A hair transplant is a surgical process in which existing hair is moved to fill a bald or thinning area. The procedure is usually performed in the doctor’s office or hospital.
Undergoing hair transplant surgery.
First, the surgeon cleans your scalp and injects medicine into the back of your head to numb it. Next, your doctor will select one of two transplant methods: follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) or follicular unit extraction (FUE).
The surgeon’s team will shave the back of your scalp if you have the FUE procedure. The doctor will then remove hair follicles one by one. The wound heals with small dots that your natural hair will cover.
The first three months of hair transplant.
This period involves shock recovery time, fall, and resting periods. During the first month, nearly all transplanted hairs will fall out due to the trauma of their relocation (“shock loss”).
1 to 7 days of hair transplant: The transplanted hair grows for a short time in this period.
1 to 4 weeks of hair transplant: The growth stops, and the hair shafts fall out along the scabs.
Any hair shedding that occurs 4-5 days after surgery is simply hair shafts. Ingrowing vessels capture hair follicles beneath the scalp and keep them safe for 4-5 days after surgery.
The deepest parts of the hair shafts resemble a dot by imitating the shape of their follicles.
This is why it is misidentified as a follicle. However, when the shedding begins 4-5 days after the procedure, the hair bulb (follicle) remains safe.
Following that, the follicles enter the telogen resting phase, which lasts 8-10 weeks. Because the hairs are individual structures, some lose contact with the follicles completely and fall out first, while others retain some thin connections and fall out later; therefore, if the transplant area appears patchy later, do not be alarmed.
The hair in the remaining donor area starts growing immediately after the hair transplant and covers the area in a week.
What Should You Expect After Hair Transplant?
Following your procedure with us, we will provide a comprehensive after-care program that includes all of the products provided. You will watch an after-care video and have the opportunity to ask your hair transplant surgeon any questions you may have. You may feel some pain, which can be relieved with the pain relief medication we have provided.
Heavy lifting, power showers, going to the gym, and touching your hair are prohibited for at least 14 days following your hair transplant.
In addition, in the seven days following the procedure, you must avoid scratching your head and drinking alcohol. You will also be advised to sleep with your head elevated, which may be more comfortable than lying flat after the hair transplant.
Avoid activities that will cause you to sweat, and refrain from using any hair products on your head for the next two weeks.
Your surgeon will advise you on a hair washing routine, and we will provide shampoo for you to use starting on day five following your hair transplant. The redness or swelling will gradually fade over the next few days to a week.
After two weeks, you can resume your normal routine and wait for your new hair to grow.
We aim to provide the best medical advice to patients at Best Hair Help. We endeavour to provide hair loss patients with the highest level of medical care to ensure their safety and comfort.
We provide detailed information about the process to each patient based on their specific requirements and needs. Our priority is to fulfil our patient’s unique needs.
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