The FUE hair transplant process involves extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area and then implanting them to the hair thinning area. The extraction of hair follicles gives rise to micro punches, and the implantation process leaves behind almost no scarring. The good news is follicular hair transplant yields the most natural appearance, unlike other hair transplantation techniques. After undergoing an FUE process, it is essential to follow all the post-op instructions during the recovery period. Here is a timeline to describe what to expect after undergoing an FUE hair transplant process.
What to expect after an FUE hair transplant
- The first night after an FUE hair transplant
Immediately after undergoing an FUE treatment, the recipient and the donor area may look bruised. Some small red dots in the donor and recipient area may be noticeable, which may involve pain and discomfort. You can quickly alleviate the condition by taking mild painkillers prescribed by the surgeon.
- Day 1
On the first day after undergoing a follicular hair transplant, your clinic will provide you with the first hair wash, after which you are free to head back to your home. Your doctor will provide you with a medicated shampoo and sponge that you should use for the next 4 to 5 days. Some of the most common FUE hair transplant expectations include scabbing, which may start on day one and disappear eventually after the first five days. The red dots in the donor and recipient area will begin to fade away gradually.
- Day 2-4
During the next couple of days, all you may expect from an FUE hair transplant is scabbing, mild bruising, discolouration, etc., at the area of treatment. Most of these conditions will start to normalise gradually over the first week. Some people may also experience swelling on the forehead and around the eyes. They may appear on day 2 or 3, and the condition will either remain stable or worsen until the fourth day. Generally, the hair transplant surgeon provides some steroid-based medications for the first few days to minimise the swelling.
- Day 5-7
From day 5 to day 7, all you can expect from an FUE hair transplant is that most hair grafts have rooted themselves and cannot be dislodged. So if you still experience scabbing after 5 to 7 days of undergoing an FUE hair transplant, it is highly recommended to wash your scalp correctly until all the scabs are gone. However, within a week, all the redness and discolouration starts to fade away, and most people do not even show any sign of treatment in the donor area. Other common FUE hair transplant expectations include itching and a mild sensation of burning, which is a sign of healing.
- 2-4 weeks
2 to 4 weeks after undergoing an FUE hair transplant process, the transplanted hair follicles will start shifting to the resting phase. Even though it may seem highly disappointing, the hair follicles will start growing soon once the resting phase is over. Among all the other FUE hair transplant expectations, you may find a pimple-like lesion on the treated area, called folliculitis, which behaves as regular pimples and usually disappears on its own.
- 2 to 4 months
During this time, the side effects would have diminished, and the transplanted hair starts to grow. Thin and fine hair will begin to grow, which will gradually thicken over the next few months. However, in rare cases, some people may experience shock loss when they start losing all their existing hair due to trauma caused to the scalp.
- 4 to 6 months
During this phase, what you can expect from an FUE hair transplant is the final result. The newly transplanted hair follicles start growing longer and thicker.
- 6 to 18 months
The final FUE hair transplant appearance is visible by this phase as the transplanted hair continues to grow. You can style or trim or style this hair as desired.
Why choose us?
Artius is recognised as one of the best clinics to offer hair transplants under the guidance of the experienced hair surgeon, Dr Sagar Gundewar. The doctors and staff present in the clinic are dedicated to accomplishing the highest quality result. The clinic utilises state-of-the-art technology that ensures that each patient undergoes a pain-free procedure at an exceptionally budget-friendly rate. Therefore, if you are looking for the best and natural appearing result, Artius can be your best choice.