If you've recently undergone a hair transplant, you may be wondering when you can return to work. The answer depends on the type of job you have and the type of hair transplant procedure you had. Generally, it's best to take a break for at least two weeks if your job is physically demanding. Exercising after a hair transplant can dislodge the grafts, so it's important to avoid any overexertion and allow the transplanted hairs to adhere firmly to the scalp.
If your job is not physically demanding, you can usually return to work after 5 days, but ideally, if you have the option, try to wait 10 days after the hair transplant. At this point, you will have fully recovered from surgery and will have minimal signs of redness and scab formation. A hair transplant is a procedure to move hair from one area of the scalp to another. It's not available on the NHS because it's a cosmetic surgery. You should contact the clinic where you had your hair transplant as soon as possible if you experience severe pain or any unexpected symptoms.
Dermatologists or plastic surgeons usually perform hair transplants. There are several different types of hair transplants available, including FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy. FUE hair transplants are less invasive than FUT procedures, due to the smaller incisions that are performed. However, people can still suffer potential side effects from any type of hair transplant, so it's important to consider them when returning to work. PRP therapy can improve the skin environment of the grafted area through cell growth and differentiation, anti-apoptotic activity and neovascularization, making the grafted area more receptive and fertile for newly transplanted hair. Most hair transplants are ambulatory surgeries, meaning you can go home the same day as the procedure.
After thinking about hair treatment for a long time, I was relieved to meet with Dr. Fernando who developed a clear treatment plan for my hair loss. Patients who have completed FUE hair transplant surgery may notice the first results approximately two months after the transplant. The historical stigma surrounding a hair transplant may prevent you from talking openly about your procedure. However, if you undergo an unshaven hair transplant, you should be able to comb your hair and hide the red areas, thus hiding any signs that you have undergone surgery. The study concluded that intraoperative PRP therapy is beneficial in accelerating growth and reducing the loss of catagens from transplanted hair.
If every stage of the FUE hair transplant procedure is done correctly, you will get very effective and natural-looking results in the results of your hair transplant treatment.