Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE hair transplantation is more effective and cost savings when compared to the lengthy Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT method. FUE has a shorter recovery period and the healing begins immediately post the procedure.
Unlike the lengthy FUT method which removes skin strips from the healthy areas of the scalp, the FUE technique only extracts the healthy hair follicles from the healthy donor areas of the scalp.
FUE hair transplant procedure is nonsurgical, which greatly minimizes downtime; you can go back to your daily routine almost immediately post the FUE hair transplant in Melbourne.
The main concern, however, among most patients is ‘the recovery time’ and ‘how long will it take for the hair to look healthy and natural again?’
Here’s what to expect after a successful FUE hair transplant in Melbourne, under the supervision of highly experienced scalp doctor, Dr Shobhna Singh, at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre.
The healing process begins immediately post-treatment and continues through the 1st week. You may experience some irritation or redness in the treated area. However, it heals entirely within a few days. A majority of the patients return to their daily work routine within a few days post-treatment.
1 to 3 Weeks
With proper care, the irritation and redness subside by this time. The healing process, however, is different for different patients; for some, it may be slow compared to others.
In 10 days, all the grafts would’ve become firmer and you could resume your regular shampooing and showering routine.
1 to 3 Months
By this time you will be able to experience normal positive changes in your hairline. You may feel that your hairline is thinning and may experience some hair fall. However, it’s all a part of the hair regrowth process.
The hair follicles after a brief dormant period during the extraction and reimplantation process, are now regaining their life and strength. Therefore, during this phase, they push out the older pre-existing hairs and begin growing new healthy hair follicles. That’s why you’ll notice some hair loss during this period.
3 to 6 Months
During this period you’ll experience actual regrowth of hair on the scalp. The first few strands of new hair that emerge from the scalp skin may be finer or thinner or may have a lighter colour shade or no colour at all. No need to worry, as it is the start and subsequent strands of new hair will be denser and thicker.
You may find new hair growth to be uneven and patchy. This is normal and occurs because every implanted hair follicle has a different growth cycle, therefore, they regrow at different periods or rates. However, You’ll hardly notice any difference when they are fully grown and cover your scalp.
Some red spots may appear on the scalp, which may seem like acne. These are good signs and mean that new hair follicles are stuck and trying to regrow from beneath the skin.
6 to 9 Months
This period is when you’ll begin to notice substantial hair growth outcomes from the bald areas of the scalp. The new hair is starting to grow thicker, and fuller, with normal hair colour.
The rate of hair regrowth mainly depends on the hair transplant technique used by the scalp doctor and the number of successful hair implants during each graft. That’s why Dr Shobhna Singh is a highly experienced hair & scalp doctor and performs each graft by hand. This ensures the best hair regrowth results for every hair transplant.
At Nitai Clinic, we generally observe approximately 80% of new hair regrowth among patients during this period.
9 10 12 Months
Most patients, on average, observed approximately 90% of new hair regrowth from their implanted hair follicles during this period.
Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre offers the most comprehensive TGA & FDA approved FUE hair transplant in Melbourne, under the supervision of highly qualified scalp doctor Dr Shobhna Singh. Consult Dr Shobhna now to know more.