Hair Transplant Recovery
Have you been considering FUE in New Jersey, but you are curious to know what the recovery process is like?
You may read or hear a variety of descriptions for Hair transplant recovery and the differences can be confusing. For instance, recovery is described as taking anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks and results can be seen either instantly, or in 9-12 months. So, what’s normal during New Jersey FUE recovery?
Hair transplant clinics will tend to describe the same processes with slightly different wording. The fact is that even the most minimally invasive, modern FUE (Follicular unit extraction) hair transplant techniques involve making tiny incisions in the skin and incisions always need time and care for healing. Because the openings in the scalp surface created by the micro punch device of an FUE system are small, they tend to close very quickly- within a few days. These tiny holes blend in easily with the rest of the hair at the back of the head and so, this procedure is often described as “scar less”. Without the long, linear incision made for harvesting grafts, no long, obvious scar will be seen later once you’ve healed. Also, micro-injuries to the scalp do heal much more quickly than a longer, surgical incision requiring stitches.
Today’s FUE procedures can be expected to heal to the point of returning to most daily activities within a few days. There’s no bandaging required and usually not even pain medication to take.
Having said that, you will need to avoid applying direct pressure to the scalp or otherwise interfering with the delicate new grafts for a time. Most surgeons will advise you to avoid swimming, bathing or otherwise submerging your scalp in water for the first two weeks because it can be an infection risk but also impair healing.
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Pain is typically minimal but some redness at treatment areas can be seen.
Minor swelling is normal in the first few days after New Jersey FUE and for this reason, most people will want to book a few days off work to relax. Camouflaging the donor and recipient areas can be tricky in the first two weeks while healing so people will wear loose hats most often, but within 10-14 days scabs will wash off and the treatment area becomes less obvious. As well, topical camouflage products are allowed once the scalp is safely healed.
In the long run, results can truly be seen starting around 4-6 months post procedure will full hair growth coming in around 9-12 months. The first step in the process is actually to shed many of the hairs that were implanted and it’s important to know that this step is totally normal and will precede the new, healthy hairs growing in at grafts sites.
The best way to understand what to expect from your treatment is to meet with us in person for your complimentary consultation at Nova Medical Hair Transplant Clinic.
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Hair Transplant Process
The FUE process is an advanced next-generation hair transplant micro-surgery. Click on the steps to get a simplified overview. For more details particular to your case, please consult with our doctor.
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