When Can I Cut My Hair After FUE?

When Can I Cut My Hair After FUE?

Many people, particularly men, face severe hair loss and baldness issues. Many of them are even under 30, directly affecting their well-being and decreasing their trust in themselves.

If you have ever taken your hair for granted, think twice about those who lost the opportunity to style their hair how they want. And, if you are among those who suffer from baldness, you come across precious information which may save your hair. 

What Is FUE Hair Transplantation? 

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a hair transplant surgery that involves removing individual hair follicles from a donor area and transferring them to the scalp. 

FUE hair transplant procedure is the best hair transplant procedure, as the risks are minimal, and the recovery and results are quicker than other procedures.

The surgery can take up to  8 hours, depending on the transplant size. After the first results appear, you may decide if you want to undergo a second transplant if you want thicker hair. 

Expectations and Recovery

After the surgery, your scalp will be susceptible. Therefore, you should avoid washing your hair in the first-week post-operation, and you need to follow the doctor’s recommendation.

He will most probably prescribe painkillers and antibiotics for several days. In addition, you must wear bandages over your scalp for at least two days. This the follicles will close, so they will not catch germs from the atmosphere.

The FUE recovery time depends on your chosen procedure and each person’s reaction.

Generally, people can return to work after one week. Be aware that the transplanted hair will fall out within three weeks, but the area will quickly regenerate.

The hair will start to grow after four months. However, you will see the expected results after 18 months or more. 

Haircut after FUE hair transplant 

It is possible to have a haircut after you notice signs of thick hair. However, you can only use scissors for a while.

The transplanted follicles are susceptible initially, and they are not very strong.

It would help if you took care of the affected area as much as possible. For example, a haircut with a shaving machine can destroy the follicles.

Scissors will cut your hair from a certain distance and will not affect the root of the follicles. You can use the shaving machine after six months after the surgery. 

Before undergoing an FUE

There is something you must do before getting an FUE hair transplant. Your doctor will give you the guideline you must follow before getting an FUE.

Do not use anti-inflammatory medications one week before the surgery. Instead, bring your inhaler with you if you use one during the procedure. In addition, vitamins B and E are forbidden one week before the procedures because these are known to increase bleeding.

Quit smoking and drinking alcohol at least two weeks before the procedure, as these may affect the healing process. HayatMed, located in Istanbul, is highly experienced in performing Hair Transplant Surgery with satisfactory results according to our patients’ evaluations. Click here for more information about the exact price.

Click here for more information about Hair Transplant Surgery in Turkey, or go back to the HayatMed Medical Blog.

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