Healing & Aftercare
Are The Health Risks?
are very few health risks associated with a H/T; that said
all medical precautions are taken as with any surgical procedure.
The risks realistically surround the healing process and post
Will My Health Affect The H/T?
there are no medical conditions that would deter you from
undergoing a H/T; that said a blood test is taken before and
it is your responsibility to declare any medical conditions
or medications that you are or have taken.
op and post op certain precautions can be taken to aid the
healing and reinforce the best possible result. These revolve
around anything that may effect the cardio vascular system.
It is advised you desist from smoking or drinking alcohol
before and after the procedure (Pre & Post Op Instructions).
Long Does The Healing Take?
can be dependent of the procedure; the recipient site heals
at the same speed for either procedure but the donor healing
may vary. In the recipient area you will left with short shafts
of hair surrounded by a small scab; you begin to wash your
hair the day after the procedure and slowly the scabs are
washed away and the shafts of hair fall out; this normally
takes 10-12 days before there is very little to see. With
the donor area and strip the suture can be hidden if your
hair is kept long; the can be removed 10 days post surgery;
the area will remain a little red for a month while the skin
tissue relaxes. With FUE in donor, the punches are hidden
by your hair growth; even come 7 days it is hard to see any
signs of the H/T, whilst they naturally heal.
can occur on the forehead, especially in large procedures
that involve hairline creation. This is normal, starts the
day after the procedure and last normally three days. There
is no medical danger to your health or the success of the
procedure, gentle massage and an ice pack will keep this to
After Care Is Needed?
operative care helps stop infection and speeds the healing
process. Products consist of anti bacterial cleansers and
shampoos, they are generally used for the first two weeks
and then back to your regular products.
I Go To Work And Play Sport Straight Away?
the procedure is classed as minor, it is a surgical procedure
and so a couple of days rest is advised. The cosmetic signs
of the H/T will last for a couple of weeks, and dependent
on you life style a job you may wish to wait until it is not
visible; but it is perfectly feasible to return to work within
a couple of days easily.
activity is not advised for a number of weeks postoperative;
this is for a number of reasons. The cardio vascular system
does not need to be tested whist the grafts are becoming embedded
in the recipient area and any scar line could stretch if there
was pressure or pulling on the scalp skin tissue.