What To Expect After A SmartGraft FUE Hair Transplant
Healing in the Donor Area
The area located at the back of the scalp is called the donor area because that is where the grafts are taken from for the FUE hair transplant. The SmartGraft technology uses a 1-mm or smaller punch to extract these grafts, so the healing time is minimal. Most patients will be almost fully healed in this area within 7 to 10 days. The hairs around these extracted grafts will also grow back around that time, so the area will have almost no signs of a hair transplant within the first 2 weeks. It is common though to still have the occasional sharp pain for a few weeks.
Healing in the Recipient Area
The recipient area is where the transplanted hairs are moved to. It is very important to be extra cautious with this area where the grafts are placed for the first 7 to 10 days. There will be scabbing, and the patient should be careful not to do anything that may rub the grafts loose. Patients of the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic will receive a spray-on shampoo to help keep the area clean without having to rub shampoo on. After 10 days, the patient can wash their hair using the regular routine of shampoo and conditioner. It is common to feel some numbness in this area for a few weeks as the transplanted grafts are settling in.
The most important thing that a hair transplant patient needs is patience. The full results of a hair transplant will not be seen until after a year. It is a long 3 months at the start just waiting hopefully for those new hairs to grow in the previously bald areas. We make sure to walk this long road together with you to make sure that we also share the amazing results of your new hair. If you or someone you know has hair loss concerns, contact us today at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic.