Healing Process Following Hair Transplant Procedure


Hair loss is a disturbing cosmetic disorder to come across because it alters your mental health in a negative way. Fortunately, there is a permanent solution to this hassle, and it’s the only “Hair Transplant”.


Hair transplant is a surgical procedure which involves transplantation of hair follicles from Donor sites (baldness resisted areas) to the Recipient sites (bald areas).

There are two most common techniques to perform hair transplantation including FUE and FUT. FUE is the method most preferred by the surgeon all around the world. It involves extraction of singular follicular units. Besides FUE, some surgeon may also prefer FUT that involves the extraction of a strip.

Healing process

After the surgery, the transplanted grafts go through numerous phases before giving out the desired outcomes. The final results appear approximately after one year of the surgery. Here is the step by step complete process of healing after a hair transplant surgery.

1st week

During initial few days after the surgery, the patient may feel slight discomfort and swell on the scalp and forehead but these will vanish out after 4-5 days. You will also experience small blood clot formation at the sites of incision but these go away within 6-7 days after the surgery. Any kind of redness that is occurred due to the surgery goes away in the first week after the procedure.

2nd week

During the 2nd week, the surgical stitches/staples are removed by your specialist. This process is carefully performed at Hair Transplant Clinic Dubai. Three weeks after the procedure, you will experience a shedding of transplanted hair. This is normal and hair grows back after some time.

1-2 months after the procedure

After few weeks to months, most patients start to witness the growth of new hair coming out from the transplanted follicles. This varies from patient to patient and normal timeline is 3 months. The new hair will be thin and fine however will thicken after some time.

During this time the patient may likewise see the development of a skin break out like condition in the Recipient sites. This is ordinary and is just a portion of the new hairs endeavoring to become through the scalp. Once in a while, these can turn out to be incidentally caught under the skin like an ingrown hair however the condition is impermanent. This is a positive indication of new development!

6 months after the procedure

After 6 months of the procedure, the patient starts to experience a considerable growth in hair. The size of newly grown strands is 2-3 inches long.

9 months after the procedure

After 9 months, the patient will witness most amazing change since the start of the procedure. The strands become denser and thicker than before.

After one year

After a complete one year, you will witness the final outcomes of the procedure. You will enjoy noticeable improvements on your scalp. The strands that are growing on your head will stay there for the rest of the life. You can cut and style your hair the way you want. There is no special caring is required for the new hair but the traditional shampoos and oils are enough to keep them healthy.

Hair transplant in Abu Dhabi

If you want to know more about the hair transplant in Abu Dhabi and its recovery process, feel free to book our free consultation by just filling an online form. The expert surgeons at the Hair transplant Clinic are there to serve you with the best possible remedy for your condition.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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