What You Should Expect During The Hair Transplant Recovery Process
The following is an explanation of what you can anticipate from the FUE and FUT hair transplant techniques that are offered at our clinic.
The FUE Method
The FUE technique is by far the most common choice for hair transplants at our clinic. This is mostly due to the fact that the process can be completed in a single day and needs very little recovery time.
As we’ve previously mentioned, this procedure can be done within 1 day at our clinic. Once a local anesthetic has been given, the procedure of extraction and transplantation may take anywhere from two to six hours, and this duration is determined by the number of grafts that need to be transplanted. After the surgery, a dressing will be put to the scalp. This dressing may be removed the following day, and the patient will need to return for a post-surgical visit to ensure everything is going as planned.
The FUT Method
The FUT process is likewise performed in a single day, but the harvesting of the grafts is done in a slightly different way. It is necessary to remove a strip of skin from the back or side of the head in order to harvest the donor hair. This procedure does result in a somewhat greater amount of scarring than the FUE technique does.
The recovery period after a FUT hair transplant will be relatively comparable to the recovery period following a FUE hair transplant; however, patients undergoing a FUT hair transplant will need somewhat more post-surgical care since the technique requires the creation of incisions. Patients will be able to return to work two to three days after their procedure; however, because there is some scarring after a FUT procedure, some patients prefer to wait ten to fourteen days before they really get back to their usual activities. How self-conscious you feel about yourself after a few days is the most important factor to consider.
Why Does It Take 5 Days To Recover
It takes a fresh new hair follicle around five days to become used to its new environment after being transplanted. On the other hand, the graft is considered stable after five days, at which point regular activities may resume.
In the days after a transplant, an individual’s risk of experiencing graft popping (and ultimately losing the graft) may be significantly increased by huge rises in blood pressure and heart rate. A minimum of 5 days of relaxation is required, during which time the individual should refrain from engaging in sexual activity, exercising, lifting weights, and other strenuous activities. In treatments using strips, this time period is prolonged to two weeks so that the incision may heal properly.
When Can You Go Back To Work After A Hair Transplant?
If the patient is in good spirits, they should be able to return to light duties at work within two to three days. Those who have had minor treatments feel that it is far simpler to conceal the appearance of the transplant than patients who have undergone more extensive procedures. This all depends on your comfort level arounds others during your recovery process.