Miami Neograft® hair transplant recovery
Learning about post-operative instructions can be very beneficial during the recovery of Miami hair transplant with Neograft. Although the recovery for this procedure of hair transplantation performed with the Neograft system is not at all bad, or very annoying, there are some things you should keep in mind in order to reduce the risk of damage to newly implanted follicles. At Jolie Plastic Surgery we give you very precise instructions about this stage of Neograft after surgery. Hair restoration is a delicate procedure, but with good post-operative instructions, your recovery of hair transplant with Neograft will be bearable and successful.
Neograft Hair transplant recovery timeline
After surgery, the wounds on the scalp are usually cured in about 3-4 days after surgery. The hair follicles are safely incorporated under the scalp.
There is a low risk of infection at this point and pain is not really a problem. It will take around 7 to 10 days for the signs that show you have had surgery to disappear. The most visible part of the procedure can be the scabs that come out where the grafts were placed and also in the donor sites on the back of the head. Scabs take around 7 to 10 days to fall. You must let them fall on their own so that the grafts are not affected. In general, around 9 months people should notice the new hair growth. Unless you do not care about curious people, you can go back to work 2 or 3 days after surgery. Remember that this is a decision you made to feel happy and well with you, and you will see amazing results in only 9 months.
FUE hair transplant risks with Neograft®
Although it is a minimally invasive procedure, there are always risks. Regardless of the procedure used FUE, either with the Neograft restoration system or other robotic systems, there are some essential risks when performing this surgery. The FUE procedure leaves hundreds/thousands of small incisions. In other words, the skin breaks hundreds or thousands of times, which can lead to possible minor complications:
- Post-operative inflammation and bruising.
- Infection in the head and scalp.
- Extract too much hair in the donor area.
- Permanent numbness: This is not common in good surgical centers, such as Jolie Plastic Surgery, but it is possible when people without experience or without sufficient preparation perform this procedure.
- Loss from trauma is not as common, but it can happen in centers that are not as careful.
- Hypertrophic and keloid scarring in the recipient and donor area.
- Reactions to the anesthetic used. Your current doctor should review the medications you are taking.
- There may be other minor complications than your surgeon will talk to you before surgery
Automated FUE hair transplant: Neograft® post op instructions
- The receiving area requires daily washing with balanced shampoo Sebamed with pH 5.5. Wash thoroughly by rubbing and massaging your scalp with your fingertips.
- Rinse with warm water without applying pressure.
- Dry with a towel, gently touching the area, avoiding damage to the implantation area.
- Avoid scratching the head and removing scabs from the scalp.
- Avoid direct pressure from the shower.
- The massage can be applied with more force on the fifth day. The scabs should disappear around day 12.
- Place the head at a 45 ° angle to the bed and use as many pillows as you need for support. This will help with the swelling.
- You should avoid exercising for the first 15 days, especially heavy lifting.
- Do not smoke or owe alcohol during the first 3 days after the procedure. It could decrease the growth of transplanted hair.
- Avoid swimming pool, Jacuzzi, etc. (During 2 months).
Neograft before and after
In order to prepare for a Neograft hair transplant treatment, you should follow the recommendation and specific guidelines from your doctor. At Jolie Plastic Surgery we will review what medications you are currently taking, especially if they are medications that cause changes in the density and consistency of the blood.
Some general guidelines will include discontinuing smoking, washing your hair with regular shampoo the day before surgery, and it is also advisable for someone to drive you home after surgery, as well as wearing a shirt with buttons that you can undo and return to. put, when necessary.
During the procedure, you will be given local anesthesia and mild sedation to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Some patients become so relaxed that they fall asleep. The exact duration of the treatment will be determined by the number of grafts that the doctor performs. Later, additional treatments may be added to achieve the desired amount and effect you are looking for.
Hair loss may not stop after the transplant. In other words, you may need more hair restoration sessions, especially if the baldness area persists with age. If you want more density in your hair, or continue with hair loss, you will have to undergo more transplants.
Jolie Plastic Surgery makes sure your post-operative recovery is pleasant. Our surgeons have sufficient experience and are highly qualified in the field of plastic surgery and specifically in hair transplantation with Neograft. That's why we accompany you in this stage of recovering Miami hair transplant with Neograft. You will feel safe and confident with follow-up consultations and know that if any unforeseen event arises however small it may be, we are always at your disposal.
FAQ about Neograft hair transplant recovery
The hair follicles transplanted to the site that receives the grafts are genetically resistant to baldness so they will continue to grow throughout life as if they were growing in the donor area resistant to baldness.
The recipient area of the patient will appear pink with crusts forming around the micro incisions. The small incisions heal in about a week to 10 days. During the first days after surgery, the hair transplant will be noticed if there was no hair before, to disguise the temporary scabs. However, many patients feel comfortable being in public, with no need to wear a hat the first week after surgery.
You can wear a hat only when you are in public. Do not use it for more than 30 minutes under sunlight. Do not wear hats that fall or touch the scalp, particularly where grafts were implanted.
When the grafts dry too soon, they can be itchy. In order to prevent this from happening you can fill a small spray bottle with sterile water and spray the grafts a few times a day in order to keep them moist.
There are several phases of hair growth.
Inactive period (0-4 months): the transplanted hairs lose their original hairs. Usually, hair growth is not observed at this time.
Emerging period (4-8 months): the new hair appears gradually. For most patients, 80% of the hairs emerge for 8 months. The hairs of the crown may be the slowest to appear. These new hairs will often be fine.
Maturation (8-12 months): the new hairs thicken. Curly hair patients may have more frizzy hair for a few months.
Seven days after surgery, the signs of injury in the donor area should be weakened. Scabs in the receiving area usually fall within seven to 14 days. Just one week after the surgery, it is still within the normal time frame for the scabs to come off. Both areas will continue to heal practically without leaving scars. If after two months, you still have scabs and detachment, contact your surgeon. Also, if excessive hair loss continues while showering, contact your surgeon immediately. The new hair will continue to mature and thicken for up to a year and a half after surgery. Follow-ups with the surgeon will continue during this time to track progress.
In general, patients younger than 24 years or older are not treated with a hair transplant, due to the high risk of hair loss that is considerably higher. At such an early age, medical treatments such as Propecia, laser light therapy and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) are recommended. In addition, when a hair transplant is performed on a patient between 20 and 30 years old, the FUE incision technique (extraction of the follicular unit) is generally preferred.
First of all, only the hair of the person who is going to be treated can be used; unless there is an identical twin. Second, in the occasional patient, the donor's hairs may be from a different area of the scalp, including the thorax and beard region. However, these areas of the donor's body are generally less reliable and, therefore, are not used as often as the hairs of the scalp.
As a surgeon who performed more than 100 of these facial hair procedures each year, here at Jolie Plastic Surgery, my experience is that scalp hair is an excellent combination for beard and lateral hairs, and if it's just the sideburns, it's typically not more than 200 of them.
The healing in this stage of recovery of Miami hair transplant with Neograft is fast. You will have some swelling the next day that will only take a few days to resolve. It is not extreme, but you will feel that sensation during the first days. This causes some discomfort, but most people say that it is not really painful. The donor sites and the new hair receiving sites have some small crusts that break off in 3-4 days. By day 5 or 6, you can barely see that any procedure was performed, since the donor sites are basically cured. Most patients keep their heads covered for a couple of days.
The cost is usually $ 8- $ 9.50 per graft. Each graft can have up to 4 hairs. Neograft has become a very popular tool among prestigious surgeons in the field of cosmetics. The usual cost for this procedure ranges from $ 3,000 to $ 5,000 USD.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery we always give you the option in case you want to get involved in some of our plans with payment facilities. We have the "Care Credit" in which it must be pre-approved and the "Lay Away Plan" with a minimum deposit of $ 500 and 0% interest.
Call us if you are interested; remember that only you can make those changes in your life that will give you a good presence. Being happy with oneself is priceless.