There are a number of reasons that hair loss can happen. Today there have been great advances in hair restoration surgery using state-of-the-art techniques like (FUE) Follicular Unit Extraction along with NeoGraft hair transplants and microscopic follicular unit grafting can now be performed to give you back your hair. A good clinic will ensure your comfort during the hair transplant procedure and post-operative care which requires careful attention to limit risk of complications.
Here are 5 tips to a healthy recovery:
Follow Your Hair Transplant Surgeon’s Instructions – Part of your pre-operative appointment should be a discussion about what you need to know for post-surgery. Your doctor will give you an overview as to what you should expect after surgery. While post-op care applies in general, a trusted hair loss professional will provide specific instructions that are customized specifically for you. Most often, your scalp may appear pinkish immediately after having the hair transplant operation. Small scabs around the micro incisions may be covered with any existing hair that will keep your hair transplant hidden. Most patients feel comfortable going out in public after about 5 to 7 days.
Do Not Wash Your Hair At Home – To get the best outcome, a post-operative appointment is essential. The day after your procedure you will be required to return to the clinic. Your hair will be shampooed then blow dried prior to scalp examination. You will be given after-care instruction for the next several weeks which includes a 4 to 6-day modified hair care approach. You can go back to shampooing your hair and using a blow dryer after 10 to 14-days.
Hold Off On Chemical Hair Processing – Any hair coloring, perming, or other chemical treatments are ideally done just one week prior to the surgery. If that is not possible, then you can schedule to have it done at your hair salon no sooner than one month after your transplant procedure.
Refrain From Doing Strenuous Activities – While the recovery time is minimal, you will need to make sure you get plenty of rest in order to fully recuperate. Try and limit activities that are vigorous for at least one week after your procedure. You should be able to get back to most of your normal routine in just 2 to 4-days after surgery.
Set Realistic Expectations on Hair Growth – You should begin to see new growth in about 2 to 4-months after your hair restoratioin surgery. Hair grows in different cycles and you may not see all the new growth at once. After 8 months, about 90 percent of the grafts should be visible. It may take some patience but you will see hair that looks completely natural.