Hair transplant is a permanent solution and can last a lifetime if the hair graft is harvested from the safe zone. Hair graft collected from the safe zone does not exist DHT. DHT is the receptor that causes hair loss. The requirement of grafts is dependent on a number of factors such as age of the patient, grade of baldness, family history, condition of donor hair, etc.. You may not need an extra session if you protect your existing hair from further hair loss.
How Long Does Hair Transplant Recovery Take?
The duration of the healing period depends on the type of hair transplantation that the individual has undergone.
After Follicular Unit Transplant- The person is able to recover in almost 2-3 weeks
After Follicular Unit Extraction- The patient recovers in 5 days
During the first 3 days there may be some swelling and bruising on the scalp. The swelling can continue after 3-4 days of the surgery. You'll be asked to take antibiotics and you can use painkillers for a comfortable healing time.
After the hair transplant surgery you have to restrict your movements to avoid hurting the grafted follicles.
It's recommended to sleep with the head elevated. You can put some additional pillows under the head.
Taking shower will need time and extra attention. You have to put water only on the body and avoid the hair for the first 3 days. On the 4th day, you can wash the hair.
After the first week you can start light exercises such as walking and jogging.
You may feel itchy in the first month, but you must avoid scratching as much as possible.
Within the first 6 to 10 weeks of the procedure, you will face "shock loss" of hair, don't worry this is a natural part of the recovery process.
After the FUT or FUE surgery the hair will start to grow after 8-12 months. But be patient cause it takes time for the hair transplantation to show results.