A question we often get asked by our patients is, "How long after having hair transplant does it take for grafts to become secure?" This is a very serious question, especially considering the effort and expense you have gone to thus far.
For any hair transplant recipient it is important for them to be aware of how to take care of the new follicular grafts. The new follicular grafts are incredibly fragile immediately after having a hair transplant. The only thing holding the graft in place is a clotted plug of blood, which acts like a glue.
The hair transplant recipient must avoid any type of physical trauma to the recipient area. This means you may not physically touch the newly implanted grafts. For the first few weeks after your hair transplant you should sleep on your back, to avoid dislodging the grafts. Dehydration, lack of oxygen and high temperature may also affective survival rates of hair grafts. You should follow your surgeons after care instructions carefully to ensure your newly implanted grafts have the best chance of survival. You should avoid exercise after having a hair transplant as this may raise your blood pressure causing the recipe site to bleed and dislodge the graft. At day 5 post surgery the recipient area can be washed gently by low pressure water without touching the grafts physically.
Typically it takes 14 days for the newly implanted graft to heal and secure itself firmly in its new recipient location.
For more information about FUE hair transplant, please contact;
Dr Rahma Targett
Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
Unit 58/41-47 Melbourne St,
Phone 0403 690 03 for bookings.