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Recovery After Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation
Once the Sapphire FUE hair transplant is done, you will receive instructions from the surgeon on how to take care of yourself following the procedure. Commonly, you will notice a slight swelling of the scalp after surgery. However, swelling can be reduced effectively with simple techniques like cold compresses and gently massaging. It is recommended to sleep by elevating your head for a minimum of three days following the procedure to speed up the healing process.
If you don’t take the necessary post-op precautions, there is always a chance for the implanted graft to be dislodged. If you want to avoid this problem, take a break from strenuous activities like exercise and swimming for a minimum of three weeks to one month. Moreover, many factors inhibit blood circulation and contribute to blood thinning, like smoking cigarettes, consuming other tobacco products, drinking alcohol and caffeine, so it is best to stay away from them for some time or until you recover completely.
The doctor will prescribe pain medication, antibiotics, and medical shampoos to clean the surgical area. Following the instructions from your doctor strictly is extremely important; if you do not, you may experience unwanted complications, which may compromise your success.
One of the most common concerns patients have following a Sapphire FUE hair transplantation is ‘shock loss,’ where the hair loss occurs suddenly. There is nothing to worry about because it is normal in almost all hair restoration procedures. After the hair grafts are implanted, they take some time to adjust to their new position. Your hair will start growing back within six months after you experience sudden hair loss. After a year, the desired results of your hair transplantation will be evident.
It would help if you kept in mind that aftercare plays an important role in the success of the surgery; make sure not to overlook the effects of your actions. Just follow the instructions given by your doctor. It would help if you also took good care of your hygiene. It is best to avoid harsh weather conditions such as sunlight and hair products with chemicals. Getting proper rest also helps you to heal faster.
Are there any risks involved with Sapphire Hair Transplant?
Any surgery comes with some minor, manageable risks during or after the surgery. Even the Sapphire FUE hair transplant is no stranger to risks as certain risks accompany it.
The chances of experiencing the risks are very low, and typically they fade away over time. However, it is important to be aware of the following risk factors:
Bleeding: Hair transplants are often associated with bleeding after and during the procedure. However, sapphire FUE hair transplants result in very less blood loss. The problem is temporary, and you do not have to be concerned, as the bleeding lasts only a few days. The area where you grafted and harvested hair will naturally heal within a few days as well.
Swelling the scalp or around the eyes: Since swelling is a natural consequence of healing after surgery, it is entirely normal and not dangerous. Typically, it occurs on the face, the forehead, or around the eyes. If you experience it, don’t worry too much because it’s a temporary and painless condition seen almost in every patient.
Infection and inflammation: The risk of infection is possible, but only some patients experience it. In comparison to other hair transplant procedures, the Sapphire FUE technique is less likely to cause infection or inflammation because of the natural properties of the sapphire gem. However, it can be prevented if you use antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines regularly as instructed by the doctor.
Itching: This is another possible risk factor associated with hair transplantation procedures. After the surgery, you may feel the urge to itch because of the irritation at the recipient area. It is temporary, and a mild itching drug can relieve the itching.
Hair loss after surgery: as we have already mentioned, it is quite normal.
The procedure uses a highly refined sapphire blade. The incisions created in the grafting process are significantly less intrusive than the alternatives, facilitating a faster healing process. There might be some discomfort and numbness for a few days following the surgery, but other than that, you will become normal within one or two days post-surgery.
To know more details about sapphire hair transplantation, consult our hair transplant experts in Hyderabad. Call 040 49540202 / 8331020202 to book an appointment with us.