Hair Transplant Effects And Recovery Time

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Hair Transplant in Dubai

As you age, you might experience hair thinning and hair loss which can lead to baldness if not treated on time. To tackle this problem, hair transplants are done. It is a surgical procedure that adds more hair to the scalp where needed. During the procedure, hairs are extracted from the thicker parts of the scalp and inserted into the thinner areas. The transplanted hair then grow naturally and you get a restored natural hairline. 

Overall, a hair transplant is a safe procedure approved by the FDA. But as you know, it is a surgical procedure so you will experience conditions like swelling, pain and inflammation after the surgery. However, these conditions will subside after some time. There is downtime associated with this procedure so you can recover and heal smoothly. Similarly, like every other surgery, there are some side-effects associated with hair transplant surgery as well.  

Therefore, we have decided to explain the effects and recovery time of hair transplant in this article. It will help you in keeping realistic expectations from the surgery and decision making. 

Hair Transplant Effects 

Your scalp will be very tender after the hair transplant surgery. You will have to wear a bandage over your scalp for at least 1-2 days. When the bandages are removed, the treated area might be swollen. Your surgeon can inject triamcinolone to reduce the swelling. In addition to the swelling, you will also experience pain and soreness at the targeted site and the donor site. 

Two to three weeks after the surgery, the transplanted hair will start falling out and new hair will grow in a few months. You will observe 60% of the new hair growth in 6-9 months. Your surgeon might prescribe you minoxidil drug to stimulate the hair growth after hair transplantation.

Hair Transplant Recovery 

The recovery time after a hair transplant varies from patient to patient. It can take 5-7 days to recover after undergoing the procedure. During the recovery phase, your surgeon will prescribe the following;

  • Pain medications to tackle pain
  • Antibiotics for the prevention of infection 
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs that can reduce swelling 
  • Finasteride or minoxidil for the stimulation of hair growth 

For a smooth recovery, you will also have to follow certain aftercare instructions which include;

  • Do not wash your hair soon after the surgery. Wait for a few days after the treatment. Also, use mild shampoos in the initial weeks.
  • Return to work and start your normal activities after 4-5 days. 
  • Avoid combing or brushing the new hair grafts for at least 3 weeks.
  • Avoid exercising for a week.
  • Do not wear hats after the surgery without your surgeon’s approval. 

Hair Transplant Side-Effects

As we mentioned earlier, there are certain side-effects associated with hair transplant surgery. These side-effects include;

  • Scalp infection
  • Itching 
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation of hair follicles 
  • Bleeding 
  • Loss of sensation at the surgery site
  • The crust of pus drainage 

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Take Away 

If you are thinking of getting a hair transplant then you must be ready to go through all the stages of surgery. It is only possible when you know what are the effects, recovery time and side-effects of a hair transplant. Knowing these details will help you in defining your expectations from the treatment. Therefore, choose an expert hair transplant surgeon who can guide you about the treatment in detail. The choice of hair transplant surgeon is also very important because his/her experience determines the success of the surgery. 

You can visit Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® to consult with the best hair transplant surgeons. We offer a free consultation to the interested patients so that you can discuss all your concerns with our experts. It is very easy to book an appointment at our clinic. You just need to fill in the consultation form given below and our staff will schedule an appointment for you.

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