After all the grafts of your NJ FUE hair transplant surgery has been implanted into the recipient site, both the donor and recipient areas are cleaned. If the donor area was shaved for the procedure, you may receive a dressing over the site. Our staff will then review our post-operative instructions and after-care for your hair to help you achieve a positive recovery experience and optimal results. A hair transplant does not require any hospitalization or overnight stays; therefore, you will be ready to leave the clinic shortly after the hair transplant.
As your body heals from the hair transplant surgery, you can expect to see crusting or scabbing around the treated area for seven to ten days, post-surgery. There may also be some redness that resembles a sunburn. After FUE, you will be able to resume your normal daily activities almost immediately, except for swimming. If you have shaved your hair in the donor site, it will grow and return to normal in about two weeks. The implanted hair follicles will also begin to grow around three weeks before becoming dormant and falling out. This dormant period typically lasts around two to three months and is the time between surgery and new hair growth. Each implanted hair follicles grows according to its own schedule rather than all at once. Around the second and fourth months post-operation, there will be hair growth for approximately 20% of the implanted grafts. When you reach the fifth and eighth months, there will be about 70% of the hair follicles growing. Finally, you will reach full hair growth and be able to enjoy your restored strong, thick hair from a NJ FUE hair transplant by the tenth month.