FUE Hair Transplant Recovery Time

How Long Does it Take for FUE Hair Transplant to Heal?

Working people are concerned about the side effects and downtime after undergoing follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant. It is the latest method for hair restoration that causes minimal harm which means minimal side effects and downtime. How long does the treated area take to heal from it? Let’s discuss this question in detail. This blog post explains how much time FUE hair transplant recovery takes.

If you have had or want to have this procedure, this topic is for you.

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What FUE Hair Transplant Recovery is Like?

It is a surgical procedure with some short term side effects; the recovery period is also not long. The scalp, bread, eyelashes, or eyebrows area does not take long to heal after this procedure. This technique does not significantly harm the skin but it always delivers long-lasting and natural-looking results.

The people who undergo this procedure may feel some tenderness in the scalp which is normal and stays for a short time. To deal with possible pain, surgeons prescribe medications. The patient will have to wear bandages for a day or two. In general, patients can resume routine activities in 2 to 5 days.

Time Required to Heal After FUE Hair Transplant

The new hair is supposed to fall out within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery which is totally normal because new hair will start growing after some time (weeks to months). In most cases, more than 60% of hair appear after 6 to 9 months. The person needs to follow instructions from the surgeon during this time.

Unlike other cosmetic surgeries, this procedure does not come with a long recovery period. If you chose an experienced hair restoration surgeon and took proper before/aftercare, you will get well very quickly. If nothing goes wrong, the patient will be totally fine in just 10-day to 2-week time.

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Making Hair Restoration Recovery Quick

You have read how smooth FUE hair transplant recovery can be if you follow instructions. To make your recovery smooth and safe, you must follow the guidelines from your surgeon.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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