The Recovery Process
4. Avoid touching or scratching your scalp. This instruction is vital, but it can be difficult to comply with since itching is a natural part of the healing process. As your grafts take hold and establish themselves, you may feel sensations which are distracting or uncomfortable. Talk to your surgeon, and they can prescribe topical solutions and oral, anti-itch medication if necessary.
5. Within the first week after FUE in New Jersey, you’ll have an appointment to see your surgeon and it’s essential you keep it. While you can talk on the phone and search for advice online, nothing beats an in-person assessment with your hair transplant surgeon to ensure you have no signs of infection and your healing is on track.
6. Keep your scalp covered with a soft hat for the first week or two. This will help prevent you from absent-mindedly touching or scratching the scalp, and it’s critical to protect the healing area from the sun. On an on-going basis, even after you’ve healed at about the 10-day mark, wear sunblock and sun protection whenever outdoors. Incisions will be virtually invisible after your New jersey FUE treatment, but UV light exposure on fresh scars can lead to permanent hyperpigmentation (darkening.)
7. After 4 weeks you can dye your hair, use any hair products you wish and return to all aerobic activity. You’ll see wispy new hairs growing in within a few months and growth which can actually be styled around 6 months. Between 12-18 months, full results are realized.
If you have questions about your hair transplant, we welcome you to call us at the Nova Medical Hair Transplant.