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FUE Hair Implants – results timeline

The first thing most people consider regarding hair restoration are the results. Specifically, they often want to know when they can expect to see the outcome they’re dreaming of. It’s essential to approach FUE procedures with patience because the results aren’t instant. However, our clients believe that they are well worth it.

This FUE hair implant recovery timeline will help clear up details and put you a little more at ease.

Hair plays a crucial role in your confidence every day. Many people don’t realize how much their appearance and stylish image is affected by their hair until they lose it. Toronto, like other metropolitan cities, is known to be health and beauty-conscious, and hair loss can be a significant concern for both men and women who are otherwise young and healthy looking.

Two out of every three men report hair loss or baldness in their lifetime, and up to 50% of women experience hair thinning. For men specifically, male pattern baldness can seriously affect self-esteem and self-image. That, in turn, can change their relationships and even career prospects.

Previously, surgical treatment options resulted in a long, linear scar at the back of the head and a few weeks of healing. Though the strip method is still utilized today, when possible, follicular unit extraction allows for faster recovery and minimal scarring.

Follicular unit extraction not only delivers natural-looking hair but a permanent restoration as well.

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How long does a hair replacement procedure take?

Although the length of the procedure will vary depending on the patients’ needs, in most cases, this treatment lasts between 5 and 6 hours, as the technician must meticulously harvest individual hair grafts with the Smart Handpiece. Because we utilize cutting-edge ARTAS technology, this procedure is now faster than ever and results in a much higher “take” rate thanks to our careful handling of hair grafts throughout the process. In fact, using ARTAS, hair implants in Toronto can now be completed 33% faster than alternative FUE devices. The superior speed of our procedure also increases the survival rate of the hair grafts, as the wait time before the follicles are implanted is considerably shorter. Patients are kept comfortable throughout the session and can relax by watching television or listening to music. Some even describe their transplant day as feeling like a relaxing trip to the spa.

Because donor follicles are typically taken from the back or sides of the head, they tend to be resistant to DHT which means that they are more likely to survive once they’re grafted in. Although patients can expect a dramatic transformation, it’s important to recognize that patience is required since the hair must first go through the natural hair growth cycle and some shedding is expected.


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When is it the right time to seek treatment?

Many people who suffer from male pattern baldness wonder when the right time to seek treatment is.

Male hair loss doesn’t happen all at once. It’s a gradual process of shedding that can begin as early as age 20. Because it continues to develop over the years, a hair implant procedure is not usually the first solution considered. The reality is that hair loss medications can be a complete waste of money and even cause some side effects. You might spend a considerable sum of money on topical treatments or hair loss vitamins that do not regrow hair. The reality is that safe and effective permanent hair restoration procedures are the best long-term investment in your looks.

If you’re just noticing the appearance of a receding hairline, or you have a frustrating bald spot, FUE is a popular hair transplant option for most people. It ’s a perfect option for people who enjoy their hair short and don’t want physical limitations or hairstyle restrictions after the procedure. If you’re someone who wants a virtually scar-less hair transplant, this is for you. The best way to have all your questions and addressed is to schedule a free consultation with our team.

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FUE Timeline

Day 1-2

The morning following your treatment, you may notice some minor swelling, bleeding or scabbing beginning. Scalp sensitivity and even a little forehead swelling are expected for a few days and shouldn’t be concerning. This is the time for patients to take extra care around the transplant areas and grafts to make sure that they are firmly planted. So, no direct pressure or friction is advised at that time. You’ll be given instructions about how to wash and care for your scalp in the early days.

Day 3-7

Around three days, the swelling might still be very present, but patients are now able to wash their hair gently. They can also use spray on shampoo. It typically takes 5-7 days after the procedure for the swelling to completely resolve.

Day 7-14

You’ll need to make sure that your transplanted hair grafts successfully take. To ensure this, you must avoid direct pressure to the scalp or manipulation of the small scabs that form. The tiny scabs are expected and will fall off within the first week as you eventually wash your hair more. Your hair transplant surgeon will tell you to avoid swimming, hot tubbing and other exposures to bacteria until the micro-incision sites are healed.

Wk. 2-6

The shedding phase follows the initial healing a few weeks after treatment. Before full results are seen, the transplanted hair must go through the predictable stages of healing then growth. During the first phase, the transferred hairs which were implanted with follicles will typically fall out. This is a natural and expected part of the recovery and shouldn’t alarm you. Your follicles will stay healthy and established as new hairs begin to grow in. Many people can see new strands coming in as early as three months after the transplant.

3-6 Mths.

During the anagen stage of the hair cycle, hairs start to appear in the transplant site, and the results will slowly become more evident. Some may notice changes to the texture of their hairs or a difference in the direction of the growth. However, it’s important to appreciate that thickness, pattern and style of new hair will require time to mature. You must be patient throughout the process.

9-14 Mths.

For many, it takes nine to fourteen months to enjoy a full head of thick hair. By nine months, many people see full results that they can cut and style just like the hair of their past. For others, it will take a full year or longer to appreciate all the benefits from their procedure.

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Are hair implant results long lasting?

Even though the result may take a year, our clients are overjoyed once they can run fingers through their own hair again

People who undergo hair restoration with FUE achieve long-lasting effects that look and feel entirely natural. In many cases, the transplanted hair will not be susceptible to future hair loss, even when it is relocated to an area of the scalp with low density. That can change a person’s appearance quite dramatically.

Anyone who deals with hair loss or thinning knows that seeing a full head of hair can be life-changing. Now you can personally experience all those benefits yourself with a virtually scar-less, fast and effective hair transplant surgery.

Male pattern baldness is extremely common, and unfortunately, not reversible through diet or lifestyle changes. However, you don’t have to suffer or feel helpless because your DNA is working against you. At our Toronto clinic, we know how troubling hair loss can be, which is why we dedicate our practice to helping clients get natural, youthful-looking hair. In your private consultation, you‘ll be introduced to the FUE hair implant process and provided with a truly personalized plan to help you reach your goals.

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How long does it take to complete extensive hair implants?

The procedure itself takes between 5 to 6 hours while individual hair grafts are meticulously harvested using a precise handpiece. Donor follicles are taken from the back and sides of the head and are therefore resistant to DHT. That means they have good staying power where they’re grafted in. As a result, the patient will regrow thick and luscious hair in the previously sparse areas. However, this does not happen overnight, and patience is critical.

Luckily, the newest technology utilized by our surgeons means that grafts are faster than ever to transplant and yield a higher “take” rate with careful handling during the procedure. The entire experience is relaxing because patients can listen to music or watch television while painlessly transferring hairs. This in-office, day- surgery allows people to leave immediately after and return home post-transplant without the effects of general anaesthetic.

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Hair Transplant Process

The FUE process is an advanced next-generation hair transplant micro-surgery. Click on the steps to get a simplified overview. For more details particular to your case, please consult with our doctor.

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