle.
End of month 1 – month 2:
The hair follicles have entered the resting phase of their cycle. The duration of the test phase can vary before growth starts again. At this point, the patients look exactly the same as before the operation in terms of the amount of hair available.
Months 2 – 4:
The new hair should go out. In some patients, the transplanted hair begins to grow early. For others, they start growing later. Patients will see the new grafts, but at this point, they will be thin when they start to leave the scalp. Most native hair grows back at this point. The donor area heals and any redness at the donor site is eliminated.
The transplanted hair has entered the anagen phase and is beginning to grow (well … progress!). At this point, the doctor usually saw you during the follow-up visit.
Patients will notice that a significant amount of hair is exiting the scalp. The hair is finer; Many transplanted hairs measure more than 3 inches or more and can be repaired. Towards the end of this period, the hair changes in texture and begins to thicken. The donor area is completely healed at this point. The donor’s original negligence is restored for the 9th month.
Patients have achieved approximately 80% of the growth of the transplanted hair. Most hair will come from the scalp. At this stage, higher density is unlikely to improve markedly without further surgery and/or non-surgery (PRP). It’s time to focus on maintaining the results!
After 1 year:
Some patients reach their full appearance after 1 year. others take longer to remove hair and increase its density and thickness.
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