Regrowth of transplanted hair after a FUE Hair transplant.
We would consider regrowth of hair after hair transplant. Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that aims to cover the thinning of a patient who has an androgenetic alopecia and who is not treatable in any other way. In most conditions, those of a good state of health of the subject, with elastic and resistant scalp and follicles of the donor area in full shape, the chances of success seem to be almost total.
In fact, you should carefully examine the events that follow when the surgeon completes the implantation. Although not a concern, it is necessary to carefully observe any problems that may arise.
Below we see a kind of probabilistic chronology of what you should expect and how to put yourself in the best condition to be able to caress your new hair for as long as possible.
“The day after”… what happens to transplanted follicular units the day after transplantation?
Evidently starting to consider more or less reassuring signals from the “day after” surgical session, was a small provocation. But even in this situation, in itself, very bitter, where we have a scalp still in crisis, a little sore, in the donor area because it decreased of those follicles that found new “domicile”, in the receiving area because “punched” and filled of new follicles that have yet to settle, can already provide important indications about the general condition of the patient. The rules to be followed and what to do after a hair transplant should be clear to the patient.
Clearly “the day after” was a small provocation that he was starting to consider more or less reassuring signals than the surgical session. But even in this case, it’s very painful. We still have a scalp in the crisis, it hurts a little in the donor area. Because it’s full of new “residential” follicles and new follicles that haven’t settled yet because they’re “punched” in the recipient area. may already show important symptoms about the patient’s general condition. The rules that you should follow and what to do after hair transplantation should be open to the patient.
A week later, contradictory signals
We are exactly one week after the hair transplant. The crusts that had appeared both in the donor area and in the receiving area, have now all fallen or almost. The skin begins to flare. Evidently the traumatic event related to the intervention was absorbed. Transplanted hair gives mixed signals. Some have fallen along with the crusts, while others are in their place. Do you have to worry about these “fallen”? No, not really.
That some hair falls along with the crusts is quite natural. This hair and some that remain fixed in the scalp, are no longer connected tightly with the respective follicle. So they will fall but this is not bad news. The really active part is in its place, in a kind of dormant phase and is preparing its rebirth…
Two weeks later, the confusion continues!
Those hairs we mentioned earlier, fixed in the scalp, begin to fall out. Now you can sense that only a small part of the grafts are growing! Panic!?
At this stage, the doctor must be a good communicator. It must make the patient understand that what is happening is nothing serious. It is a physiological reaction still in the norm, and that only 5% of the grafted hair begins to grow back immediately. So don’t worry. He must not let the patient slip into the ill-fated psychological spiral. We are covering baldness. We leave depression to a little more serious or we avoid it altogether.
A month after the transplant, was it all useless?
The picture, on the first gloomy, seems to be entering a stalemate. Only the hair that immediately gave answer and continued to grow, but of the others there is no trace! In fact, the big harvest is being prepared. The patient does not yet know but is about to enter the period in which you will appreciate the actual success of the surgical practice.
Three months after the transplant, the truth finally reveals itself!
When the picture seemed to be compromised and it was distrusting itself, the body finally unravels. The follicles corresponding to the hair that had immediately fallen out along with the crusts, and those that did so afterward, were somehow detached from this same hair.
This, however, had no effect on these follicles, which first entered a kind of dormancy state. In a period of between 30 and 90 days, the fruit of their normal metabolism is visible. That is small newly formed hairs that begin to become visible in the receiving area, once thinned. Why did this behavior occur and why is it considered physiologically correct and not troubling? The explanation is simple but there has been much debate about it.
If the follicular unit to be transplanted consists of two or more hair, it is believed that if we perform only one hair transplant per follicular unit, we may encounter hair survival problems. This is because multiple units of fat tissue surrounding follicles seem to provide protection against dehydration and trauma. The single follicular unit obviously suffers from these possible problems.
Nine months after the transplant, the patient’s status has definitely changed…
We no longer have any further doubts or concerns. The thinned area of the patient has strong hair and about six centimeters longer than the few millimeters of the follicular unit at the time of transplantation. We noticed nothing in the donor area for some time. The result is definitely valid and appreciable.
One year. The moment of distinction… transplantation alone is not enough!
When we started this chronology regrowth of hair after hair transplant, we had said that the situation of the ideal patient in question had to be considered ideal, optimal. There is no problem with metabolic imbalances. And there is an excellent condition of the donor area, good quality of hair to give, not too high color contrast between scalp and hair. Preventive and essential treatment of Cellular Regeneration carried out before hair transplantation. It is essential to understand very well what to do before a hair transplant to obtain a concrete benefit and a lasting result.
If Regenerative Medicine can contribute to the rebalancing of the patient’s general condition, this will be reflected in the best performance of the surgical event. The person that had hair transplant may not follow the path of treatment before or after a hair transplant. And also he may not have regenerative medicine support such as PRP and/or mesotherapy. An exclusive Hair Clinic will statistically establish that hair transplant must be repeated, in two or three years.