After a FUE hair transplant, the amount of time it takes to start seeing results is between 3 to 4 months, and complete results after 12 months. Although, the time will vary depending on each patient.
This process requires patience which is not always an easy feat. During the process, shedding happens which is when follicles fall out.
There are ways to speed up hair growth during the healing stages. Some of these are very simple.
One of the simplest ways to do this is through a balanced diet and hydration. A diet with the right amount of protein, minerals and vitamins will help strengthen the hair follicles and speed up their growth.
For example, almonds are a rich source of biotin, it boosts hair growth, red peppers increase the production of collagen, and oatmeal is high in fiber which also encourages hair growth. The B6 vitamin can also help boost hair growth. It is a supplement that is taken with the patient's daily food consumption.
Hydrating increases the speed of hair growth. Drinking enough water will keep the body hydrated and the hair strong and resistant.
During the healing process, the patient's scalp will be sore. The patient should avoid scratching or touching it vigorously. However, the surgeon might recommend gentle scalp massages to stimulate hair growth.
A 5-minute head massage a couple of times a day is usually recommended. Patients should only use their fingertips when massaging their scalp and apply a small amount of pressure.
Hair washing is a part of the hair growth process. Patients must only use the hair washing products given to them by their surgeon.
Patients should also be gentle when washing their scalp and should avoid putting too much pressure of any kind on their scalp.
After the hair transplant surgeon will advise that the patient not do any strenuous physical activity or anything that will most likely make them sweat. It might cause the dislodgement of any of the hair follicles.
Patients should also avoid exposing their scalp to direct sunlight because that will affect the growth of the hair follicles.
The only topical solution for hair growth after a hair transplant is Minoxidil. Minoxidil speeds up hair growth and stimulates the process during the early stages of the surgery.
Patients must follow the instructions given by their surgeon and only apply it as much as indicated.
After a Hair Transplant, it takes time for the newly transplanted follicles to grow. Therefore patients must follow the instructions given by their surgeon and mostly be patient and understand that hair growth does take some time.
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