Frontal Hair Transplants

Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Hair Transplants Recovery and Results

Frontal Hair Transplant Recovery Timeline

A frontal hair transplant procedure is definetely not a walk in the park for recovery, but it is not a long process before you can get back to an active lifestyle.

Here is a rundown of what to expect after your frontal hair transplant surgery:



Day After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Grafts should now be clean of blood.

Sutured Donor Area - Some soreness, tightness and numbness.


2-3 Days After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Scabbing is largely gone. Moderate redness may be present. Some swelling may appear on forehead.

Sutured Donor Area - Soreness begins to disappear. Some numbness may continue.


1 Week After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Redness is minimal to absent. Swelling is usually gone. 1st Post-op Visit.

Sutured Donor Area - Soreness is generally gone. Occasionally some numbness persists.


2 Weeks After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Looks and feels like a 4-day-old beard.

Sutured Donor Area - Sutures begin to absorb. Discomfort is gone. Numbness is uncommon.


2-8 Weeks After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Transplanted hair is shed as the follicles enter a dormant phase.

Sutured Donor Area - Knots at the ends of the absorbable sutures fall off.


2-4 Months After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Some original hair may be shed in the transplanted area.

Sutured Donor Area - Any residual numbness in the donor area is generally gone. At this point, the donor area should be all set.


3-6 Months After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Transplanted hair begins to grow first as very fine hair.


5-10 Months After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Some or all of the original hair that was shed begins to grow.


8 Months After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Hair is groomable, but transplant appears thin as hair continues to grow and thicken. Slight textural change in hair is occasionally present.


8-12 Months After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - Patient is evaluated for a possible second procedure.


1 Year After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - 90% of the final appearance of procedure is usually present.


1-2 Years After Frontal Hair Transplant

Frontal Transplant Area - There may be additional fullness during the second year. Any textural change in hair usually returns to normal.

As you can see, results may take up to 1-2 years to be visible when receiving frontal hair transplants.