FUT hair transplant + scarves - yes or no?
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By one month follicular unit extraction transplant grafts are well stabilized in the recipient bed. There is enough collagen matrix that the follicular unit grafts will not be disrupted by wearing a scarf or any head wear for that matter.
There may be some shedding of the hair shafts of the donor grafts as a result of Telogen Effluvium, but generally these will grow back by 3-6 months. The two-phase growth exhibited after FUE transplantation, the first phase being immediate hair shaft growth while a small minority of the hair is followed and grow at 6 months. By one year your final density should be observed and best of luck. I’m sure you’ll end up with an excellent result.
We specialize in follicular unit extraction and transplantation and have been doing this for in an automated and robotic fashion longer than any clinic in Canada. FUE grafts are generally very stable and if you’ve got good growth at this point you can anticipate a great result. You may think to add some Minoxidil serum or other topical nutrient shampoos to enhance the follicular representation and growth.
I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.
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R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
1 month post-op FUT
After the second weeks from having an FUE
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Wearing head scarves post transplant
Be sure to check with your surgeon for final verification on appropriate post op care.
However, there is generally no problem wearing scarves or hats at one month post op.
The type of hair loss you have, whether the transplant was done at the right stage, your age, how many grafts you had, how they were handled, how your grafts were harvested and how meticulous you were in post op care - these are the factors that affect great results.
You can wear whatever you want
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