Hair Transplant Surgeon
Investing In A New Jersey Hair Transplant
So, you’ve taken the plunge and invested in a New Jersey hair transplant, or you think you’re about to. You will no doubt want to ensure that you make the most out of your results and keep your new hair looking good for a very long time. What choices can you and your hair transplant surgeon make during and after the procedure to ensure optimal results?
Your hair transplant surgeon will give you detailed instructions and advice about taking care of your scalp while healing. They should advise you, as well, to avoid smoking completely before and after surgery. 2 weeks on both end is considered essential, but of course if you quit completely, you stand to maintain a more youthful appearance and feel better overall. Cigarettes and other nicotine products shrink blood vessels and limit circulation which means that just when you need great blood flow and abundance of oxygen and nutrients to flood the treatment area, smoking restricts the healing power of your blood and could prolong or impair the process.
After taking care not to scrub or rub at your hair for the first week, the scabs will naturally begin to fall off and the look of your scalp will improve. Be careful to avoid sources of infection while healing. Though the risk is low- especially for the minimally invasive, FUE method of New Jersey hair transplant- you still need to stay away from swimming pools, hot tubs etc., that can put you at risk of infection.
After your scalp has healed and you begin to see exciting new hair growth at roughly 6-9 months, knowing the best length to wear your hair will help to maximize your hair transplant results.
Achieving dense hair follicle placement that completely restores the full look of your past hair, is not always possible. What can be achieved with increasing density somewhat, is best showcased by wearing hair at a medium length- not too short- so that layers of hair can provide coverage. Conversely, hair that is too long can look stringy and accentuate thinner spots on the scalp.