Hair Transplant After Care
Whether you filled a receding hairline or hid a baby face behind a mature beard, the transplant process is only the beginning. You need to follow your doctor's after care instructions carefully. Doing so ensures proper healing and improves the success rate of the procedure.
Note that the FUT procedure requires more advanced wound care and can lead to more complications, which is why we do not provide FUT procedures at TecniFUE. Consequently, these are general guidelines for patients who choose FUE and DHI implants at our clinic.
What To Expect After Surgery
Your doctor will explain what you can expect in the first days after surgery and the following months. Listen closely to determine what lifestyle changes you may need to make for the first three or so months.
Day 1 to 15
You may experience irritation in the transplant area during the first two weeks, but these symptoms should resolve themselves within the first week. Redness may persist in the affected areas, but this should also go away by the end of the 15th day.
Day 16 to 30
After about three weeks, you may experience hair loss from the transplant area. This is normal. It occurs because hair follicles often enter a sleep phase after implantation, but the hair will grow again.
Day 31 to 90
You will start to see progress in hair growth after a month. The transplanted hair will slowly begin to grow. While the strands may appear thin at first, they will become thicker over time. You should achieve full results in 18 months.
General Hair Transplant After Care
Speak to your doctor if you have specific concerns about how the after care process might affect your lifestyle or health conditions. Here are some general tips to keep in mind.
Exercise and Activities
You might wonder, “When can I exercise after a hair transplant?” You may need to wait up to four weeks before engaging in intense exercise. For three weeks, you should avoid saunas, pools, the sea and sunbathing.
Your doctor will bandage your head before you leave the operating room. You can typically remove this after a day. You may notice some bleeding from the affected areas for the first few days up to a week. Avoid covering the head. Apply any products provided.
Your recommended sleeping position may differ based on the areas of your head affected by surgery. You may need to change your typical routine for the first few days. For example, you should sleep in a slightly upright position for the first three days. Your surgeon will recommend potential sleeping positions.
You may experience irritation, tenderness and pain for the first few days, but be careful about the medications you choose. Avoid aspirin or blood thinners. Take the medications that our team provides or recommends. These might include supplements, such as zinc, iron and B-complex vitamins.
Patients often ask about washing instructions after a hair transplant. Our team provides special lotions and shampoos you need to use for 15 days, beginning on the third day after your surgery.
How To Start Your Hair Transplant Journey
Our team is ready to answer questions about the procedure and after care instructions. Book your free consultation to get started.