Hair loss is a common problem that can affect people of all ages. There are a number of treatments available, including hair transplantation. Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves removing hair follicles from a healthy area of the scalp and transplanting them to an area of hair loss.
What to Expect After Hair Transplant Surgery
After hair transplant surgery, it can take 2 to 3 months for your new hair follicles to take hold and begin growing new hair naturally. Here are the stages that describe what to expect after hair transplant surgery:
After the first week of hair transplant surgery, you may experience pain in the donor area, tightness of the scalp, and numbness in the transplanted area.
Your scalp may appear pink, and once the skin heals, all of the new hair will fall out. This is all part of the process, and eventually, the transplanted follicles will grow new, healthy hair.
You may experience some hair loss in the areas that were not transplanted. This is normal, as the hair follicles in these areas are entering a resting phase. The redness may still be visible, but it will gradually fade.
The natural hair growth phase begins after 2-3 months of the procedure, but it will be incomplete and uneven at this stage. This is because all of the follicles will start working at different times.
Between 5-8 months, most of the follicles will start growing again, and by month 10, you will experience full, natural, and healthy hair growth.
Restrictions After Hair Transplant Surgery
In addition to the stages of hair growth after hair transplant surgery, it is important to follow the restrictions recommended by your doctor. These restrictions are designed to help you heal properly and achieve the best results.
Stopping smoking and alcohol
Smoking and alcohol can interfere with blood flow and delay healing. You should stop smoking for several months before surgery and for 4 weeks after surgery. You should also avoid alcohol for a month before surgery and for 5 days after surgery.
Avoiding excessive sweating
You should avoid strenuous activity and activities that cause excessive sweating, such as visiting a spa or sauna, for at least one week after hair transplant surgery.
Avoiding sun exposure
You should avoid direct sunlight, especially between 10 am and 2 pm, for two weeks after hair transplant surgery.
Postponing hair dyeing
You should wait at least four weeks before dyeing your hair, as the chemicals in hair dye can damage the transplanted follicles.
You should avoid driving for at least 24 hours after hair transplant surgery due to the anesthesia.
Why Choose DHI Hair Transplantation?
DHI hair transplantation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special implant pen to insert hair follicles directly into the scalp. This procedure has a number of advantages over other hair transplant techniques, including:
- Faster recovery time
DHI hair transplantation is a much less invasive procedure than other hair transplant techniques, which can lead to a faster recovery time. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few days after surgery.
- More natural-looking results
DHI hair transplantation allows for the placement of hair follicles in a more natural-looking pattern than other hair transplant techniques. This can help to create a more seamless and undetectable hairline.
- Lower risk of complications
DHI hair transplantation is a relatively safe procedure with a low risk of complications. The use of a special implant pen can help to minimize trauma to the scalp and reduce the risk of infection.
If you are considering hair transplant surgery, DHI is a great option to consider. DHI offers a number of advantages over other hair transplant techniques, including a faster recovery time, more natural-looking results, and a lower risk of complications.
If you are interested in learning more about DHI hair transplantation, please contact a qualified hair transplant surgeon to schedule a consultation.