Immediately following your treatment, the healing process will begin. The human body heals rapidly from micro-incisions made carefully in the scalp. The next morning, the protective gauze can be removed from the donor area. Although patients may experience minor blood spotting, scabbing or swelling, these symptoms should not cause concern as they are an expected and temporary part of the healing process. It’s crucial to avoid applying direct pressure to the transplant areas, so they heal and follicles ‘take’ where they are grafted.
Some swelling may persist three days following your procedure; however, it will dissipate within 5-7 days. During this time, patients can safely wash their hair provided that they are gentle and use a spray on shampoo.
To ensure that the majority of the transplanted grafts successfully take root, it’s imperative that you don’t apply direct pressure to the scalp or disturb any scabs that develop. Small crusts are a regular part of the healing process and will gradually slough off once the hair is washed. Swimming and hot tubs should be avoided until the micro-incision sites are sufficiently healed to prevent exposure to bacteria.
Although Miami hair implants will yield natural-looking results, the hair must first go through the natural hair growth cycle. As a result, before the final result is visible, patients should expect some shedding to occur for approximately two to six weeks. This is because once the hair reaches the intermediate phase, its roots collapse, which frequently results in hair fall out. However, because this is a natural part of the hair growth cycle, it should not be viewed as a cause for concern. The hair will then transition from the Catagen stage to the Telogen stage, also referred to as the resting stage, which may cause additional shedding. In most cases, patients begin to see new hair growth within three months of the procedure.
After approximately three months, most patients see new hair growth, as their hair enters the Anagen phase. Although these new hairs may initially have a slightly different texture or growth direction, over time, it will blend with your natural hair. Thus, it is crucial to be patient throughout the process and understand that it takes considerable time before the final results are visible.
Although some hair growth will be evident as early as three months after your procedure, it often takes 9-14 months to see the final outcome of your Miami hair implants.