Hair Transplant Recovery Process

20th February 2019 by Longevita
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The hair transplant recovery process is something a lot of people inquire about when they get in touch with us here at Longevita, and understandably so. They want to know how long it will take for them to recover and whether there are any special steps that need to be taken to ensure they heal correctly. The hair transplant recovery process is fairly straightforward. However, there are some important aftercare steps to follow, which we will explain in detail.

The General Recovery Process After A Hair Transplant

The good news about the hair transplant procedure we use, called FUE, is that it is minimally invasive. Because of this, the general healing process only takes between five and seven days. During this time, any swelling and redness should subside. There are some things you can do to help the healing process as well. This includes the following…

– Listen to your doctor – The most important piece of advice! All hair transplants are different, and your doctor will inform you of the right aftercare process for your needs specifically.
– Keep your hands off – It can be tempting to touch your new hairline, but try to avoid doing so.
– Lay off the alcohol – You may want to celebrate with some champagne but postpone this by around seven days. Alcohol can impact the blood supply to your head, so it’s a good idea to stay away from it while you recover.
– Take a break from the gym – You don’t want to sweat too much, as this can increase the risk of infection. Because of this, you should also stay away from the likes of saunas and steam rooms after your treatment.

Should You Book Time Off Work?

This is completely up to you. Some people go back to work the following day whereas others take a week or so off. If you have holiday-time available, it is a good idea to book some time off, simply so you can relax and recover. Often, the size of the procedure will dictate whether you do this, and it is something your doctor will advise you on.

Your Recovery Process Is Impacted By The Type Of Hair Loss You Experience

There are many different factors that influence the type of transplant you have and the process of recovery. However, one of the main factors is the type of hair loss you experience. Here are some of the more common types…

• Anagen effluvium – This is usually caused because of medical treatments used to cure cancer, for example, chemotherapy.

  • Scarring alopecia – This is permanent damage to the hair follicles. Certain conditions, such as lupus, can bring this on. However, we’re still unsure as to why it occurs.
  • Male and female pattern baldness – For females, it is unclear why this condition arises. For males, it is hereditary. Oversensitive hair follicles cause this type of baldness in men.
  • Alopecia Areata – This kind of hair loss arises when there is an imbalance in your immune system, which causes it to attack your hair follicles.

• Telogen effluvium – Finally, this is a temporary type of hair loss. It can happen due to a number of factors, for example, changes to your diet or stress.

Therefore, it is only right that you see an experienced professional at Longevita who can explain the right type of treatment for your condition, the success rates, and the recovery and aftercare process.

Aftercare Advice

One of the reasons why it is so important to book your consultation with a reputable doctor, such as those at Longevita, is because they provide aftercare services. After all, every case of hair loss and every transplant is different, which is why it is critical that you receive advice and information that is bespoke to you. This is exactly what you are going to get here at Longevita.

Contact Us Today For More Information

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the hair transplant recovery process. Nevertheless, as mentioned, this does differ from person-to-person, and you will be given thorough advice regarding aftercare from your doctor. It is important to follow the steps your doctor has given. If you would like more information, or you are ready to book an appointment, you can reach us at Longevita on 0203 691 6851. We offer consultations throughout the UK and Ireland, so do not hesitate to give us a call.

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Longevita offer private, yet affordable medical procedures in A+ rated, JCI accredited facilities based in Turkey. As a medical travel group who are registered in both Turkey and the UK, Longevita’s rates are subsidised by the Turkish government, meaning best prices are guaranteed.

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