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Does transplanted hair grow before it is lost?

It's a common question for many people considering a hair transplant. We are here to give you a detailed and comprehensive guide to the process of hair transplantation, and to answer your question about hair growth. Shedding phase Strax

Shedding phases

Shortly after a hair transplant, the transplanted hair follicles begin to transmit. This is because shortly after the hair transplant, hairs will fall out, and then in a few months they will start to grow back. The reason why the transplanted hair starts to fall out is that the hair goes through a resting phase before it starts to grow again. This phase usually lasts for two to three months after the transplant. This is because when the hair follicles are plucked and then moved to the new area, there is a short-term shortage of blood supply during the hair transplant operation as they lie outside the body in solution waiting to be planted, and that is why after the move the transplanted hair follicles start shedding hair in reaction to this trauma before starting to grow again. The shedding phase of the transplanted hair often starts about a week after the treatment and can last up to six weeks. This phase of hair loss is also known as shock loss after a hair transplant. It is important to remember that whether or not a patient sheds has no impact on the success of the hair transplant and is part of hair growth after a hair transplant. Once the hair starts to grow, patients can only see the final result after 12 months and may continue to grow better. Patients who combine PRP hair treatments usually get better results from their hair transplant.

After the resting phase, the hair starts to grow again and you will notice new growth. However, it is also common that the new hair may be thinner and finer than your existing hair. This is normal and the new hair usually becomes thicker and fuller over time.It is also important to note that the transplanted hair will grow in the same way as your existing hair.

To summarise, yes, transplanted hair usually grows before falling out. However, it is normal for transplanted hair to fall out for a short period before it starts growing again. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions or concerns about hair transplantation. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Why am I losing hair after a hair transplant? The shedding phase is a normal reaction to the hair transplant process. It is temporary and leads to the growth of stronger hair.
  2. How long does it take before I see results? You can expect to see the first results within a few months, but the full results can take up to a year to appear.
  3. Can I speed up the growth of the new hair? Following your doctor's advice and possibly considering PRP treatments can help speed up and improve growth.
  4. What is PRP hair treatment and how does it work? PRP (platelet-rich plasma) involves using your own blood to stimulate hair growth and healing.
  5. How can I take care of my transplanted hair after the procedure? Your doctor will give you specific instructions, but avoiding excessive sun exposure and gentle hair care is important.
When can you sleep normally after a hair transplant?

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting hair follicles from a donor site to a recipient site, usually on the scalp. One of the most common problems that many patients face after undergoing hair transplantation is when they can return to their normal sleeping habits. In this article, we will explore factors that influence when it is possible to return to normal sleep after hair transplant surgery and provide some tips for a comfortable and safe recovery.


After a hair transplant surgery, it is important to take proper care during the recovery period to ensure a successful outcome. The recovery period usually ranges from several days to a few weeks, depending on the surgical method and the individual's healing process. During the recovery period, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling and redness around the recipient site.


Getting enough rest and sleep is essential for a healthy recovery after hair transplant surgery. During sleep, the body recovers and regenerates tissues, which is necessary for the healing process. However, improper sleep position or using the wrong pillow can increase pressure on the recipient site, resulting in discomfort, swelling and even damage to newly transplanted hair follicles.


It is important to take precautions when sleeping after a hair transplant operation to avoid increasing pressure on the recipient site. Patients should avoid sleeping on their stomach or side, as this can create pressure on the head and damage the newly transplanted hair follicles. Instead, patients should sleep on their back with their head slightly elevated using pillows.


The time it takes to return to normal sleep habits after hair transplant surgery varies from person to person and depends on several factors. In general, patients can return to their normal sleep habits within 7-10 days after surgery. However, it is important to follow the surgeon's instructions and take proper care during the recovery period to ensure a successful outcome. Several factors can influence when it is possible to return to normal sleep after hair transplant surgery.


1. type of surgery: The specific type of hair transplant surgery you undergo may affect when you can return to normal sleep habits. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is less invasive than FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), and patients may be able to return to normal sleep habits more quickly after an FUE operation.

2. Size of the transplanted area: The size of the transplanted area may affect the pressure exerted on the recipient site during sleep. Patients with larger transplanted areas may need to take extra precautions when sleeping.

3. The healing process: The healing process varies from person to person, and some people may heal faster than others. Your surgeon will monitor the healing process and advise when it is safe to return to normal sleep habits.

4. Personal preferences: Some patients may feel more comfortable sleeping in a specific position, which may affect when they can return to normal sleep habits. It is important to communicate with your surgeon about your preferences and any concerns.

Do hair thickening shampoos work?

If you have thin, fine hair, you may have wondered if a hair thickening shampoo is the solution for you. In recent years, hair thickening shampoos have grown in popularity as they claim to provide fuller, thicker hair by adding volume to thin or fine hair. 

What is hair thickening shampoo?

Hair thickening shampoos are hair care products designed to add volume to the hair by plumping up individual hairs. These shampoos usually contain ingredients such as proteins, amino acids and keratin, which can penetrate the hair shaft and strengthen it from within. Some hair thickening shampoos also contain polymers that coat the hairs, making them look thicker and fuller. The main mechanism of action of thickening shampoos is to increase the diameter of individual hairs, making them look thicker and fuller.

Do hair thickening shampoos really work?

The effectiveness of hair thickening shampoo depends on various factors, such as the ingredients used, the hair type and the individual's hair care routine. While some people may see visible results after using thickening shampoos, others may not and may not notice any significant difference. It is important to note that thickening shampoos cannot create new hair follicles or increase hair growth. If you are considering using a hair thickening shampoo, there are some factors to consider. Firstly, look for shampoos that contain ingredients such as keratin, amino acids and proteins, which can penetrate the hair shaft and strengthen it from within. In addition, choose a shampoo that is formulated for your specific skin type and texture. It is also important to follow a consistent hair care routine that includes regular shampooing, conditioning and styling. The main disadvantage of using hair thickening shampoos is that the benefits are only temporary so when you switch to regular shampoos, they will peel off the thickening ingredients that cover your hair, causing it to return to its previous thin state.

If you find that your hair has become thinner, it may be a good idea to check whether you have been affected by hair loss.

Laser vs IPL
Laser vs IPL

Have you ever wondered what the difference between Laser vs IPL is when it comes to hair removal? Then you're probably not alone, so we thought we'd clear it up for you.


IPL: Laser radiation and intense pulsed light (IPL) is used in some cosmetic treatments, including the removal of wrinkles and hair growth.

IPL plays an important role in the treatment of skin pigmentation and fine blood vessels, but it is not the most effective treatment for hair removal. An IPL machine produces a wide range of wavelengths that cannot be focused on a concentrated beam. A range of different wavelengths are spread at different depths, only some of these will be effective for hair reduction. IPL also penetrates at a more shallow level, this means that thicker deeper hair is not treated effectively.

If you're looking to remove hair permanently, it's definitely better to use a machine that's made just for this purpose. We use Soprano ice of the brand Alma lasers from the United States.

Ps, this is when we prepare to get smooth bodies for the summer 😉.

We at Akacia Medical offer hair transplants, platelet treatments and hair removal at our clinics in Stockholm and Istanbul. We have long experience in transplanting hair and always provide a guarantee on our operations. Read more about us



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