Following a FUE in NJ, it is imperative to adhere to post-procedure restrictions in order to ensure the best possible results and reduce the risk of infection. These include avoiding swimming pools and hot tubs until completely healed, but most patients can wash and style their hair normally within just a few days. The general rule, is that it is safe to return to using shampoo and conditioner 10 days after the procedure. However, patients will receive a spray-on shampoo that can be safely used to help keep the area clean in the meantime. Once the scalp is healed, it is important to continue to take good care of your new head of hair in order to maintain optimal results.
SmartGraft® has a 90% take rate, and aside from keeping hair grafts healthy and viable during the transfer, hairs are harvested from areas at the back and sides of the head which tend to be resistant to DHT. In the event that further grafts are required to create a more dramatic change, your hair loss specialist will advise you to wait at least 6 months before considering additional procedures.
Once you can visualize your new hair growth, you will still want to minimize the chances of hair loss continuing or restarting, so we encourage patients to take certain measures to boost hair growth and maintain a healthy scalp.
For example, although it is a myth that washing or brushing the hair too frequently causes hair loss, taking precautions when styling and managing the hair can prevent increased shedding. It is recommended to use a wide-toothed comb to help detangle the hair without the risk of breaking or pulling the strands.
If possible, avoid the excessive use of heat products such as hair dryers or curling irons. Instead, you should gently remove excess water from the hair with a towel and allow it to air dry.
Definitely avoid smoking. Nicotine decreases blood vessel function so that your scalp and your entire circulatory system are receiving less blood, less oxygen. Your new hair grafts need to be nourished with good blood flow.
Select high-quality hair growth cleansing products which may help prevent hair loss and will keep the scalp clean. When choosing a shampoo or conditioner, it is important to look for those that are free of sulfates, silicone, and parabens to minimize the use of harsh chemicals that harm the hair.