How Long Does a Hair Transplant Take?

How Long Does a Hair Transplant Take?

Updated at Jul 8, 2022
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A hair transplant is a procedure as well as a process. The duration of the process is longer than the surgery itself. It can take up to a year to 18 months for the new hair to grow, get thicker, and develop properly after being transplanted from the donor region to the recipient or bald area. This process post-surgery is affected by your immune system, how you take care of your scalp, and the method used for your transplant. Typically, the hair will fall out 4 to 6 weeks after the hair transplant is done. The newly implanted follicles will be securely left behind after 3 to 5 months of hair restoration, and new hair will begin to develop.

The length of the hair transplant surgery, on the other hand, is determined by two major factors:

1- The Number of Grafts Transplanted

The length of the process is determined by the number of grafts or hair roots retrieved and implanted during the surgery. The number of grafts needed is, of course, determined by the size of the balding area. The larger the hair loss area is, the longer your surgery will take. Moreover, if the recipient area is very large, you might have the operation in two parts.

2- The Method Used for Your Hair Transplant

There are two main types of hair transplant. Here, you need to know what are the hair transplant procedures and steps for each method.

FUT: Follicular Unit Transplant or Strip Hair Transplant extracts hair grafts from a strip of the scalp. An expert technician cuts a piece of the scalp and dissects and separates the hair grafts. It normally takes between 4 and 6 hours. The FUT method is no longer preferred as before because it leaves a big scar on the skin and requires more time to heal.

FUE: Follicular unit extraction extracts each hair unit separately. It is a time-consuming procedure, surely, the timing is determined by the experience of the hair transplant team. With a skilled medical team, 3,000 hair grafts could be transplanted in just 8 hours.

You might wonder, “what is the best hair transplant method”. You need to know that you cannot decide that on your own. After consulting your doctor and examination, they will tell you their professional opinion on which one is the best for you.

Hair transplants are becoming more popular for those who have hair loss or baldness. Experienced medical experts in Asmed are available to discuss everything about hair transplants with you and assist you in deciding which one is best for you. If you have any queries about hair transplant procedures or learn about the hair transplant results in Turkey, please contact the Asmed team for a hair transplant consultation.

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