When Should You See Results After Hair Transplant Surgery?

Individuals suffering from hair loss often feel embarrassed or discouraged in everyday situations. Sometimes, it prevents them from participating in social situations. While most people notice small changes in their hairline over time, genetics and underlying conditions can make this problem worse. Although there are countless over-the-counter options available, most are unreliable and ineffective.

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai are proud to offer hair restoration services in Chicago, IL. When it comes to follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT), it is important for patients to know what to expect in terms of recovery. Contact Aesthetic Scalp to schedule a consultation and learn about hair transplant surgery.

How do FUE and FUT work?

Aesthetic Scalp can restore your hair using an FUE or FUT hair transplant. Both produce equally gorgeous outcomes using minimally invasive techniques. The main difference is how the follicles are extracted and prepared. Our doctors then precisely transplant them to the areas of hair loss that will result in natural-looking growth patterns. Compare the FUE and FUT techniques below:

  • FUE: targets individual hair follicles for removal using the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant system

  • FUT: removes an entire strip of hair from the back of the head to transfer to the donor site

When will I see my FUT and FUE results?

Patients will see changes in their scalp immediately after their hair transplant surgery. However, it will take some time to achieve full FUT and FUE results. It will not look aesthetically pleasing until the transplant sites have fully healed. When you visit Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL, we will describe each recovery stage in more detail. We can also provide you with simple recovery instructions so you know what to expect at what time.

Two weeks after follicular unit extraction, the follicles will enter a resting phase. This will last for about a month. You will then notice the hair falling out to make room for new hair. After 12 – 14 months, the transplanted hair will blend with your native hair. For follicular unit transplantation, patients should expect their sutures to be removed in 6 – 8 days. The finer sutures usually dissolve on day five. Most see results from surgery in 6 – 9 months.

Should I get hair transplant surgery?

Most women and men who are in good health and have concerns about hair loss are considered candidates for these procedures. Patients in the earlier stages of hair loss usually achieve the best FUT and FUE results. This is why we encourage you to seek an assessment at the first sign of hair loss. After hair transplant recovery, Aesthetic Scalp can offer recommendations about prolonging your new appearance for as long as possible.

Schedule an FUE or FUT hair transplant

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai have years of experience helping patients experiencing hair loss. This means we can answer any questions or concerns you may have about our procedures. If you want to learn about the popular FUE or FUT hair transplant surgery, contact Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL for an assessment. We can help you take the first step toward feeling more confident and comfortable about your appearance.