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How Long After My Hair Transplant Will My Hair New Grafts Be Secure?



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A hair graft from an FUE hair transplant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

How long does it take for new hair grafts to be secure?

Following a hair transplant, the newly implanted hair grafts take some time to establish themselves in their new home in the recipient area. This period of vulnerability is crucial for successful hair regrowth. Generally, it takes around 7 days for the grafts to become secure. During this initial phase, the body starts forming fibrin, a protein that acts like a biological glue, securing the grafts in place. It’s important to be extra gentle during this time to avoid dislodging the grafts.

While 7 days mark a significant milestone, total and complete security for the grafts takes a bit longer. By around 14 days, the scalp around each graft finishes healing, providing a more robust foundation. This is when most doctors clear patients to resume normal hair care routines, including gentle washing and wearing hats. However, activities that could cause significant impact, like strenuous exercise, should still be avoided for a few more weeks.

While the grafts are secure after 2 weeks, it’s important to remember that hair growth is a gradual process. You might experience some initial shedding of the transplanted hair, but this is normal. The hair follicle itself will remain in place. It typically takes 12 months or more to see the full results of the hair transplant, with new hair permanently integrated into the scalp. By following Dr. Sharmas aftercare instructions and being patient, you can maximize the chances of a successful hair transplant with a natural-looking head of hair.

Dr Anil Sharma

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