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How Long Does a Hair Transplant Take?

5/4/2008 10:49:34 PM

Question:

I want to know how much time a hair transplant will take?

Answer:

The surgical aspect of the hair transplant procedure takes approximately 8 to 10 hours, but you won't see the final result from a single procedure for about a year.  The procedure is a process that involves the surgery, healing time including suture/staple removal, shedding of the transplanted hair, a waiting period of about 3 to 5 months, and gradual hair growth for the next 6-10 months.  Depending on your hair restoration goals and level of baldness, you may need more than one procedure.  Be sure to discuss long term goals and the number of required surgeries with your hair loss doctor before getting in the chair.

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Bill is the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.