Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves removing hair follicles from a healthy area of the scalp and transplanting them to an area of hair loss. The transplanted follicles continue to grow and produce hair for the rest of the patient's life.
Hair Growth Cycle
In order to understand hair transplantation results after 5 months, it is important to understand the natural hair growth cycle. Hair follicles go through four distinct stages, which are known as the hair growth cycle. These stages are:
- Anagen: This is the growth phase of the hair cycle. Hair in this stage has a strong and consistent blood supply, which provides the nutrients needed for healthy growth.
- Catagen: This is a short transitional phase in hair growth. It is estimated that 5% of hair goes through this transitional phase, where the hair follicle separates from the blood supply. It lasts for 2-3 weeks.
- Telogen: In this phase, the hair rests and stops growing for about 3-4 months. About 10-15% of hair is in this phase.
- Exogen: The hair falls out of the scalp, and new hair growth is renewed from the roots. Up to 100 hairs can fall out of the scalp daily through daily activities such as brushing or washing. New hairs begin to grow in preparation for the new growth phase.
Each cycle typically takes 3-7 years to complete. The hair is in the growth phase for most of this time. The transitional phase lasts about 10 days, and the telogen phase usually lasts about 3-5 months.
Hair Transplantation Results After 5 Months
After 5 months of hair transplantation, the transplanted hair will have grown to about 0.5 cm. This is a significant amount of growth, and it will be noticeable to others. The hair will also be thicker and denser than it was before the surgery.
In some cases, the transplanted hair may continue to grow and thicken for up to 12-18 months after the surgery. This is because the hair follicles are still in the growth phase.
Tips for After Hair Transplantation
Here are some tips for after hair transplantation to help you get the best results:
- Sleep in a supine position.
- Do not wash your scalp immediately after the surgery.
- Avoid putting pressure on the area that is bleeding.
- Take medications as directed by your doctor.
- Use a special shampoo recommended by your surgeon.
- Keep your scalp clean and dry.
- Wear a hat or cap to protect your scalp from the sun and other elements.
- Avoid taking medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin.
- Avoid unsanitary places.
- Avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting.
By choosing DHI hair transplantation, you can be assured of getting the best results and a very natural-looking hairline that will not fall out and will grow for a lifetime. DHI hair transplantation is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed with the latest technology and by the most experienced surgeons.
If you are considering hair transplantation, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with a DHI hair transplantation surgeon. They can help you determine if hair transplantation is right for you and discuss the best treatment plan for your individual needs.