- 1 At what point does the transplanted hair begin to grow?
- 2 What happens during the growth of these implants?
- 2.1 What are the reasons that cause the initial hair loss?
- 2.2 How do the first months after the hair graft take place?
- 3 What care could favor this hair development?
- 4 Once the grafted hair grows, will it fall?
At what point does the transplanted hair begin to grow?
Knowing when grafted hair grows is one of the aspects that provides peace of mind to those who have opted to undergo surgery to perform this surgical procedure, serving as a response to the following statement: the transplanted hair maintains its genetic structure intact in relation to the donor area from which you get.
This area, which usually coincides with that of greater density, is located in the lateral areas of the head. As the genetic information of this hair will be identical to the previous micro-graft surgery, its properties will not be altered:
- The duration will continue to be unlimited.
- Its disposition does not vary and will remain smooth, curly, etc.
- The growth pattern will also be the same.
The grafted hair will continue to grow throughout life.
What happens during the growth of these implants?
What are the reasons that cause the initial hair loss?
In the first place, it’s necessary to comment that, once the hair treatment has finished satisfactorily, it’s very likely that the hair that has just been transplanted, starts to detach itself. However, this factor should not be a cause for concern, since it falls within the scope of the foregoing.
The reason that justifies this loss lies in the process of manipulation of the hair follicles that in all cases is required and that consists of three essential phases:
This hair loss is known by the technical name of effluvium, being the predominant note for approximately 20 days after the conclusion of the hair graft operation.
As the genetic information of grafted hair will be identical to the previous micro-graft surgery, its properties will not be altered.
How do the first months after the hair graft take place?
About three months later, all the hair that had been detached due to its necessary manipulation during the surgery, will remain in a resting stage. After it, another new stage of growth will begin, in which the expected cycles of implanted hair growth will begin.
Therefore, in most cases, the development of grafted hair will begin after three or four months. However, it will be necessary to wait until half a year for the true results of the mentioned evolution to be perceptible.
From that moment, the hair will grow something like 1 cm per month. In case of no additional incident, although this progression, it’s easy to calculate that, when it has been a year, the surgical results can be definitively appraised. These, surely, will cause great satisfaction in the patient.
Normally, grafted hair will begin to grow between three and four months after surgery.
What care could favor this hair development?
After the surgical intervention, the new hair will require various cares, such as the use of protection in the area where surgery has been carried out in case of having opted for the use of the FUSS method. If, on the other hand, the FUE technique has been the chosen procedure, the area treated will not need any attention in this regard.
However, both in one and in another case, it’s necessary to proceed to the proper cleaning of the scalp. In this sense, the required hygienic care will not be different from what the subject used to dedicate to his hair before the hair transplant, so he can continue to use:
The idea that this person had formed of itself due to his baldness, will experience a 180 degree turn. Those situations in which he found abundant hair in the comb, he checked in the bathtub how many fell and watched with impotence all those who remained in the towel after drying his head will be history.
Transplanted hair is not affected by the hormone DHT or dihydrotestosterone, the first culprit of alopecia.
Once the grafted hair grows, will it fall?
Does alopecia affect the growth cycle of implanted hair?
First of all, it’s essential to point out that the hair that moves from the donor areas -normally, posterior and lateral of the head- to the recipient areas is not affected by the hormone DHT or dihydrotestosterone, the first culprit of alopecia. That is to say, that the duration of the transplanted hair will be practically unlimited.
What is certain is that, as has been stated in previous lines, this hair will also be conditioned to its growth cycles, so that initially a determined capillary loss will occur and, afterwards, it will continue growing to cover the area depopulated.
One of the main reasons why the occipital and lateral area of the head are usually designated as donors, is that the genetic information present in them is configured to prolong its duration in the scalp, remaining at all times safe from pernicious effects of baldness.
Will these capillary characteristics be maintained in the long term?
At the most cases, the grafted hair will grow something like 1 cm per month, with a totally natural look.
As the genetic structure of the hair follicles obtained is invariable in the face of baldness problems, the same disposition will be the one that is maintained despite the microscopic manipulation to which it is subjected for the purpose of inserting these follicles in the receiving area. Apart from not getting lost, this hair will be characterized by its naturalness.
A final, although fundamental, aspect to consider is that, in addition to having sufficient information about when the transplanted hair begins to grow, the patient is aware that all the hair present on his scalp will follow the usual patterns of aging.
In other words, and as time goes by, it’s very possible that a capillary loss will happen gradually. However, it should also not be forgotten that, although the passage of time is inexorable also for the hair, the problem of baldness will never be as pronounced as it was before the hair graft surgery.