By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Dr. Mehmet Dogruer, on Sep 14, 2023
FUE Hair Implantation Recovery Time
It takes approximately 10 days to 14 days to recover after the procedure. You should avoid strenuous activity for at least 4 weeks. You will start to notice new hair growth after 3 months. Expect to experience complete recovery 12 – 15 months after the procedure.
You can return to work 3 days after the procedure; you will notice the swelling reduces during these days.
Avoid brushing your hair for at least 3 weeks, and don't wash your hair for the first 3 days. Follow your doctor's instructions to speed up your recovery.
How is The FUE Hair Transplant Procedure Performed?
Your surgeon will administrate local anesthesia, and then they will extract hair grafts and place them in a container filled with a unique solution that helps keep the grafts alive.
The surgeon will begin to make incisions on the recipient area using a microblade and 0.6 to 1.0 mm special micro punches.
Hair grafts are inserted into the recipient area soon after the incisions are made. Hair transplant surgery can take between 4 and 8 hours and is performed on the same day.
Your surgeon might offer PRP treatment (Platelet-Rich Plasma) to accelerate the healing process. PRP treatment is performed during the transplantation or after the grafts are implanted.
Here are the main steps the procedure involves:
- Assessment: Determining the donor and recipient areas through a detailed evaluation.
- Shaving: The donor area (usually the back of the scalp) is shaved.
- Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is applied to minimize discomfort.
- Harvesting Hair Follicles: Individual hair follicles are harvested from the donor area using a specialized tool that makes tiny circular incisions around each follicular unit, which are then extracted.
Recipient Site Preparation:
- Creating Receptor Sites: Tiny incisions are made in the recipient area to create sites to place the harvested follicles.
- Transplanting Hair Follicles: The harvested follicles are then transplanted into the incisions in the recipient area.
- Healing: The tiny wounds in the donor and recipient areas are left to heal naturally; they generally heal quickly and leave minimal scars.
- Guidelines: Following the surgeon's guidelines for post-operative care to foster proper healing and optimal results.
- Downtime: Limited downtime, with many individuals returning to non-strenuous activities within a few days.
- Initial Growth: Initial hair growth in 3-4 months.
- Full Results: Full results typically visible in about 12-18 months.
The procedure aims to create a natural-looking hairline with fuller hair density while minimizing scarring and maximizing the survival rate of the transplanted hair follicles. Consult with a healthcare provider for personalized medical advice.
Risks and Side Effects of FUE Hair Transplant
Some of the possible reactions you can develop after an FUE hair transplant in Turkey include:
- Pain and tenderness
- Itching and swelling
- Inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis)
What Should I Expect After FUE Hair Transplant?
Immediate Post-Operative Period:
- Redness and Swelling: Some redness and swelling in the treated areas.
- Discomfort: Mild discomfort or pain can be managed with prescribed medications.
First Few Weeks:
- Scabbing: Formation of scabs over the transplant sites; these should fall off naturally within 10-14 days.
- Hair Shedding: Initial shedding of the transplanted hairs is normal as part of the healing process.
3-4 Months Post-Operation:
- Initial Growth: You might start noticing initial hair growth in the recipient areas.
6-12 Months Post-Operation:
- Noticeable Results: You will see more substantial hair growth, gradually improving density and coverage.
After 12 Months:
- Final Results: By 12 to 18 months, you should see the final results with fuller and natural-looking hair growth.
- Hair Care: Following a healthy hair care regimen to maintain the results.
- Monitoring: Regular follow-up appointments to monitor the progress of the hair growth.
- Post-Operative Instructions: Adhering strictly to post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure optimal results and prevent complications.
- Activity Restrictions: Avoid strenuous activities and follow guidelines on when to resume normal activities.
- Patience: The full results take time to appear; patience is required.
- Realistic Expectations: Having realistic expectations as results might vary based on individual healing responses and other factors.
Remember to consult your surgeon for personalized advice and guidance through recovery.
FUE Hair Transplant Procedure Results
FUE Hair transplant procedure has a success rate of over 90% - 95% in restoring patients' hair.
How To Prepare For The FUE Hair Implant Procedure
A week before the FUE hair transplant procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and other meds associated with blood thinning.
If you are allergic to drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
Patients are advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So it would be best if you did not take alcohol 24 hours before surgery.
Before the surgery, you should inform your surgeon if you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
|| FUE Hair Transplant
|| 4 - 8 hours
|| 2 nights hotel
|Cost in Turkey
|| €1600 - €2450
|| Local anesthesia
|| 10 to 14 days
|| 9 months - 12 months
|| Itching, swelling, scalp pain
|| Bleeding, infection, allergic reaction
|| 90% - 95%
|| After 4 weeks
|Back To Work
|| After 3 days
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to choose a hair transplant clinic in Turkey?
Here are some tips to help you choose the best Turkey hair transplant Fue clinic, Check the local regulations, Prepare a list of questions for your doctor, Have a clear expectation of the results, Choose a surgeon registered, and Verify the surgeon's experience.
How much does an FUE hair transplant cost in Turkey?
The average Turkey FUE hair transplant cost ranges from €1600 to €2450.
Is hair transplant in Turkey safe?
Yes, a hair transplant in Turkey is safe. The doctors are adequate in hair transplant techniques and have years of experience. Some of them have credentials from prestigious global universities. The standard of care in these clinics is as good as in the UK, US, and Europe, if not better.
Is FUE Hair Transplant Painful?
You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Does FUE Hair Transplant Leave a Scar?
Considering that the FUE technique requires hair units to be removed one by one, there is no linear scalp scar is created in the donor area.
Is FUE Hair Transplant Permanent?
Since transplanted hairs will behave as they are in the donor area, it is not guaranteed that a hair transplant will last forever. But your new hair will probably stay with you for a very long time.