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What happens after my FUE Hair Transplant?

June 18, 2019

So you’ve finally taken the leap and decided to address your hair loss and baldness once and for all with a top tier FUE hair transplantation procedure at SpaMedica in Toronto. First things first: congratulations! But what about all that happens after your procedure?

 

Here’s a basic run-down of what type of recovery process to expect after your day-long Artas or NeoGraft FUE hair transplantation procedure:

 

Day 1: Return to SpaMedica to have a fresh dressing applied.

 

Days 2-5: These days are known as the wound healing phase. The tiny holes at your donor site will begin to close and heal, and scabbing will occur at both donor and recipient sites. Some patients experience swelling and redness in the forehead area and/or in the donor area at the back of the head. This will fade after just a few days. Resist picking those scabs!

 

Days 6-10: A crust will begin to form—this is the attached layer of skin drying out. This crust should be gone by day 10 or so, and your newly transplanted hair will start to look more like freshly cut hair! Some patients experience a sensation of numbness around at this stage, which is perfectly normal, and fleeting. Most have no issue returning to work around day 7.

 

Weeks 2-3: Your transplanted hair will begin to fall out, and will be almost entirely gone by the end of week 3. Don’t worry—this is perfectly normal. Your new hair will go through a “shedding” phase wherein the hair shafts are released but the follicular units and grafts are securely rooted.

 

Months 4-14: This is when what’s known as “second-phase growth” occurs. Expect to feel another layer of stubble begin to push its way through. Second-phase growth hair typically takes about 6 months to gain length, density, and thickness. Wait until months 12-14 to assess the final results of your FUE hair transplantation procedure.

 

At SpaMedica in Toronto, patients can expect the highest possible graft transplantation survival rate (>85%), the lowest possible transection rates (<4%), and the lowest incidence of shock hair. The results of your hair restoration are considered permanent, and our patients tend to be extremely satisfied with their very natural-looking hairlines post-op. Your hair pattern is fully customizable with the help of Dr. Mulholland. Additionally, during your consultation, we will outline a program of hair restoration treatments that can be scheduled over a 10-20 year period in case you require maintenance for ongoing genetic hair loss.

 

Considering a FUE hair transplant or a cutting edge injectable PRP hair restoration perhaps? Book a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto today to learn more about what to expect from the hair restoration recovery process. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!

 

 

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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