What Will My Hair Transplant Look Like 1 Year After Surgery?

February 20, 2021

People are always eager to know what their hair transplant will look like 1 year after surgery. This is one of our favorite questions because we’re able to tell them and show them the full potential of what their hair transplant procedure has been for. In other words, 1 year after surgery, patients are able to see the amazing results of their transplant.

Additionally, 1 year after surgery is a great time to reassess the transplant results and determine if and when an additional procedure should be scheduled. Frequently, you should expect to perform more than one procedure to ensure the greatest results possible. This is true especially for FUE patients, as another FUE may be necessary. Finally, it could also be beneficial to perform a FUT procedure as long as the skin is pliable enough.

Hair Transplant Expectations 1 Year After Surgery

Commonly, patients experience higher rates of hair regrowth and an increase in hair density 1 year after surgery. In fact, many patients begin to notice drastic results between the six-month to nine-month marks. However, one year out is the best time to assess just how well your transplant procedure worked.

Typically, the full healing process has passed at this point in time. Any scarring should have healed long ago. If performed by a competent surgeon with skilled hands, a FUT scar should barely be visible even with a shorter haircut. Furthermore, at this point, your hair has completely set in and is permanent.

By the time a year has passed, you should notice a large amount of growth. Depending on which type of transplant you had performed and how many grafts you received, you may see a full, healthy, vibrant head of hair. That was the result for the patient below.

Once healing is complete, the transplanted follicles should continue to grow naturally as you get older. With the addition of minoxidil, finasteride, Acell, and laser hair therapy, your results can be even more drastic. We highly recommend utilizing all these options to achieve optimal results. This is one of those things that is worth the effort. After all, caring for your hair is like caring for your teeth. It’s not a one-time thing. It takes a lifetime. But it’s worth it.

Real Patient Results 1 Year After Surgery

In the images that follow, you can see that the patient was experiencing balding on nearly all of the top of his scalp. His hairline has fallen back quite far on the sides and only a small, thin spot of hair remains on the top. This extent of hair loss involved thousands of FUE hair grafts. However, the patient’s results were amazing.

Just 1 year after surgery, take note that the patient’s natural hairline has been completely restored. From the top view (first image), you can see how full and think his hair grew back. It is no longer thin or patchy. Additionally, you can see that it is not whispy. In our opinion, it looks amazing. Furthermore, the second image shows how well the front of the patient’s hair looks. Finally, the third image shows an all-around view of how his new hair looks.

Honestly, he looks like a completely different person. He looks like he’s 15 years younger! And this is exactly what we want. For you to look your best and feel handsome and confident. When you choose Best Hair Transplant in Redondo Beach for your FUE or FUT hair restoration procedure, these are the amazing results you can achieve just one year after surgery.

hair transplant 1 year after surgery Before & After
Before FUE Hair Transplant Procedure


Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. 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 in Redondo Beach, we pride ourselves on helping our patients choose the best procedure for them. Do your homework. Research your hair restoration doctor. After all, not all doctors are equal. For your benefit, ask to see “Before & After” photos.

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 on our Testimonials Page. 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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