How Long Does Hair Take To Grow After A Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant procedures involve a certain amount of recovery time before patients begin seeing signs of new growth. Thinning hair or pattern baldness are common issues for men and even some women in Little Rock, AR. With today's medical advances and premier Arkansas hair clinics, like Nirvana Med Spa, hair transplant results are more natural-looking. It is precisely what individuals concerned about this hair loss usually need to regain their self-confidence. A common question often asked by patients considering a hair restoration treatment is, "How soon will I begin seeing my hair transplant results?"
At Nirvana Med Spa, Dr. Salman Hashmi is a board-certified physician specializing in hair transplant procedures. We provide the latest technology in hair restoration treatments with popular FUE/FUT hair transplant methods, helping patients with pattern baldness, receding hairlines, or thinning hair issues. Read on to learn more from Nirvana Med Spa about these exciting options for both men and women in Little Rock, AR, and get a general idea of when you can expect to see fantastic results.
How does FUE/FUT hair transplant work?
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) are the two primary methods that deliver hair transplant results. Both are highly effective hair restoration techniques offered at Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR. In the past decade, hair transplant surgery has evolved, giving patients a more natural-looking appearance with new hair growth. Gone are the days of patients worrying other people can see their "hair plugs." The main difference between FUE/FUT hair transplant techniques is how the harvested hair follicles are retrieved. Before the FUE evolution, the primary method was FUT, also known as the "strip method." Healthy hair follicles are taken from strips of skin taken from the back of the scalp. It can produce excellent, natural-looking results, but unlike FUE, it is more invasive and requires a longer healing process.
Hair transplant surgery using FUE is less invasive and does not result in scarring. During a consultation, donor areas are determined to retrieve the healthiest, most vital, hair follicles. Once the donor area is prepped, a micro-sized hole punch incision the size of a pinhead is made to remove the follicular grafts, usually in groups of 1 – 4 hairs. With surgical artistry, Dr. Hashmi will choose the strongest, healthiest follicles for the implantation process to succeed in future hair growth. The follicular grafts are strategically placed one at a time to create density, a full appearance to the thinning area, and natural-looking results.
How long does it take to see my hair transplant results?
Hair loss or thinning hair in certain areas can be very discouraging for both men and women. While some notice subtle changes in their appearance over time, others may experience more significant hair loss due to stress, medications, genetics, certain hair products, and more. With both FUE/FUT hair transplant grafting techniques, there is a healing and regrowth period for the harvested follicles. Over several weeks following the procedure, some of the newly transplanted hair will fall out, which is completely normal. While an exact timeline varies from patient to patient, most individuals begin seeing new hair growth in about 3 – 4 months and final results in 12 months. Between 12 – 18 months after the procedure, most patients experience continued progress as the newly grown hair grafts improve in thickness and texture.
What are my next steps?
At Nirvana Med Spa, we recommend the right treatment choice for each patient. The before and after photos of FUE/FUT hair transplant results are a true testament for patients looking for future hair growth, and the best benefit is the results will last. The transplanted hair is essential 'donor hair' that is healthy and generally resistant to thinning or balding predisposition. However, patients may begin to experience thinning or balding hair in other areas of the scalp, a common factor with age, so another FUE/FUT hair transplant procedure may be needed in the future to help any new target areas.
To learn more about how FUE/FUT hair transplant procedures work, contact our office in Little Rock, AR today, and book your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Salman Hashmi. During your appointment, he will answer any additional questions, listen to your aesthetic needs, and explain how each hair loss treatment works. He will also determine which FUE/FUT hair transplant technique is the best fit for achieving optimal results. We look forward to hearing from you.