FUE Maintenance

What to do after your hair loss cure procedure – how to maintain results

Maintain Your New Hair Transplant Results

When you choose an FUE hair transplant in Toronto, you’re one step away from beautiful, thick hair.

This popular cosmetic procedure can transform your appearance and bring back confidence with a natural looking hair loss cure. The cost for a hair transplant is worth the long term, permanent results you’ll achieve. It is essential to hold on to your results and boost your new hair growth, and the best way to accomplish this is to be well-informed. We want to make sure your investment lasts and that you see the best possible outcomes. The following is an overview of safe, effective after care for hair restoration.

What should you do to make sure you have an excellent rate of implant survival immediately after the hair transplant surgery?

After undergoing a hair loss cure treatment, we’ll ensure you leave our clinic with instructions about careful handling of incisions, scalp washing and post-procedure activities to avoid. Today’s FUE techniques don’t need to involve painful incisions, stitches, staples or scars as they did in the past. You’ll have small hair graft sites to care for, and it’s crucial to prevent damage or infection within the 7-10 day immediate post-procedure healing phase. Shortly after your transplant, you can shower with gentle water pressure as instructed by your surgeon. It’s important to wait until after that delicate first phase to aggressively handle the scalp or allow forceful water pressure in the shower. You won’t want to disturb the newly transplanted follicles as they take root and thrive. Don’t worry though; it won’t be long till you can wash, style and run your fingers through your thicker, healthy hair.

Sensitivity and mild swelling of the scalp are expected within the first few days after the hair transplant surgery. If you’re someone with very sensitive skin or an allergy issue, keep a close watch for redness or increasing swelling which could indicate a problem. It’s important to keep your follow up appointments and let your surgeon know right away if you have any concerns.

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Post-Procedure products-what to put on.

Toppik fibres, which are topical camouflaging agents, can be applied 2 to 3 weeks post-procedure if you desire. Avoid using any topical products except for the ones approved by your surgeon. Some ingredients that are usually permitted, or even useful, can increase inflammation and delay healing after a transplant.

Age, gender, the pattern and cause of hair loss are key pieces of information that influence the hair loss cure appropriate for you. Your surgeon will physically examine your scalp and assess your existing hair before recommending that you proceed with treatment. Long term planning with an expert means accounting for the probability that you will lose more hair down the road.

Following your procedure, you’ll need to gently wash the scalp without damaging the new hair grafts or irritating your scalp. The Copper K aftercare package we provide comes with three high-quality scalp and hair care solutions designed to soothe the skin and nourish the healing follicles. A calming topical scalp spray in your kit will also help with itching. A safe and sensitive spray-on shampoo is made for gently wicking away oil, while the nourishing scalp cream hydrates and accelerates shedding of scabs. Our clinic provides top of the line scalp and hair loss cure products that will help prevent further thinning and encourage rapid healing.

What to avoid

Avoid the following

Avoid alcohol use

Both before and after your hair loss cure FUE procedure, it’s essential to limit your alcohol consumption. High amounts of alcohol can thin your blood, increasing the likelihood of bleeding or bruising during surgery. Thus, alcohol should be avoided for a minimum of 48 hours post-procedure. However, for optimal results and to enable the transplanted hair follicles to heal, it is best to abstain from alcohol for several days and only reintroduce alcohol once your surgeon has advised you it is safe to do so.

Avoid tobacco use

If you’re considering an FUE hair transplant, it just might be the motivation you need to quit smoking. Nicotine products must be avoided before your procedure, at least two weeks earlier. Cutting out nicotine for good is recommended, as it will enable you to feel younger and healthier while rejuvenating your appearance. To increase the effectiveness of your hair loss cure, avoid smoking and tobacco cessation products because the chemicals shrink blood vessels, impair circulation and reduce blood flow. Nicotine use can delay the healing of your wounds and prevent optimal nutrients from reaching your scalp, which means that newly implanted hairs will not be able to grow and thrive where they’re grafted. Conversely, healthy, smoke-free patients find that their micro-incisions close and heal within a few days, and minor scabbing resolves itself within a week of the procedure. Swelling is minimal, and the ARTAS hair transplant procedure has a 90% “take” rate, provided that the scalp is healthy and circulation is not impaired by nicotine use.

Avoid blood thinning medications

In most cases, patients experience only slight redness or swelling for a few days after their hair loss cure. To prevent bruising and bleeding, patients must be cautious about which supplements or medications they take before surgery. Anticoagulants including Coumadin or antiplatelet drugs like Aspirin should be avoided for at least two weeks before your hair transplant. Your surgeon will provide you with a list of medications to avoid in order to keep you safe. Some herbal supplements, vitamin E and Omega 3 may also thin the blood and should be avoided in the weeks leading up to your procedure. Be sure to tell your surgeon about anything which may fall into these categories, even if you’re unsure. Provided that you adhere to the advice you’re given, you can return to work and other daily activities soon after your procedure without appearing as though you have undergone surgery, which makes this an ideal treatment option for busy professionals.

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Can you ensure your hair transplant results will be permanent?

Daily habits have a considerable effect on the success of your FUE hair transplant. Everyone should generally take care of their overall health through diet and exercise. Optimal results for your hair transplant can be achieved for most healthy individuals in the care of a skilled surgeon.

Our state-of-the-art FUE transplant device is made to preserve and transfer more viable grafts than possible with mere digital or hand-operated devices. Implant survival rates of 90% or higher are not uncommon. Some form of hair thinning over a long period is realistic, even after a successful hair transplant, but after the 1-year mark of full-thickness growth, you can enjoy your hair for many years to come. Your surgeon will help you plan long-term management of results which may eventually include a touch up procedure.

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Hair Growth Supplements

At our clinic, the GliSODin Advanced pre and post formula is specially designed to encourage healthy recovery, decrease swelling and help grow healthy cells. This product contains powerful antioxidants that benefit not only joint and bone health but also cardiovascular health, collagen and elastin production. We strongly recommend that our clients utilize this powerful hair growth supplement seven days before and after their procedure to see the most significant impact and help boost their hair loss cure even more.

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After Hair Loss Cure
Do’s & Don’t s

  • DON’T SMOKE Generally speaking, smoking is detrimental to your health. Nicotine has an adverse effect on scalp circulation because it constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow to hair follicles. Carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the right places in your body keeps you healthy right down to your hair roots. It may help to speak to your primary care provider about safe, nicotine-free ways to quit. Now is a great time to boost your youthful transformation by quitting smoking and feeling good on the inside as well as on the outside.
  • WASHING. Washing your hair too often isn’t necessary and might dry out your scalp. Carefully shampooing according to instructions in the first weeks, then avoidance of harsh products or styling later will help preserve your hair. The transplanted hair will keep the genetic characteristics that the donor site provided, such as resistance to DHT and hair fall out. Our hair specialists would love to talk with you about the products that are safe to use and techniques to care for your hair.
  • VITAMINS. Eating foods rich in vitamin A, B, C and E as well as iron, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc is crucial for the success of your new hair. Iron deficiency can lead to poor hair quality and growth. Essential nutrients may be missing when people go on restrictive diets, so that’s important to keep in mind when the quest for physical transformation involves dieting and shedding weight.
    A lack of protein might negatively affect your hair growth, and dehydration means your skin won’t look its best. Lots of fresh water helps flush toxins from your body. Speak to your primary care physician about the safest option for you to make sure that you’re doing what’s best for your overall health.
  • SELF-CARE IS KEY. Stress can play a critical role in hair loss. Telogen effluvium describes a temporary condition that involves gradual or sudden hair loss due to various health factors, including stress. Traumatizing events, illness and chronic stress can negatively affect the hair on your head. Complex hormonal changes can result in skin and hair growth alterations. However, with telogen effluvium, it’s generally a temporary hair loss. When you re-establish beautiful new hair, you’ll want to make sure you do everything you can to protect it. Meditation, un-winding from life for a few hours each day, and ensuring you’re well-nourished is beneficial for hair and your whole life.

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