What To Expect After A Hair Transplant In Miami?
The internet is filled with all sorts of information and advice to make yourself ready for a hair transplant and to prepare you for what will happen after you are done with the surgery. Although your research will guide you through this process, there are some things that you should know about what to expect in the initial days, weeks, and months following a hair transplant.
It’s worth mentioning that this is only a general presumption and that the experience of different individuals can vary significantly.
The First Week
During the first week, your scalp may be tender to touch, and with the aid of analgesics, you can effectively alleviate the pain. Your surgeon will advise you to keep the scalp under proper dressing for about 1-2 days and take your antibiotics and anti-inflammatories regularly for 7-10 days.
The Second Week
The swelling and redness subside after a few days and the healing process starts; after 10 days all your grafts should be strong enough to continue the normal showering and shampooing.
One To Three Months
The first to third months are extremely crucial and during this time it’s normal to observe the shedding of newly transplanted hair at a faster rate than before because the hair follicles are reactivating themselves to start the hair cycle.
Three To Six Months
Three to six months is the period where initial results and hair growth is visible and subsequent hair growth will be thicker and more resilient. It is common for hair to grow in small groups or patches at first because follicles may have been implanted during different periods of their hair cycle. There might be some unpleasant red spots which shows that new hair is erupting.
Six Months To A Year
In six to eight months 60-80% of new hair growth is seen and after 12 months, approximately 90% of the hair growth is re-established. For some patients, the process may take a little bit longer than expected but by the end of 18 months, full-fledged results can be seen.
It’s not uncommon for hair to continue to fall out at first, grow unevenly in patches in the initial days and weeks and take a year or even more to see the promised results. The experience depends upon the type of hair, texture, ethnicity, volume, and density of hair at the donor site.
But hairline repair depends on the mastery and experience of the expert performing the procedure. The best technician will clarify their strategy and proposed technique to their patients and ensure they are familiar with the results they can anticipate before the surgery begins.