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Hair Transplant Recovery Process

Hair Transplant Recovery Process

Patients are curious about hair transplant recovery process after the surgery. Like all other cosmetic operation, you will need time after your hair transplant. Regardless of hair transplant method, your entire recovery process will take some time.

Hair transplant offers permanent solution to hair loss. In most cases, hair loss can have negative psychological effects. For this reason, both men and women are considering to restore their hair. Before deciding to have your surgery, you need to know details of the recovery process. This way, you will know what to expect before going in the operation room.

How Long Does Hair Transplant Recovery Take?

In general, full hair growth can take up to one year. This is normal and there is nothing to worry about. Your new hair roots need some time to adjust to their new place. In this sense, you will at least need 6 months to see actual hair transplant results.

In the meantime, you need to follow all instructions of your doctor. These instructions will ensure better healing. Also, when you follow these instructions, your hair will have healthy growth. Taking care of your hair after the surgery is key factor for success hair transplant operation.

When Can I Go Back to My Daily Life?

You can go back to your daily life 3 days after the surgery. Of course, there will be some restrictions for a while. In the first three days, doctor will advice you to rest. This way, you will minimise your chance of infection or any trauma. After 3 days, you need to visit the clinic. Your new hair will be washed for the first time. At this stage, you will also learn how to take care of your hair after the surgery.

You can go back to your daily life after 3 days. But you need to avoid physically challenging activities for at least 10 days. During your hair transplant recovery process, try to avoid heavy sports. Also, you need to avoid sexual intercourse for 10 days.

Does Hair Transplant Operation Has Side Effects?

Generally, hair transplant has almost no side effects. Since patients are operated under local anaesthesia, there is no risk associated with general anaesthesia. Important thing to reduce risk factor is related with hair transplant recovery process.

You need to use all prescribed medication. Antibiotics will prevent any infection which is a common complication in most of the surgeries. Also, you should avoid touching your new hair to reduce the risk of infection. When you do all of these, you will have a healthy recovery process.


About Gürkan Çoruh

Gürkan is Estenbul Digital Marketing Manager and Content writer who has taken roles in medical tourism for years and created written materials for healthcare provider’s websites. Gürkan Çoruh was born on May 10, 1989, and pursued his higher education in Travel Management at the Muğla University. After graduating in 2011, he had the opportunity to work in many units of tourism. He started to work in the medical health tourism sector in 2016. Since then, he has been working on medical tourism and has written informative health articles. He has been mainly focusing on hair transplant surgeries, and through his work, Gürkan has been able to create effective content in English. He has been working with Estenbul Health in this sector for 7 years.