An FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant is done by removing individual hair follicles from a donor area in your body and implanting them in the areas where hair doesn't grow. An FUE hair transplant is typically a permanent solution for hair loss problems, such as balding and thinning hair. It sounds magical, but it does not happen overnight. Having thick hair after an FUE hair transplant surgery is a process. Here is what you need to know about the hair transplant recovery timeline and what happens two weeks after the surgery.
Two weeks after an FUE hair transplant operation, the discomfort and swelling will start to disappear, and your healing process will fasten. You might still experience a little discomfort in the donor area of your scalp, it is normal since your scalp has experienced surgical trauma. You should know that recovery is not a smooth process and takes time to show the best results. Of course, if you experience extreme pain or an unusual situation after two weeks, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.
After two weeks, scabs will start healing and fall off. It is natural for them to fall off, but you should not try to remove them yourself. You should stay away from touching your scalp directly. Moreover, your hair will fall out after two weeks. It should not scare you since it is part of the recovery. Your hair falls out, but your hair follicles do not. So, new hair will grow soon! Of course, in some cases, hair follicles might not adapt to their new place and your hair transplant might not be very successful. In that case, you might discuss whether a hair transplant repair is an option with your doctor.
Within two weeks, you will be able to continue your daily activities. Pain and discomfort typically become much more manageable after two weeks. Two weeks post-surgery, you will be able to sleep in your normal positions. If you want to exercise after a hair transplant, you will be able to do so after your doctor's approval. However, you should stay away from extreme exercise since sweating might cause infections. Your doctor will prescribe some medicine and vitamins to make sure you have low chances of getting infected and your hair follicles get enough nutrition, but to be safe, you should be careful about protecting your scalp.
Hair washing after a hair transplant is one of the major questions asked by patients or people considering hair transplant surgeries. Within the first few days, you should not wash your hair. However, after a week or two, you will be able to wash your hair. Of course, while washing your hair, you should make sure you are not damaging your hair follicles by directly touching or rubbing your scalp. You should also stay away from brushing your hair for a while.
Hair transplant surgery is a very important event in a person’s life. It is normal to have doubts and questions about the process and the aftermath. Asmed is here to guide you in this process. You can contact us and learn more about what happens after a hair transplant in Istanbul. If you have gone through a relatively unsuccessful hair transplant, you might also consult the doctors in Asmed about a hair transplant surgery. If you have any concerns, you should discuss them with professionals. To have healthier hair and prevent mistakes after surgery, do not shy away from reaching out!