Hair Growth after Hair Transplant

How long does it take for the grafts to grow after the hair transplant procedure?

Category: After surgery (Post-Operative) FAQ's

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Hair growth after a hair transplant can range dramatically, and is dependent on recuperation from the procedure. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and variants like Cole Isolation Technique (CIT®), Dr. Cole's namesake FUE variant and Body Hair Transplant (BHT), an emerging technique, are, at present, the least invasive procedures and typically enjoy full transplant activation, without additional hair growth treatments, in twelve months. Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), meanwhile, is a less invasive procedure that leaves a linear scar and, without additional hair growth treatments, often enjoys full follicular activation within twelve to eighteen months.

Hair growth after a transplant, before all else, depends on the surgeon's skill. Follicular transection is when a follicle is irrevocably harmed during extraction, preventing its growth after placement in the recipient area. A premier hair transplantation specialist, Dr. Cole's transection rate is usually under 3%. Experts, meanwhile, typically have a transection rate of under 5%. Surgeons gaining experience in hair transplantation, meanwhile, have transection rates between 20% and 80%.

After transection rates, patients must be cautious about damaging or dislodging transplant grafts after the procedure. This can happen through any number of ways and Forhair offers detailed post-procedure instructions to help maximize results. Dr. Cole and his team has also personally researched and formulated a number of products to help spur recovery and protect transplants. Learn more by visiting

Dr. Cole has also personally researched improvements for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), a common blood treatment used in healthcare. Injected into the scalp, it can encourage growth. PRP's effectiveness, however, depends on its processing. Through sonication and other measures, Dr. Cole has increased PRP's potency, or concentration of growth factors and cytokines, by five to eight times the amount and calls the serum Cytokine Rich Plasma (CRP). Results are truly impressive, with transplant recipients enjoying 99% transplant activation within four and a half months rather than eight to twelve months.

Only at Forhair can transplant recipients receive such quick, and superior, results. Learn more by contacting us today!


Patients can usually book a procedure for within one or two months. However, Dr. Cole is usually booked two or three months out so prepare ahead. Check his online schedule to see what day, or days, works best for you.  


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