A hair transplant operation occurs just a few hours within a day, but this entails a couple of months of preparation and another month for healing and recovery. Discussed below is a discussion of an average hair transplant timeline.
First, give yourself at least two weeks to find the best hair transplant surgeon. Ask friends, family members, and people within your network if they can recommend a good hair loss treatment practitioner. Contact the physician's clinic and schedule a consultation.
Hair transplant timeline begins at the very first meeting. Here, the physician will check the status of your hair growth and probe reasons why you're experiencing hair loss. Aside from genetic baldness, trauma, surgery, and burns may also result to hair loss. The consultation will be spent gathering all the important information about you—your lifestyle, your family history, and the like. In the end, the physician will lay down the cards to choose from—non-surgical and surgical procedures.
If you choose hair transplant, the surgeon will bring up issues regarding your goals and expectations. He or she will discuss what the procedure is all about and see to it that you agree with what's going to happen. When you're determined to undergo operation, you'll be advised to get various tests such as blood pressure measurement, blood clotting condition, skin sensitivity test, and the like.
A week after the tests have been done, hair transplant timeline preparation will follow. The surgeon will explain to you the details of the procedure—its duration, the number of sessions you're require to take, the number of grafts you need to use, and so on. He or she will also set a schedule based on your given timeframe.
Days or weeks before the transplant procedure, the surgeon will provide a list of instructions that you must follow to prepare for the operation. The list includes advices on eating, alcohol drinking, smoking, using medications, and taking in other products that may affect the operation. The doctor may also suggest certain hair products to use to ensure promptness of the gathering follicles and creating hair grafts.
After the operation, there will be painful swelling in the scalp for three days to a couple of weeks. In a month's time, the transplanted hair will all fall off from the scalp. New hairs will resurface again after a couple of months and the bald areas of the head will not be seen anymore.