Most people view hair loss and balding as an unwelcome part of life. Hair transplants are an effective, permanent solution for replacing hair.
You should be able to return to work and most normal activities the day after your procedure. That being said, you should avoid any strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for the first 7 to 12 days, at which time any non-absorbable sutures will have been removed. As the treated areas begin to heal, some crusts may develop at the base of the grafts. After several days these can be gently removed when washing your hair. Most transplanted hairs will shed between 2 to 4 weeks after surgery, however, the follicles will remain. Hair transplants may require as long as 3 to 5 months to begin growing and will continue to improve over 12 to 15 months after your surgery.
You may require several hair transplant procedures, depending on the degree of hair loss and coverage desired. Follow-up procedures are generally performed eight months after your first procedure, once the implants are flourishing. Some of the hairs surrounding the transplant may continue to be lost, in which case a future hair transplant may be recommended to maintain uniform coverage. If you’re interested in further discussing your options for a hair transplant in Los Angeles, you can contact us online. Or if you’d rather, you are welcome to call our office directly to schedule a consultation.