In the past, hair transplant surgeries were known for their unnatural results. Hair transplant techniques have come a long way since their humble beginnings—today hair transplant surgical techniques have been refined to produce natural looking hair.
Hair transplant can safely and efficiently relocate healthy follicle units from a donor area, usually at the back and sides of the head to the balding area. The follicles that are meticulously extracted from the donor area are not genetically prone to hair loss.
Once these healthy hair follicles have been successfully implanted, they shall continue to grow throughout the patient’s lifetime—just like they would in the donor area.
Hair transplant recovery & results
Hair transplant surgery is a simple, straightforward procedure—and so its recovery is uneventful and free of complications. That being said, patients must follow the doctor’s post-op instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
You should be able to return to work and most routine activities the day after the procedure. You should avoid strenuous exercises and heavy lifting for the first 7 to 15 days after your hair transplant surgery.
Some crusts may appear at the base of the grafts. Most transplanted hairs will fall in the first 2 to 4 weeks after the surgery—however, the follicles will remain. You will be able to see the new hair grow after 3-5 months—and will continue to grow over 12 months after your surgery.