What Kind of Downtime Should You Plan After Hair Transplant in New Jersey?

Hair transplant in New Jersey offers men and women a permanent way to restore their hair,and their confidence.

It also means doing away with the gimmicks, wigs and topical treatments that just don’t work. If you’ve suffered the frustration of losing hair and tried for years to cover it up, get ready to enjoy real, growing hair you can style and show off with pride again.

Before you get to the end goal where grafted follicles are thriving, andyour look is completely transformed, there’s a significant waiting period. It will require your patience and carefuladherence to your surgeon’s instructions. Recovering from hair transplant in New Jersey is more comfortable with a qualified, experienced specialist guiding you, plus our helpful tips outlined below.

At Nova Medical Hair Transplant, our patients are busy professionals, parents, CEOs and even personalities who live in the public eye. Let’s face it; most people just don’t have time to stop their lives and recover from a procedure. Thankfully, modern FUE treatments boast the fastest recovery rates and minimal restrictions compared to methods of the past. In fact, our New Jersey hair transplant clinic sees people fly in and out again on the same day, frequently.
The minimally invasive, micro-surgery requires no general anesthetic and no overnight stay, so people can leave and relax where they choose. That means you can drive or fly out as soon as you’re ready.

Pro Tip:

Many smart clients schedule surgery for the end of a week, Thursday for instance, then return to work on Monday or take just one, additional day.

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Scheduling Time off of Work

Depending on the type of work you do and how much you want to lay low, you may decide to take a week off, though some people are back to desk work within a few days. You’ll need to pay attention to a few simple activity restrictions, however. Even when using the FUT, or, strip method, local anesthetic and over the counter analgesic medication are all that is required to keep you comfortable after. The FUT incision site needsa little extra care and time to heal. You’ll need roughly two weeks of protection, no contact and no submerging the incision in baths or pools. You’ll return to see your surgeon at approximatelyone-week post-procedure to have stitches removed and ensure you’re healing well.

Washing And Protecting Your Scalp After A Transplant

Because the new grafts will be establishing fragile connections and healing, we recommend that you not wash and avoid even touching the scalp for the first week. Spray on shampoos,and special sleeping arrangements help. You may need to pad the headboard and cushion yourself so that you don’t move around much while asleep. Though showers are allowed after the first week, due to infection risk, no baths, hot tubs or swimming in the ocean are approved.

Pro Tip:

Because you’ll need to protect your scalp from the sun completely, manage a little swelling and altogether avoid the pool, you may want to reconsider scheduling your hair transplant in conjunction with a beach vacation. Though vacation time is convenient to disappear and heal inprivate, you’ll be disappointed if you’re expecting to be physically active and enjoying the hot weather or water at this time.

Managing Swelling After Your Procedure

Elevate the head of your bed. You can expect temporary swelling of the scalp and sometimes forehead,as a normal part of healing. Thankfully this peaks around 3-4 days post-procedure, but you can help to resolve it faster by keeping your head and shoulders elevated. Avoid laying down flat, bending over, and definitely avoid any heavy lifting. Aerobic exercise and strenuous activity such as lifting tend to increase blood pressure, which in turn, increases pressure around your grafts. That could not only worsen and prolongswelling but will put you at risk for bleeding or even losing grafts. Remember that lush, new hair growth will take between 3-9 months to come in. The wait will be wellworth it and your brief recovery, a distant memory. If you’d like to learn more, we welcome you to contact Nova Medical Hair Transplant Clinic today.

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