Hair transplant surgery allows people with thinning hair to recapture their youth and confidence. At The Hair Loss Recovery Program, we use leading-edge technology and employ top specialists to ensure maximum results for each of our patients. However, no matter how much we prepare our patients for success, hair transplants are still a surgical procedure. If a person’s hair is not properly cared for and maintained after surgery, the results will suffer. If you want your hair grow and even thrive after hair transplant surgery, follow this advice.
The amount of time needed to recover will vary depending on if you received follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplant (FUT), also known as the strip method. Both methods cause minor swelling and discomfort in patients that can be managed with pain medications such as Tylenol. This discomfort typically only lasts for a few days. However, it can last slightly longer for patients that receive the FUT method. Antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs are also often prescribed.
We ask all of our Toronto hair transplant patients to rest for at least 3 days after the surgery. After the third day, the pain is generally very manageable, and the risk of swelling due to overexertion goes down. After a full week of recovery, the hair transplant should be less noticeable. This will allow you to get back to your typical routine.
Although you can go back to your normal life rather quickly, it is still important that you avoid any sports or submerging your head in water for at least 10-14 days. Pools, hot tubs, and oceans can cause infection to the extraction spots, which is why they must be avoided.
After making a full recovery from your hair transplant procedure, the next step will be to encourage growth. Transplanted hair starts to fall out a few weeks after surgery, and you should start to notice new hairs growing in the following months. We may also recommend some medication to you that will promote additional growth.
Just because a person has transplant surgery does not mean that their hair recovery journey is over. Hair loss is difficult to stop once started, so it’s important to take the proper steps to encourage hair growth before surgery, during recovery, and long after. It’s also important to follow all the directions our surgeon gives to see the best results possible. This includes taking any medications as prescribed.
How We Can Help
If your self-esteem has been affected by thinning hair and bald spots, The Hair Loss Recovery Program is here to help. Contact us at (416) 439-4247 to set up your consultation, where we’ll help you determine what hair procedure is best for your specific type of hair loss. With the help of our experts, you’ll be on your way back to the thicker, fuller head of hair that you always wanted!