When can I get a haircut after a transplant? Only your plastic surgeon can give you specific advice on how long to wait before getting a haircut. In general, patients should wait at least one month after receiving follicular unit extraction (FUE) or other forms of hair restoration.
When can I touch my head after FUE?
In fact, you should do your best to avoid touching the area at all for the first three days after treatment. After 72 hours, you should only touch your scalp very gently.
How long does FUE transplant take to heal?
Healing can take somewhere between 6 to 12 months. But once the healing process is complete, the transplanted follicles begin to grow hair that will fill out the bald patches on your scalp.
How long until donor area grows back?
Follicle Unit Excision or FUE, surgery cherry-picks hair follicles from the donor area to perform the transplant with from the back of your head. When going through with an FUE transplant the new hair on your head usually starts growing back in about 3 months.
When can I touch transplanted hair?
Beginning 2-3 days after surgery you can gently touch the grafts with the fingertips while washing in the shower. Avoid catching the grafts with your fingernails. 2. Hairspray and mousse can be used one week after the transplant but should be washed off daily.
Can I touch my hair after FUE?
Just after the transplant, the hair grafts are extremely sensitive and should not be touched. For the first 5-6 days following the treatment, you will be given proper instructions, including taking care of your grafts, covering your head, when to wear a hat, etc.
How can I hide my head after hair transplant?
Start Wearing Hats
In fact, most hair transplant surgeons recommend that patients wear hats and use sun block when exposing themselves to powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays for the first four months. Today, wearing hats is acceptable and even considered stylish when paired with the right clothing.
How can I speed up my fue recovery?
Sleep at a 45-degree angle, slightly propped up for the first three nights post-procedure to help speed healing. Taking an anti-inflammatory or other pain medication prescribed by Dr. Niedbalski will help minimize swelling and irritation. A bag of frozen peas or cold pack can also help soothe the area.
Do fue scars fade?
FUE scars occur predominantly on the back of the head and appear as small dots which fade over time.
How long does it take to look normal after hair transplant?
While the recovery process and the length of time for optimal results from hair transplantation will vary from patient to patient, most individuals will usually begin to see the initial effects within about four months following the procedure.