Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the most preferred hair transplant technique around the world due to its success and not leaving any noticeable scars on the scalp. During an FUE hair transplant, your surgeon will shave the back of your head and harvest hair grafts from that area. Then, the extracted hair grafts will be implanted in the desired area to restore hair growth. Hair transplants are miraculous surgical techniques that allow people who experience hair loss to restore baldness. However, just like any surgical operation, hair transplants take time to show their successful results. It takes around a year for a person to experience the complete results of a hair transplant.
Within the first 2 or 3 days after the hair transplant surgery, the patients might feel a little discomfort on the scalp. This is very normal since the patient’s scalp has experienced surgical trauma. Therefore, there is no need to worry, it is just a complication of the surgery. After 2 months post-surgery, the patients might experience a temporary shedding of hair. This is called shock hair loss after a hair transplant and is a part of the healing process. Some patients might experience hair loss from the areas that were not involved in the hair transplant surgery, which is called existing hair loss after the hair transplant. This is also very natural since the scalp creates a defense mechanism after undergoing a surgical operation or trauma. There is nothing to be alarmed about as these hairs usually come back 3 months after hair transplant operations.
Following hair transplant surgery, the patient must see the doctor for regular check-ups so that any apparent problems can be addressed immediately. The surgeon doing the procedure, on the other hand, has to know about the patient's expectations, health challenges, and any underlying problems, if any.
Here are some preventive actions to consider:
Experts at Asmed are here to inform you about the hair transplant procedure and the post-surgery process. You could easily find the answers to 6 questions you would ask after a hair transplant on the Asmed website. For any questions or concerns you have, do not hesitate to reach out to the Asmed team.