When Does the Transplanted Hair Start to Grow?

1/29/2009 12:25:48 PM

Question:

I've read that after a month or two the transplanted hairs start to grow. Is that a month or two from the hair transplant procedure date, or is it measured from the point that most of the hairs have shed? I've noticed a couple pimples on my scalp in the recipient area and wonder if this could be the start of the hair growth phase. I had my hair restoration procedure about 4 and a half weeks ago.

Answer:

Transplanted hair actually starts to grow immediately but then the hair starts to shed 2 to 4 weeks later. Hair regrowth doesn't typically start for 3 to 5 months after the hair transplant procedure day, a little less than that if you are talking about after the hair shedding phase is over.

Pimples are typically a sign of activity below the scalp. It's typical for hair regrowth to begin a few weeks to a month after pimples form.

At 4 and a half weeks, you still have awhile to wait before any visual signs of improvement. Hang in there. The wait is hard, but the result makes the wait all worthwhile.


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    Bill was 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.