Real Results 1 Year After FUE Hair Transplant

November 24, 2021

Waiting till 1 year after FUE hair transplant surgery is a great time to assess just how successful your procedure has been or will be in the future. This gives the scalp enough time to heal, shed transplanted grafts, and regrow your lost hair. However, this may seem like a long time to wait. Some people may get despondent or impatient waiting 1 year after FUE hair transplant surgery to see how the results are. But, at Best Hair Transplant, we recommend practicing patience. Take your time, follow aftercare instructions, and you’ll see amazing results. Better results than any other hair restoration option available.

What to Expect 1 Year After FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

Below are some pictures of what you might expect to see from an average patient who comes in for hair restoration, and what you might typically see 1 year after FUE hair restoration surgery. The images below are of a real patient of Best Hair Transplant in Los Angeles.

As you can see, the hair transplant patient came in to see us with a receding hairline. Not too excessive, but definitely showing signs of thinning and some serious bald spots in the receding areas. In the first image, the right side of the hairline had receded farther back than the left. Furthermore, the hair receded greater horizontally in addition to vertically on that side of the patient’s scalp. You can see this more specifically in the second image as well where the balding areas were highlighted.

In the third image, you can see the patient’s scalp after his FUE hair transplant was performed. This patient needed a couple of thousand FUE grafts to cover the bald areas. However, every patient is different. Some hair transplant patients need 1000. Others need 1500. And others come in having either excessive hair loss due to genetics or they’ve simply waited a very long time to choose hair transplantation as an option to fight their hair loss. Patients like that may need upwards of 3500-4000 grafts. Frequently, patients with advanced balding need at least two FUE procedures to cover the area properly. That’s why it’s best to address your balding as early as possible.

Results Seen By Example Patient

Initial Hair Loss

In the images above, you’ll see that within a couple of months, this patient began to see a nice amount of growth where the follicles were transplanted. However, this does not happen right away. When you get a hair transplant, you will first experience a healing phase, followed by a shedding phase. Patients notice continued hair shedding after undergoing both FUE and FUT hair transplant procedures. This is completely normal.

Shedding of hair grafts after a hair transplant can be noticed anywhere between 1-5 weeks after the procedure. Hair shedding is the body’s way of responding to scalp trauma during the hair transplant procedure. Remember, this is completely normal. No matter what kind of surgery you’re having, your body gets irritated when it’s poked and prodded. So don’t worry if you notice hair loss. This occurrence is called “effluvium” or “shock loss” and there is nothing to worry about.

1 Year Later

In the final image above, you can see this patient’s results 1 year after FUE hair transplant surgery. The areas where grafts were placed have grown in thick and match his original hair. Additionally, the areas of the scalp which were thin, are now fuller as well. As long as you have a competent hair transplant surgeon, you’ll also notice that the hairline looks completely natural. It appears as if this patient never had a hair transplant procedure.

If you’re looking to permanently restore your hair, these are typical results 1 year after FUE hair transplant surgery. At Best Hair Transplant in LA, we recommend FUE to most patients because of the fantastic results we achieve at a minimal hair transplant cost per graft. Additionally, they are not left with a scar on the back of the scalp, can get additional FUE procedures if necessary, and can even get FUT if their balding is extensive enough to warrant multiple types of procedures.


Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. We’ve helped both men and women regrow their lost hair. But don’t take our word for it. We suggest learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.

At Best Hair Transplant, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide hair restoration services. Additionally, we’re proud to make hair transplants affordable and help you save money on a variety of hair transplants.

To ensure your ease of mind, you can view our customer recommendations HERE. Furthermore, you can also see our Google reviews and Yelp reviews. We can’t wait to help you start restoring your lost hair.


Best Hair Transplant
1970 S. Prospect Ave., Suite 2
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(213) 403-0455

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