Why am I losing transplanted hair?
It is both normal and common. The first Stage post-transplant is called the Catagen phase where ‘shedding’ will occur. The second stage is called Telogen phase or resting phase that last 3 months. 4 months post-transplant is when you will notice growth of new follicles, known as the anogen phase.
When should I expect the most swelling?
Your body’s immune system kicks in approximately 3 days post hair transplant where you will notice the greatest amount of swelling lasting up to 7 days.
When will I see results?
You will experience normal early hair loss “shedding” before you see hair growth starting at 4 months. Ideal permanent results are not seen until 9 -12 months. Hair growth takes time, regardless if it’s your own natural hair growing or transplanted hair.
What are Donor Sites?
Donor sites are areas of permanent hair located on the back and sides of the scalp. These follicles are resistant to hormonal hair loss (DHT).
Will my Donor sites look noticeably thin or bald?
No. Although the donor sites will thin the density of the area, 50% hair density in that area is more the sufficient to provide ideal coverage. Importantly the automated suction performed by the Neograft hair transplant device, strategically pulls follicles in a random pattern to prevent follicles from being removed all from one area, eliminated the illusion of patchy hair loss.
How long before I can wash off the scabs?
For 7 to 10 days, avoid direct pressure from the shower head, use spray on shampoo. After 10 days, you can wash your hair using bio cleansing shampoo and thickening conditioner and wash of the scabs. Avoid aggressive rubbing.
Is the procedure painful?
No, Neograft method uses local anesthesia during the procedure so that the area is numb. Post procedure, pain medication is prescribed as needed.
What are the risk of neograft transplant?
This is a minimal invasive procedure. Pain is well controlled with local anesthesia and post op pain medication. Risk of Infection is controlled with preventative antibiotic prescriptions.
How long do I leave the bandage on?
The bandage can be removed the following day, unless informed otherwise.
How do I dry my hair?
During the 2 weeks following your transplant it is advised to pat dry, avoid rubbing or hair dryers to prevent damage to the new follicles for 4 weeks after transplant. When using the dryer, use a low heat setting.
How do I cut my hair prior to the procedure?
Men – are advised to shave the hair down to the skin along the back and sides of your scalp. This will allow the technician to determine direction of hair growth accurately. It is advised to cut your hair within 24 hours of procedure.
Women – are advised to cut hair in shaved strips based on how many grafts are required for the transplant. Shaving is recommended within 24 hours of procedure.
Both men and women are recommended to keep longer hair to cover up areas of shaving to maintain discretion of procedure.
When can I cut my hair next?
You may get another haircut 2 weeks post procedure.
Coloring your hair?
If you wish to color your hair perform coloring 3 days prior to procedure. After the procedure, it is recoomended to wait 2 months until you can color your hair again. Semi-permanent color is reccomendded until the 3 month period.
When can I use hair products like gel, mouse, hair spray?
It is advised to wait 3 weeks after the procedure before you use any products on the hair and scalp.
How long before i can work out?
Avoid unnecessary perspiration or strain to the newly transplanted follicles. It is advised to take 10 days off from vigorous exercise.
When should I have my follow-up?
1 week post transplant.
Can I smoke and drink?
Smoking and drinking can negatively affect your transplant. It is advised to stop smoking pre and post transplant to improve the healing process and recovery time. Drinking is advised to be discontinued 3 day prior procedure and for 1 week post, again to improve your healing process.
When can I wash my hair?
You can wash your hair the next day. The back of the scalp can be scrubs. The transplanted area should not have direct contact with water but be rinsed from back to front with a cup, do not rub grafts for 10 days. Apply polysporin for the next 2 days to hassen healing of scabs on the back.
Can I comb my hair?
You can use your fingers or a wide tooth comb, avoid contact with the grafts.