How To Prepare For FUE Hair Transplant?
How To Prepare For FUE Hair Transplant? Our surgeon is specially trained and will give you a hair transplant that will meet your specific needs and desires. The recovery process ensures that he takes care of you at every step. “How to prepare for FUE hair transplant?” Questions such as, do not occupy your mind thanks to our surgeon.
It is related to the genetic structure and starts from adolescence, it can appear at any time during adulthood. The speed, the impact, and the fall pattern are under complete genetic control. In addition to the known and common fall patterns, it can start informally.
How to prepare for FUE hair transplant?
Once you plan the process, you do not have much to prepare for. Depending on your hair priorities and after surgery, we suggest you do a haircut. In addition to a haircut, you may want to arrange a working time for recovery.
There is no specific preparation for the plastic hair transplant procedure in general. However, it is important for the physician to know the patient’s medical history, including previous illness and current medication intake. Patients must complete the medical history form at the clinic. On the day of the procedure, the hair is shaved in a special section of our clinic. In some cases, a partial shave may be enough (fewer implants). The patient must be complete before the procedure.
Alcohol consumption should be stopped a few days before the procedure. Alcohol reduces the effectiveness and duration of local anesthesia and prevents the patient from having a “painless” procedure. In order to overcome the stress, some sedation and sedative medication can be given to the patient before the procedure.
After the hair transplant procedure
After a hair transplant, a prescription for antibiotics, analgesics, and anti-inflammatory drugs is required. Prevents infections and swelling in the forehead and eyes that may appear around the 3rd day.
- When you return, your hair can be gently washed within 2 days.
- Avoid touching the implanted area for the first 3 days.
- Frost and tinctures should be avoided for the first month.
- The sport is not recommended for a week and to swim and wear a helmet for a month.
- In addition, minoxidil seems to accelerate the regeneration of implanted hair.
After the procedure, the patient is given painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as a prescription. The patient is informed in detail about the hair transplant procedure, about the correct use of the prescribed treatment. The first night passes without pain due to these postoperative measures. Intermittent ice treatment is recommended as well as first 10-day maintenance.
The patient can go home after the first hair wash.
- It is forbidden to drink alcohol for the first five days
- Swimming and professional sports activities are prohibited for the first ten days
- The patient should not be in places such as the sauna and/or baths that produce a lot of sweat.
- The patient must not have a lift
In the first ten days, complete recovery is achieved. Hair transplant scars will heal completely during this period. The crust in the transplanted area is completely clean and the scars in the donor area are healed. Patients can return to their daily lives after ten days. For some with sensitive skin, sunbathing may be prohibited for a period of four weeks, especially during the summer months.
The doctor maps the treatment area on the head
Everyone’s hair loss pattern is unique. Our surgeon will work with you to make sure he deals with the specific areas that interest you most. Once the treatment has been mapped, apply a local anesthetic.
Follicles are removed from existing hair (FUE)
Using highly specialized tools one millimeter in diameter, our surgeon will remove individual follicles from your existing hair. This unique tool makes a tiny circular incision around the follicle that is barely noticeable after the procedure. The incision leaves no scars, seams, and is painless during the procedure. After the procedure, the donor area remains intact and the transplanted hair grows naturally.
7 days of recovery
The tiny incisions made during the procedure will heal in a few days. Patients reported mild painless discomfort at transplant sites after surgery. In many cases, people return to work one day after the procedure is completed. For patients who want full discretion, we recommend that you return to work after the 7-day treatment period.
The 4th month is when the implants show growth. However, this may vary depending on the structure of the patient’s hair and the area of the transplant.
Full growth in 6-9 months
Over the next 6-9 months, your newly transplanted hair will begin to grow. We usually notice that our patients are fully developed between the 6 and 9-month period. Hair growth rates depend on the unique biology of the patient. Hair will grow in a very organic pattern, with your natural color, and no one will know you have surgery.
Are there any risks or side effects to a hair transplant?
Hair transplantation is very safe when done by a board-certified surgeon. The biggest risks are that you may experience a slight hair loss in the beginning. If the donor’s hair is not immunized due to baldness, it can also fall out over time. These side effects can be alleviated by working with an experienced surgeon like our surgeon.
How fast will my new hair grow?
Some of our patients start to see growth after 3 months, but it all depends on the individual. We generally see full hair growth after 6-9 months for all our patients.
Will the transplant look and feel natural?
The process uses your own follicles. This means that the transplant follicles will match the color and texture of the hair you grow naturally. This is the most important part of ensuring the physical process. That is why it is so important to work with an experienced surgeon who can map the new growth as organically as possible. In the article, we explained how to prepare for an FUE hair transplant. Please contact our clinic for more information and appointments.