When can I do physical exercise?
It is not advised to go to the gym till at least one month after the FUE Hair Transplant Procedure has taken place. Often gym memberships give you the option of freezing your membership, meaning you don’t have to pay your fees whilst you are out of action.
It is recommended that you do not go swimming for at least fourteen days after the procedure has taken place. This is particularly applicable for swimming pools due to chlorine levels. If the chlorine levels are very high it is recommended you don’t swim for at least a month after the transplantation.
When can I go on holiday?
Holiday and rest is strongly advised for after your Hair Transplant, in order to give the scalp time to recover. However, it is very important to remember that you must not expose your head to strong sunlight or rain for two weeks after the procedure.
It is recommended that if you do come in contact with sun light, that you wear a hat and put on sufficient sun cream for two months post procedure.
Will people know I’ve had a hair transplant?
Before your procedure, your hair will be shaved, which allows us to get the best possible result for you. You will also notice some redness on your scalp after your procedure.
For the first couple of weeks you will be able to notice you’ve had a transplant. If you want to keep this private it would be a good idea to take some time off work and wear a baseball cap if you’re heading out.
How long will my hair take to grow after my transplant?
The recipient area of your transplant will heal within seven days and your hair will start to grow shortly after. You’ll start to notice your new hair growing after around two months and this will continue to grow up until about six months.
At around the six month mark you’ll have a new head of hair which we’re sure you’ll love!
Hair transplants have become more and more popular in recent years, especially after the high-profile treatments of footballers such as Wayne Rooney and Steven Fletcher. With this added customer interest, there is always going to be people trying to sell the product at a lower price. It is like when a certain pair of trainers becomes particularly popular; others may try and replicate the trainers and flog them at a lower price, but they will never be the same quality as the original pair.
The same is true of hair transplants. Around the UK and also overseas, certain clinics are offering cut-price treatments. But what are the potential risks of this? Is the quality really the same? After all, FUE treatment is permanent, so it is important to know all the facts before commencing with any procedure. Here at Harley Street Hair Clinic, we will be talking you through all the details and potential risks in our guide to the real cost of a cheap hair transplant.
Where to get a cheap hair transplant
India, Turkey and Thailand have all become very popular destinations for FUE treatment, as well as many others all around the world. Although many of these clinics feature highly-specialised professionals who produce real quality, there are some clinics in countries abroad where the professionalism is not quite there.
If one clinic offers considerably cheaper treatment than others in that area, the chances are that that hair transplant won’t be to a sufficient standard.
What could go wrong?
Despite the fact that it is very rare that anything goes wrong with our procedure, there is no denying that FUE treatment is an invasive procedure given the fact that it is a surgical operation on the patient’s scalp.
Treatment which is not to the highest standard can result in nerve damage with a misplaced incision, or infections can occur if facilities are unsanitary. On top of this, if thorough checks of the patient aren’t done beforehand, there is always the chance of some kind of allergic reaction to the anaesthesia. Basically, like any major surgery, there are always going to be some risks, but a high quality, well-respected clinic will always minimise these risks.
Research your clinic
To prevent any of these risks, research is absolutely paramount. Whether it is in the UK or it is abroad, if you have any doubt about the effectiveness of a clinic’s treatment, or any fears about potential risks, it is crucial that you check and double-check the credentials of the company and the surgeon’s themselves. You will be able to find a wide range of information online but if you need any sort of advice, we would be more than happy to have a chat.