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Hair Restoration Recovery

Hair Restoration Recovery

For many patients, recovery is the most intimidating part of hair restoration surgery. The good news is, recovery doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful. 

At Balance Hair Restoration, we work hard to prepare our patients for every step of their hair restoration journey including recovery. Dr. Pramit Malhotra’s advanced surgical protocols reduce downtime and make recovery easier. Our team is available to support you throughout the hair restoration process and our detailed recovery instructions ensure you’ll know how to care for your scalp as you heal. 

If you want to restore your hairline, don’t let fear of recovery hold you back from a youthful new look. Most patients recover quickly and enjoy a refreshed hairline for decades to come. Learn more about FUE hair restoration with Dr. Malhotra by calling Balance Hair Restoration at (734) 913-5100.

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What to Expect from Hair Restoration Recovery

What is recovery like after hair restoration? Most patients are delighted by how quickly they heal and return to their daily activities. Many feel up to dinner at a favorite restaurant within 24 hours and resume basic activities the very next day. Your hair restoration is uniquely designed to target your patterns of hair loss. Your unique situation will impact how quickly you heal. The number of hair grafts needed, your body’s typical healing rate, and your health and medical conditions may impact your healing. Dr. Malhotra can help you understand how your situation will impact your recovery specifically. Most patients find they heal quickly after hair restoration surgery.

Downtime is minimal after FUE hair restoration. Most of our patients only miss a few days of work. They can wear a ball cap if it does not rub the grafts after 2-3 days.

Pain and discomfort are minimal after FUE. Dr. Malhotra and his team will teach you how to use medications (including over-the-counter medications) to manage discomfort so you can comfortably heal.  Most patients just take tylenol or tylenol with codeine.

You can resume most daily activities shortly after your hair restoration surgery. We’ll provide detailed instructions about any activity restrictions which may include not washing your hair for 2-3 days and avoiding strenuous exercise and sexual activity for 7-10 days after surgery. 

With FUE hair restoration, there are no large incisions to care for after surgery. Your donor area is typically disguised by your remaining hair within 7-10 days.

Common side effects after hair restoration include itching, scalp tightness, and throbbing sensations. These side effects are typically minimal and can be controlled with pain medications. Mild swelling or soreness may also occur but typically resolves within 2-7 days after surgery. 

Before and after FUE Hair Transplant top view
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Balance Hair Restoration is the leading hair restoration center in Michigan. With advanced hair restoration techniques and a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Balance Hair Restoration has a reputation for creating some of the most natural-looking results in the state. Discover why men and women from across Michigan choose us for hair transplantation by scheduling a consultation.

Recovery Is Easier with FUE

If you’ve heard hair restoration recovery horror stories, take comfort in knowing that hair restoration has come a long way in the last few decades. FUE hair restoration has significantly improved the recovery experience over the linear strip method for hair transplantation. 

With FUT (aka the strip method), a long strip of hair-bearing skin is removed from the back of the scalp. This strip is divided into hair grafts that are transplanted into thinning areas. While FUT can quickly produce many grafts, it is a very invasive procedure that leaves a long scar. Healing from this major surgery can be a slow process with many activity restrictions. 

FUE hair restoration, the only type of hair transplant that Dr. Malhotra offers, offers patients many benefits for an easier hair restoration recovery. FUE is less invasive than FUT. All incisions are very small so they heal quickly. Pain and discomfort are significantly less after FUE and complications are rare. 

For the best recovery experience possible after your hair transplant surgery, choose FUE. 

With FUE hair restoration, patients enjoy minimal restrictions and minimal pain. 

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Learn More About Hair Restoration in Ann Arbor at a Consultation

Get answers to your hair restoration recovery questions (and any other questions you have) at a hair restoration consultation with Dr. Pramit Malhotra. A consultation is the first step to restoring your hairline. Contact Balance Hair Restoration today. 

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FAQ: Recovery After Hair Restoration

Most patients only miss a few days of work after a hair transplant with Dr. Malhotra. Plan on taking a week off from work, but you may feel ready to return after just a few days. 

A few weeks after your hair transplant, your newly transferred hairs will fall out. Don’t be alarmed. This is a normal part of the recovery process. Patients start to regrowth from these hairs after one to two months. Within six to nine months of surgery, most patients notice a dramatic change in their hairline that will continue to improve as hair continues to grow. 

Dr. Malhotra may prescribe a few different medications to aid in your recovery after hair restoration. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, and pain medications. We determine prescription needs individually, so your prescriptions may vary. 

Hair restoration results are long-lasting. Dr. Malhotra selects donor hair from the back of the scalp. This hair is more likely to be resistant to hair loss. Most patients will enjoy their refreshed hairline for many years, but natural aging will continue. Dr. Malhotra will help you create a long-term treatment plan so your hair restoration results will look great for decades to come. 

Most patients experience minimal pain after FUE hair transplant surgery. Pain medications will help minimize any discomfort. 

Hair transplant surgery is an outpatient procedure. It is a long day, but you’ll be ready to return home the same day as your procedure. 

Dr. Malhotra and his team will support you throughout your hair restoration recovery. We’ll provide detailed contact information and aftercare instructions. If you need us, call our office. Dr. Malhotra is readily available to hair restoration patients during recovery. 

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