Hair Transplant Surgery: Outcomes and Expectations
There are a number of reasons that hair loss could occur. Because of the advances in hair restoration surgery using state-of-the-art techniques like (FUE) Follicular Unit Extraction along with NeoGraft and microscopic follicular unit grafting can now be performed. At PAI, we take great care to ensure your comfort during your McLean, Virginia hair transplant surgery and post-operative care which requires careful attention to limit the risk of complications.
Here are Some Important Tips for Hair Transplant Surgery Recovery.
Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions – Part of your pre-operative appointment should be a discussion about what you need to know about what to do after your surgery. Your hair transplant doctor will give you an overview as to what you should expect after surgery. While post-op care applies in general, a trusted hair loss professional will provide you with written instructions that are customized specifically for you. Your scalp may appear pinkish immediately after having your hair transplant procedure. Small scabs around the micro incisions may be covered with any subsisting hair that will keep your hair transplant hidden. Most patients feel comfortable going out in public after about five to seven days.
Avoid Chemical Hair Processing – Any hair coloring, perming, or other chemical treatments are ideally done at least two weeks prior to your hair transplant surgery. If that is not possible, then you can schedule to have it done at your hair salon no sooner than one month after your transplant procedure.
Do Not Wash Your Hair at Home – To get the best hair transplant outcome, a post-operative appointment is essential at our McLean, Virginia hair transplant clinic. The day after your procedure you will be returning to the clinic. Your hair will be shampooed then blow dried prior to scalp examination. You will be given after-care instruction for the next several weeks which includes a four to six day modified hair care regimen. You can typically go back to shampooing your hair and using a blow dryer after about a week.
Avoid Strenuous Activities – Your hair transplant recovery time should be minimal. You will need to make sure you get plenty of rest in order to fully recuperate. Try and limit all strenuous or vigorous activities for at least seven to 10 days after your procedure. You should be able to return to your normal routine within one week after your surgery.
Temporary Hair Shedding – You should begin to see new hair growth in about two to four months after your hair transplant surgery. Hair grows in different cycles and you may not see all the new growth at once. You may also experience what appears to be hair loss during the initial weeks after your surgery, as your new hair takes root and begins to grow. This is a normal cycle of hair growth. After about eight months, approximately 90 percent of the transplant hair grafts should be visible. It may take some patience but you will see hair that looks completely natural.
Contacting PAI McLean Virginia Hair Transplant Surgeons
If you are looking for a Washington, DC area hair transplant surgeon, we invite you to consider PAI Medical Hair Restoration in McLean, Virginia. For quality, trusted hair transplant surgery and post-operative care, contact PAI at (703) 556-4247 for a free, private hair loss evaluation and consultation with the best ARTAS FUE hair transplant doctors in the Northern Virginia area. You may also contact by means of our convenient online contact form here.