The Hair Restoration Journey Part 7
We are nearing the end of our Hair Restoration Journey series. We’ve discussed all the steps from the first realization of the need for hair restoration all the way to the day after the procedure. This week we are going to talk about the ongoing healing process in your journey to new hair growth.
By the end of the first week, you are well on your way to a full recovery. By day 11, you can begin using a hair dryer and styling products. By day 14, you can begin moderately strenuous exercise. By day 30, you can go full out with intense exercise. By this time, you can also add cold and sun exposure back into your routine. If you use Rogaine, this is the time you can restart that regimen. By day 45, you can color your hair with semi-permanent dye. After this first treatment, you may color as usual.
All of our patients have access to our in-office Laser Light for the four weeks following their procedure. We highly recommend that our patients purchase a Capillus Lase Cap for long term in-home use. There is anecdotal evidence that taking Biotin, Zinc, B-Complex, and Vitamin C may be beneficial. We are still awaiting more research to make a definitive recommendation.
Where Are the New Hairs?
For the first four months, you should not expect to see any new hair growth. The newly transplanted follicles may shed their hairs. This is a natural part of the hair growth cycle. From months five to eight, new hair will start to appear. Many people see significant growth during this time. If you are not satisfied with your results at eight months, do not be discouraged. Some individuals do not see full results until twelve to eighteen months after their procedure.
It is hard to wait for results, but this is the most exciting part. The wonder of watching new hair grow, where once there was once there was none, can be quite an incredible experience. We would love to be the clinic that walks with you on your journey. Call now for a tour of our facility or to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.