Image illustrating the results of a hair transplant in Turkey

As you might know, a hair transplants procedure can be a delicate and precise operation, however, it has a high success rate, and many of our patients have been satisfied with their results. Just like with any other procedure, even with hair transplant methods the recovery period is very important. Many patients may ask how much time will it take for you to heal after the procedure. In this blog post, we will explain this in detail to make it easier for you to know what to expect. 

Image illustrating hair transplant in Turkey before and after results

Results And Expectations After Hair Transplantation

Before answering the question of how long will the recovery period last, we should first know what the process is like. The donor area is chosen and the clean area is specified by the surgeon during the first consultation. Grafts are extracted from the donor area, processed, and then planted in the target spot with the surrounding hair growing in the same direction. One of the most important aspects of this effective technique for creating a natural look is the direction and angle of the implementation of the hair follicles.

The important procedure of hair transplantation will be followed by a variety of recommendations depending on the density of the transplants. In order to achieve optimal results and recuperate as soon as possible, these recommendations are a must. Throughout the first several days, the hair shouldn't come into contact with water. However, the day after you are contacted by the staff of the clinic, you can wash as directed and use the recommended shampoo. While the healing process takes 8 to 10 weeks, the recovery period lasts around 10 days. After surgery, it takes either a year or ten months for the final effects to become apparent so you should be patient.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

Knowing the number of sessions that are needed is very important because this is a huge factor when it comes to answering the question of how long will the recovery period take. Even though most of the time it will just be only one session needed to see the full results in some cases there may be a second session. This will be needed in some cases for example when the patient's hair structure may need more grafts or may be more difficult to work with. If this is the case the doctor should discuss this with the patient and see if he is right about having two sessions done. 

Image illustrating recovery after a hair transplant in Turkey

Which Hair Types Can Get The Desired Outcome From Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplant results will offer better results if the roots in the donor areas (beard, neck, chest, back, legs, and arms) support the bald area to be planted at the appropriate level. Whether the donor areas will be able to provide enough hair follicles is more significant in this case than the bald area's size.

The Process After Hair Transplant

The process of a hair transplant involves the transplantation of follicles rather than hair strands. The skin graft fragments break off after a week and a half, and the hair strands start to suddenly shed like trimmed hairs three to four weeks later. Transferring the follicles that produce hair fiber is the goal. The patient should be informed of these issues prior to the operation. A patient who knows the steps of the procedure will not be anxious or scared during the operation. As we mentioned before you should be patient during the recovery time because it may take some time for the hair to grow properly and after 3 months you will start to have a clear picture of how well the full results will be.  

The expansion of a hair strand is 0.05 cm/day, 0.5 cm/ten days, and 1.5 cm/month. Because of this, it can take up to eight, ten, or even a year to observe the effects of your hair transplant. In this operation, redness may be seen as a crucial component of the surgery and the subsequent wound-healing process. On skin that is not sensitive, the redness disappears quickly. In order to prevent the swelling from lasting too long, protection against UV radiation is necessary.

Utilizing a variety of topical medications that improve scalp blood flow is helpful. In everyday practical applications, it has also been noted that consuming B vitamins, zinc, and biotin might be helpful during the recovery period. It is advisable to seek therapy if seborrheic dermatitis or scalp dandruff recur. These skin disorders can be identified easily during this time. It is also not recommended to color hair at this time but if you still feel the need to color your hair, go only for organic colors.

Image illustrating the hair growth results after a hair transplant in Turkey

Hair Growth Phase After Hair Transplant

In our clinic, exceeding our patient's expectations and delivering the best care possible while maintaining their utmost comfort are our top priorities. Our highly skilled team at Queen Clinic in Turkey uses cutting-edge equipment to deliver any treatment needed.

Graft Growth

Graft growth occurs over the course of an average of one year, at which point the final results will be visible. You may keep track of their development using the timeline that follows.

1-6 Days After The Operation

During the first week, the patient may notice some small amount of swelling in the place where the hair has been transplanted and where they were extracted. This is considered normal so there is nothing to worry about. The swelling will go down during this period of time and the surgeon will do the exfoliating process in the area where the hair follicles have been taken out. The sight may still be slightly pink or red but this depends on the patient's skin type. 

7-10 Days After The Operation

After the first 10 days, you will notice that the hair has grown 1-2mm longer and the treated area will look better. For the crusts to be completely removed, you can begin the washing process during the second week.

1-3 Months After The Operation

After one month or more, you may start to feel some itching in the area where the hair has started to grow. Oiliness on the forehead and acne are typical after the hair transplant procedure. This new growing process will take three months to be completely done. In the beginning, hair will look thin but as time passes it will become more full and thicker just like your natural hair. Additionally, some hairs at the roots will seem short. These will gradually start to grow.

5-6 Months After The Operation

By the fifth or sixth month, the majority of hair will be grown. Additionally, certain hairs can be further from each other or stuck under the skin, however, the new hairs will eventually thicken and are 2-3 cm long.

8-10 Months After The Operation

After 8-10 months after the procedure is done, the improvement will be more than visible. The hair will look thicker and more natural providing the desired look. You will feel better and more confident because the hair will look grown and thicker. When you compare it to the condition of the hair during the first months the improvement is very apparent. 

1 Year Post-Operation

The patient will be able to see the outcome more clearly a year following the surgery. During the first year after surgery, there has been a significant success, although the hair transformation will still continue. The patient's hair may now be trimmed and worn as he pleases, and it will continue to grow and develop throughout his life just like normal hair. It's not advised to do anything specific for hair care. Basic shampoos and other hair care products will work just fine.

Image illustrating a doctor's consultation after a hair transplant in Turkey

Hair Transplant Recovery Time

You will still have access to our comprehensive post-hair transplant aftercare program and professional advice whenever you need it after your hair transplant treatment is over and you leave our clinic. After this, it may take two to three months for your newly formed follicles to fully develop and start producing new hair on their own. You may notice that the new hair looks a little uneven and distorted at first, but as time passes they will grow in the right way and look great. 

One important thing to know is that the results from the hair transplant are different for everyone so you should not compare it. Our clinic pays a lot of attention to detail and we try to make your results fit you in the best way possible. The recovery time also varies from patient to patient. It does not imply that the operation has failed or that your outcomes will be not as good if your hair is growing back more slowly. But as usual, you may give us a call or ask for a free examination as part of our aftercare guarantee if you have any questions.

1-4 days

The Healing Period Post Hair Transplant

It is important that you pay close attention to the aftercare instructions provided by your doctor. He will advise you to often mist your scalp with saline to promote faster follicle healing, guard against incisional infection, and avoid scabbing. Suggestions for misting the donor and transplanted areas:

  • Spray the left side with your left hand then the right side with your right hand.
  • If it's more convenient, have a friend or member of your family spray the saline mist for you.
  • You should get a few hours of sleep after finishing the 12-hour spraying period.

It's also crucial that you get as much rest as you can during the initial days following your hair transplant. This is because of the fact that relaxing speeds up your recuperation in addition to the procedure tiring out your body. However, a few activities should be avoided during these post-hair transplant days as they carry some risks, including swimming, alcohol consumption, smoking, high-impact exercise, and more. If you must comb through your hair while it is really damp, be careful to prevent bleeding or irritation.

5-9 days

Recovery & Rest Is Crucial After A Procedure

It should be OK to resume mild cleaning of your scalp after around five days following hair transplantation. The swelling and pain that were present following the transplant ought to have mostly decreased by now. At this point, you should concentrate on carefully removing any dry skin or scabs rather than using a shampoo to remove them. During this time after your hair transplant, we would still advise against engaging in any high-impact activity even if the majority of the healing is complete. This is to ensure that all of the follicles have healed before you go back to your daily routine.

10-14 days

Returning To Your Hair Care Routine

Your scalp will probably look pink and scabbed for at least the first two weeks and this might last longer in those with light skin. This is not something to be concerned about as long as there is no pain or discomfort. You will look exactly the same as you did before the hair transplant even started when your follicles become inactive again and all of your new hair falls out when the pink skin and scabs have fully healed. All of this is normal and will eventually result in the transplanted follicles producing thick, strong new hairs. At this point, you can resume washing your hair regularly.

One of the most frequent questions we get is regarding the ideal shampoo to use following a hair transplant. Your regular shampoo should work just fine as long as it's not very harsh or abrasive because it will irritate the treated area. The majority of shampoos should work just fine, but if you have any questions about any substances, please contact our clinic and our staff will answer any questions you might have. You should also avoid using any items that you are allergic to or sensitive to.

Following your hair transplant, you can start shampooing your hair again. The proper washing way would be to pour the warm water into a fresh bowl. When the water becomes soapy, add a small amount of tea tree shampoo and thoroughly mix it in. Carefully pour the solution over the donor and transplanted sites using a cup. Gently massage down the transplanted area's grafts and use a circular motion of gentle pressure to cleanse the suture line. Make sure you use regular, clean water to rinse down all the sides.

While letting your hair air dry is our preferred method, you may also gently pat dry with a fresh towel. From day four through day fourteen, this routine should be performed once a day. Your stitches will be taken out seven to ten days following the FUT operation if you underwent one. During this time, you may also start to exercise, but to be sure and safe contact the surgeon first.

10 months

Hair Is Regained & Begins To Grow Naturally

Two to three months following your treatment, you will start to see the first signs of natural hair growth, but it will be spotty and uneven at this stage since each follicle will start to function at a different time. Most of your follicles should start developing hair again in five to ten months. Most patients who have hair transplants after surgery will have full, healthy, natural hair growth by then. Usually, at this stage, a haircut is required to get the hair back to its original length.

12 months

Final Check-Up & Feedback

We will get together for one last hair transplant aftercare check-up a year following your treatment. In order to evaluate the final outcome overall, this will entail examining your hairline and hair growth. At this stage, we will also ask for your experience at our clinic. As you can see, our clinic has an unmatched aftercare program and a number of hair transformation procedures available that provide amazing results for everyone looking to regrow their hair.

If you would like to regain your confidence and self-worth with a new hairstyle that looks natural and addresses your concerns about male pattern baldness book a free consultation at Queen Clinic in Turkey and you won't regret it.

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For how many months should you rest after a hair transplant?

As you may know, the intervention of hair transplants can be a delicate and precise operation, however, it has a high success rate, and many of our patients have been satisfied with their results. As with any other surgery, the recovery period is very important for hair transplantation. Many patients may wonder how long it will take to heal after the surgery. In this blog post we will explain this in detail to make it easier for you to know what to expect. 

Image illustrating hair transplant in Turkey before and after results

Results And Expectations After Hair Transplantation

Before answering the question of how long the recovery period will last, it is good to know how the process takes place. The donor area is chosen and the clean area is specified by the surgeon during the first consultation. Grafts are extracted from the donor area, processed and then implanted in the desired location, with the surrounding hair growing in the same direction. One of the most important aspects of this effective technique for creating a natural look is the direction and angle of implementation of the hair follicles.

The important hair transplant procedure will be followed by a series of recommendations depending on the density of the transplants. To achieve optimal results and recover as soon as possible, these recommendations are a must. During the first few days, hair should not come into contact with water. However, the day after contact with clinic staff, you can wash as directed and use the recommended shampoo. While the healing process takes 8 to 10 weeks, the recovery period lasts about 10 days. After surgery, it takes a year to 10 months before the final effects are evident, so patience is necessary.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

Knowing the number of sessions that are needed is very important because this is a huge factor when it comes to answering the question of how long will the recovery period take. Even though most of the time it will just be only one session needed to see the full results in some cases there may be a second session. This will be needed in some cases for example when the patient's hair structure may need more grafts or may be more difficult to work with. If this is the case the doctor should discuss this with the patient and see if he is right about having two sessions done. 

Image illustrating recovery after a hair transplant in Turkey

Which Hair Types Can Get The Desired Outcome From Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplant results will be better if the roots in the donor areas (beard, neck, chest, back, legs, and arms) support the bald area at the appropriate level. In this case, the ability of the donor areas to provide enough hair follicles is more important than the size of the bald area.

The Process After Hair Transplant

The hair transplantation process involves transplanting follicles rather than hair strands. The skin graft fragments come off after a week and a half, while the hair strands suddenly begin to fall out as cut hair three or four weeks later. The goal is to transfer the follicles that produce the hair fiber. The patient must be informed of these aspects before the procedure. A patient who knows the steps of the procedure will not be anxious or scared during the procedure. As we have already mentioned, you need to be patient during the recovery period, because it may take some time for the hair to grow properly, and after 3 months you will begin to get a clear picture of what the full results will look like.  

The expansion of a strand of hair is 0.05 cm per day, 0.5 cm per day, and 1.5 cm per month. Therefore, it can take up to eight, ten or even one year to observe the effects of hair transplantation. In this operation, redness can be considered a crucial component of the surgery and the subsequent wound healing process. On nonsensitive skin, redness disappears quickly. To prevent the swelling from lasting too long, UV protection is necessary.

Utilizing a variety of topical medications that improve scalp blood flow is helpful. In everyday practical applications, it has also been noted that consuming B vitamins, zinc, and biotin might be helpful during the recovery period. It is advisable to seek therapy if seborrheic dermatitis or scalp dandruff recur. These skin disorders can be identified easily during this time. It is also not recommended to color hair at this time but if you still feel the need to color your hair, go only for organic colors.

Image illustrating the hair growth results after a hair transplant in Turkey

Hair Growth Phase After Hair Transplant

In our clinic, exceeding our patient's expectations and delivering the best care possible while maintaining their utmost comfort are our top priorities. Our highly skilled team at Queen Clinic in Turkey uses state-of-the-art equipment to provide any treatment needed.

Graft growth

Graft growth occurs on average within a year, when the final results will be visible. You can track their development using the following timeline.

1-6 days after surgery

During the first week, the patient may notice a little swelling where the hair was transplanted and where it was extracted. This is considered normal and is nothing to worry about. The swelling will decrease during this time and the surgeon will perform the exfoliation process in the area where the hair follicles were extracted. The view may still be slightly pink or red, but this depends on the patient's skin type. 

7-10 days after surgery

After the first 10 days, you will notice that the hairs have grown 1-2 mm and the treated area will look better. To completely remove the scabs, you can start the washing process during the second week.

1-3 months after surgery

After a month or more, you may start to feel some itching in the area where the hairs started to grow. Oiliness on the forehead and acne are typical after hair transplant surgery. This new growth process will take three months to complete. At first the hair will look thin, but over time it will become fuller and thicker, just like natural hair. Also, some hair at the root will look short. These will gradually begin to grow.

5-6 months after surgery

By the fifth or sixth month, most of the hair will have grown. In addition, some hair may be further apart or stuck under the skin; however, the new hair will eventually thicken and be 2-3 cm long.

8-10 months after surgery

After 8-10 months after the procedure, improvements will be more than visible. Hair will appear thicker and more natural, providing the desired appearance. You will feel better and more confident because the hair will appear grown and thicker. If you compare with the condition of your hair in the first few months, the improvement is very noticeable. 

1 year after surgery

One year after surgery, the patient will be able to see the result more clearly. During the first year after surgery, there has been significant success, although the hair transformation will continue. The patient's hair can be cut and worn as desired and will continue to grow and develop throughout life like normal hair. Nothing specific is recommended for hair care. Basic shampoos and other hair care products will do just fine.

Image illustrating a doctor's consultation after a hair transplant in Turkey

Hair Transplant Recovery Time

Once you have finished your hair transplant treatment and left our clinic, you will have access to our comprehensive post-hair transplant care program and professional counseling whenever you need it. Afterwards, it may take two to three months for the newly formed follicles to fully develop and start producing new hair on their own. At first, the new hair may look a little uneven and distorted, but over time it will grow in the right way and look great. 

One important thing to know is that hair transplant results are different for everyone, so no comparisons should be made. Our clinic pays close attention to detail and tries to make sure that the results fit you as best as possible. Recovery times also vary from patient to patient. This does not mean that the procedure is failed or that the results are not as good if the hair grows back more slowly. However, as always, if you have any questions you can call us or request a free consultation as part of our aftercare guarantee.

1-4 days

The Healing Period Post Hair Transplant

It is important that you pay close attention to the aftercare instructions provided by your doctor. He will advise you to often mist your scalp with saline to promote faster follicle healing, guard against incisional infection, and avoid scabbing. Suggestions for misting the donor and transplanted areas:

  • Spray the left side with your left hand then the right side with your right hand.
  • If it's more convenient, have a friend or member of your family spray the saline mist for you.
  • You should get a few hours of sleep after finishing the 12-hour spraying period.

It is also essential to rest as much as possible in the first few days after hair transplantation. This is because rest speeds up recovery and the procedure fatigues the body. However, some activities should be avoided during the days after hair transplantation because they carry some risks, including swimming, drinking alcohol, smoking, high-impact exercise and more. If you have to comb your hair when it is very wet, be careful to avoid bleeding or irritation.

5-9 days

Recovery & Rest Is Crucial After A Procedure

You can resume lightly cleaning your scalp about five days after hair transplant surgery. The swelling and pain that were present after the transplant should have subsided by now. At this point, you should focus on thoroughly removing dry skin or scabs rather than using shampoo to remove them. During this period after hair transplantation, it is advisable not to engage in high-impact activities even if most of the healing is complete. This is to ensure that all follicles are healed before returning to the daily routine.

10-14 days

Returning To Your Hair Care Routine

The scalp will likely have a rosy, crusty appearance for at least the first two weeks, which may last longer in those with fair skin. This is not something to worry about, as long as there is no pain or discomfort. You will look exactly the same as you did before the hair transplant began when the follicles go back to being inactive and all the new hair falls out as the pink skin and scabs are completely healed. All of this is normal and eventually the transplanted follicles will produce new, thick, strong hair. At this point, regular hair washing can be resumed.

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is about the ideal shampoo to use after a hair transplant. Your regular shampoo should be fine, as long as it is not very harsh or abrasive, because it will irritate the treated area. Most shampoos should be fine, but if you have questions about any substance, contact our clinic and our staff will answer all your questions. We also recommend avoiding the use of products to which you are allergic or sensitive.

After hair transplantation, you can start shampooing again. The correct washing method is to pour hot water into a cool basin. When the water becomes soapy, add a small amount of tea tree shampoo and mix it thoroughly. Gently pour the solution onto the donor site and the transplanted site using a cup. Gently massage the grafts of the transplanted area and use a circular motion of gentle pressure to clean the suture line. Be sure to use plain, clean water to rinse all sides.

The preferred method is to let the hair air dry, but you can also gently blot it with a cool towel. From day 4 to day 14, this procedure should be performed once a day. The stitches will be removed seven to 10 days after the FUT operation, if it was performed at all. Exercise can also be started during this period, but to be safe, contact your surgeon first.

10 months

Hair Is Regained & Begins To Grow Naturally

Two to three months after treatment, you will begin to see the first signs of natural hair growth, but at this stage hair will be patchy and irregular, as each follicle will begin to function at a different time. Most follicles should start developing hair again within five to 10 months. Most hair transplant patients after the procedure will have full, healthy and natural hair growth. Usually, at this stage, a trim is necessary to restore the hair to its original length.

12 months

Final Check-Up & Feedback

One year after treatment, we will meet for a final post-hair transplant checkup. To evaluate the final result as a whole, we will examine the hairline and hair growth. At this stage, we will also ask you about your experience at our clinic. As you can see, our clinic has an unparalleled aftercare program and a number of hair transformation procedures that offer amazing results to all those who wish to regrow their hair.

If you want to regain confidence and self-esteem with a new natural-looking hairstyle that addresses your concerns about male pattern baldness, book a free consultation at Queen Clinic in Turkey and you will not regret it.

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