We provide you written and video post operative instructions to make sure you understand your obligation after the procedure.We prefer to see you 24 hours after if possible , for the first shampoo .
The first 1-7 days after the surgery the patient can expect mild swelling in the forehead area. This usually begins on day three and is completely dissipated by day six. The patient also develops very small blood clots at the incision sites and these usually flake off in anywhere from five to seven days. Any redness that has lingered after the surgery is usually gone by day seven and the recipient area is slightly pinkish for the next few weeks.
Roughly three weeks after your procedure you may begin to experience some shedding of the transplanted hairs. This is completely normal and is to be expected. This occurs due to the temporary dormant phase that all hair grafts go through after any hair restoration procedure.
New air growth period varies from patient to patient but can be as early as 2 months since we started using PRP as holding solution. The new hair may not necessarily grow in evenly but it will all grow in eventually. The new hair will be thin and fine but will thicken over time. During this time the patient may also notice the formation of an acne-like condition in the recipient area. This is normal and is only some of the new hairs trying to grow through the scalp. Sometimes these can become temporarily trapped under the skin like an ingrown hair but the condition is temporary. This is a positive sign of new growth!
By the 4th to sixth month after the procedure the patient can expect to see considerable new growth. The new hair will be approximately two to three inches in length and the hair shaft will begin to thicken.
There is no special regimen required to care for the new hair. Standard shampoos and other hair products are perfectly safe. The patient can treat the new hair as they always have because it is their own hair that has simply been relocated. After few more months ,the hair that is now growing will continue to grow for the rest of the patient’s life and can be cut and styled in any manner the patient wishes. After One year patient will see the final result however improvements may still be seen well over a year out from the surgery.
DONOR AREA AFTER FUE
Watch how our patient Dwain Wooley documents his 1st session by FUE procedure
DONOR STRIP AREA
The non-absorbable retention stitches of the donor area will be removed 5-7 days after surgery. These can be removed by us or your local doctor.If absorbable suture is used, you may feel tight and uncomfortable for a week after the procedure. This is normal and simply means that the stitches are beginning to dissolve. It may take up to 3-4 weeks for the absorbable stitches to be dissolved or fragment off. Continue to clean the area and apply the antibiotic ointment to avoid infection or until sutures are gone. The sutures will not be absorbed if crust is persistent.