View Full Version : Question about hair transplant.

10-27-2012, 02:36 PM
I'm sure this question has been asked multiple times, but couldn't find the response for it. Hairs that are donated from the back of the head and placed into donor regions - what're the variables that contribute to taking the transplanted hairs to grow full and thick? Basically, why does it take almost 12 months at times, to see results of the transplant?

Is this due to inherent proteins which are sensing damage/trauma to the hair follicles, thus inhibiting growth for the duration?

10-28-2012, 04:24 PM
It takes on average one year for not only the hair follicles to rest (3-4 months) post-op, but then for the follicles to enter their respective growth phase and begin growing hair. The follicles do this intermittently and so the patient can have new hair sprouting up to 10 months post-op. It takes several more months for the new hair to gain length and develop hair caliber.

Dr. Glenn Charles
11-06-2012, 07:50 AM
It is very similar to when a person digs up a bush from the yard and then replants it in another location. Usually even with watering all the leaves fall off within a week or two. Sure enough new leaves start to grow a few months later and those leaves eventually reach full size after several months of growth.

11-09-2012, 09:18 AM
I did not know that about bushes. That is strangely similar to the post-HT shed.

11-21-2012, 01:57 PM
How interesting. I just had transplanted a Crepe Mertal tree mid October. I had a difficult time getting it out of the ground without disturbing the deeper root system.

Almost immediately after relocating it to my backyard, the leaves all shed! And I live in a milder climate so it was not the change of weather. It was still in the 70's when I moved the tree.

I have no doubts that it will come to life this spring with new leaves. ;)

11-22-2012, 07:27 AM
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11-30-2012, 12:58 PM
Gillenator, you RULE dude !!! Love reading your posts.

Thanks Folly, I have always appreciated your posts too. Your honesty and forthrightness has helped more folks than you might realize. :)