How long after a Hair Transplant are Grafts Secure?

Newly transplanted hair grafts are secure in their new location on the scalp between 10 and 14 days following transplantation.

Hair transplant surgery is a delicate procedure. In the initial days following your hair transplant the newly transplanted grafts are vulnerable in their new location and in these early days can actually be knocked out and lost. It is for this reason the team at HRBR give very specific Post-Operative Advice to ensure these grafts are cared for in this initial period. Adherence to these post-operative instructions is essential for optimal results.

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As the days pass the grafts becomes more secure. The body produces a substance called Fibrin which secures the grafts in place.

After 14 days the grafts are completely secure in their new location. Following the initial two week period, patients can confidently return to their normal hair care routine, to wearing hats and standing under power showers. At this stage the grafts are secure for the rest of the patient’s life and run no risk of being dislodged.

Post Operative Instructions

See our post-operative instruction video here:

This post was reviewed and updated in September 2023.

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