After a Hair Transplant Does Hair Grow in Stages?May 30th, 2007
Q: I had my first hair transplant of 1100 grafts five months ago. The hair has been growing in well and I am very satisfied with the progress, but the new growth appears to occur in different cycles. Some of the hair never fell out and started growing within weeks. At around three months, a lot more started to grow, and now there seems to be even more growth of new hair coming in its finer stages. Is it normal for transplanted hair to begin growing at different times? Why does some hair come in looking thick and other hair start off finer and then gradually thicken up?
A: You are describing accurately how hair grows after a hair transplant. After the hair restoration procedure, the transplanted stubble is shed and the hair goes into a dormant phase. Several months later, growth begins as fine, vellus hair that thickens over time. The hair usually does not have its original thickness right away.
Typically, growth occurs in waves so that initially some areas will have more hair than others. Over the course of a year the cycles will even out and the hair will thicken to its final diameter.Related Posts:
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Topic: Growth After Transplant
Tags: Appearance After Hair Transplant, Dormant Phase of Hair Cycle, Hair Cycle, Shedding After Hair Transplant, Vellus Hair Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on May 30th, 2007 at 8:14 am
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