Maintain Hair Transplant Results
You’re one step closer to a hair loss cure when choosing an FUE hair transplant in New Jersey.
This procedure can transform your appearance and bring back your confidence along with a youthful, revitalized look. The cost of a hair transplant is well worth the long term, permanent results achieved, but you want to do everything you can to hold on to your optimal hair loss cure results and boost your new hair growth. We want to help you protect this investment and see the best possible results you can as well; read on to find out how.
What should you do to ensure an excellent ‘take rate’ immediately post hair transplant?
After a New Jersey hair transplant procedure, patients will be provided with post-operative instructions regarding careful handling of incisions, scalp washing and activities to avoid. Unlike the old strip graft hair transplants of the past which left patients with a long, linear incision and painful wound after surgery, today’s micro-surgery FUE techniques do not involve painful incisions, stitches, staples or scars. You will have tiny hair graft sites to care for, however, and preventing damage or infection is key in the crucial 7-10 immediate post-procedure healing phase. Shortly after your transplant, you may shower with gentle water pressure as instructed by your surgeon. Direct pressure on the scalp, rubbing, forceful water pressure or shampooing needs to wait until after that delicate first phase. During the most crucial time for newly transplanted follicles to take root and thrive, you don’t want to disturb them in any way. Don’t worry, before long you will certainly be able to wash, style and run your fingers through your real, healthy hair.
Minor swelling of the scalp and sensitivity are expected within the first few days after a hair transplant surgery. If you happen to have very sensitive skin or a history of skin allergies, keep a close eye out for rashes or increased skin sensitivity and redness and then let your surgeon know right away if you have any concerns.
Though your micro-incisions are tiny and hard to see, until they are totally healed they still provide a window for potential infection. For this reason, as well, we advise against swimming, hot tubs and baths since submersion in dirty water poses a high infection risk. Your hair loss surgeon will let you know when it’s safe to go back in the water!