Recovery after a hair transplant in New Jersey
One of the top questions we’re asked is, how long is the recovery after a hair transplant in New Jersey?
Following your procedure, your newly implanted follicles will go through multiple phases of healing and growth. Hair transplants deliver dramatic and permanent results, but the process can be long, and you’ll need to be patient. We’ve compiled a brief guide to help explain the main stages in recovery.
Patients often experience mild swelling in their forehead. The inflammation will peak around day 3 and then gradually resolve. Most people don’t need any pain medication but if you find the scalp feels itchy while healing, your surgeon can prescribe a medication to relieve it.
Tiny scabs may also form at the incision sites and this will fall off between day 5-7. Your excisions and recipient area will look a little pink for a week or two.
Within the first week you’ll be invited back to your surgeon’s clinic for a check up and instructions.
Between 2-4 weeks post procedure is when most people notice shedding of transplanted hairs. This sometimes causes alarm, but rest assured it’s perfectly normal. The follicles remain in place and thriving while the old hairs fall out to make room for new ones.
1 -2 months post procedure
The new growth phase will vary between patients, but typically new hairs can be observed sprouting up after the first 1-2 months. It will be thin and fine but gradually thicken. Sometimes people develop what looks like acne on the scalp at this time as new hairs are irritating the skin in their early stages.
5 – 6 months
New hair growth will be roughly two to three inches long at this point and may still appear wispy. The hair shafts will begin to thicken, and coverage fills in more evenly.
8 – 10 months
At this point full results are nearly complete. You’ll see dramatically fuller, thicker hair