Will people know I had hair transplant surgery?
Immediately following surgery a patient’s recipient area is typically pink with scabs forming around the micro incisions. These hundreds of tiny incisions will heal rapidly within a week to ten days. During the first few days after the surgery, a person’s hair transplant will be noticeable if there is no previous hair to mask these temporary scabs.
However, most patients feel comfortable being in public without wearing a hat within 5 to 7 days following surgery. Once the transplanted hair grows out the results should look entirely natural, even under close examination.
When will my newly transplanted hair start to grow?
Normally it takes between three to five months following surgery before the transplanted hair follicles begin to grow new hair. The transplanted hair grows in very thin initially and gradually grows thicker and fuller over time. After one year a patient’s transplanted hair will be fully mature and will continue to grow for a lifetime.
Are the hair transplant results permanent?
Since the hair follicles transplanted to the balding areas are genetically immune to balding, they will continue to grow for a lifetime, much as if they were left in the donor region that is resistant to balding. Understand that some hair follicles, while others are not, are genetically immune to being bald.