Reality Check

Reality Check

Many people will see growth by 6 months, however, 12 months is more likely. There is no technique or magical potion that speeds up hair growth – believe us, we would be the first to have it.


Pre-Procedure

This is one of our patients before his FUE procedure. All the hair on the top of his head is very thin and does not cover his scalp even when it is fully grown.


One Month

You can still see most of the hairs we transferred at one month’s time. The treatment area looks like stubble with mild redness of the skin.


Three Months

Most hairs have fallen out. Hair growth is a one-way cycle. Before hair grows back, it must shed. This is called telogen effluvium and this phase lasts 3-6 months.


Six Months

We are starting to see growth of new hairs but they are few and thin. This is when good hair cuts can help blend your new hairs in.


Nine Months

Even more hair has grown and it is also thicker. Notice how this patient’s hair cut perfectly blends his early results in with the rest of his hair.


Twelve Months

All your hairs have come in, however they can appear thin and curly. The hairs still have to grow to length.


Eighteen Months

Your hair will thicken, straighten and appear more moisturized, however it still has to grow to the length you want it. Expect your hair to grow one inch a month.



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FUE Hair Transplant: How long does it take for hair to grow?

Typically, transplanted hair remains on the scalp for around 2-4 weeks before falling out. After 2-3 months, they begin to return. According to Dr. Vinay Rawlani, around 10% of the hair on your head is replaced each month. Therefore, by 6 months, roughly 40% of hair has returned, by 9 months, around 75%, and by 12 months, around 80-90 percent. The quality of the hair begins to improve in the following year, giving you a greater visual impression which only the best hair restoration doctors in Chicago can provide.

After a hair transplant by Northwestern Hair, the majority of patients experience hair losing, which can last anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. However, some patients of Dr. Vinay may not experience shedding and their transplanted hair just continues to grow, which is to be anticipated. It's a really excellent indication, and there's nothing to be concerned about.

This happens to vary depending on the situation, the patient, the history of the patient, and the particular problems of the hair. The scars from an FUE procedure are all incredibly minuscule. However, if hairs were not plucked, these little areas may have a different skin color than the rest of your skin. The more disparity between both the FUE locations on the head and the unaffected skin, the darker the natural complexion. Therefore, even with the head entirely shaved following FUE with Dr. Vinay, this may not be evident in certain persons with an extremely pale complexion. In some people, only a slight amount of short hair growth can help to hide the FUE sites completely.

While patient transplants of Dr. Vinay develop at different speeds, they should witness noticable development and legitimate growth within a year. Most people, however, will notice new hairs as early as 6 months after the transplant surgery is completed at Northwestern Hair.

If you're not seeing any results from your hair replacement procedure after six months or more, it's time to reach out to us so we can troubleshoot what may be happening with your procedure.

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The time it takes for your hair to fully recover and return to its natural state varies from patient to patient. Depending on the nature of the procedure, some patients may experience a more rapid recovery than others. In general, though, you should begin to see results within a few weeks of your treatment.

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