“I came to @ksl_clinics who came highly recommended to me for a hair transplant and their services have been second to none. From my consultation to the day of the surgery, to my recovery… they have really looked after me. Big thank you to @drmatee who has worked wonders.”
Dr Matee, the lead surgeon at KSL Clinic performed a hairline reconstruction and implanted hairs into Aaron’s crown also. He now faces a 2-week after-care programme provided by KSL Clinic.
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When it comes to Male Pattern Baldness, you have several choices: you can either pull out the clippers and embrace it, you can live in denial and wait for nature to make the decision for you, or you can be proactive and take steps to restore your hair. A hair transplant is a safe and effective way to do just that.
Yet, while this procedure often yields great results, aftercare is absolutely integral in getting the most from your hair transplant. It’s essential to take care of your healing scalp and keep your expectations realistic as your newly transplanted follicles take root and begin to produce natural, healthy hair in those previously sparse places.
Here we’ll look at what you can expect in terms of regrowth. After an FUE hair transplant procedure, it’s perfectly natural to experience some anxiety, or worry that something is awry. This guide will give you the peace of mind you need and assure you that all is going to plan.
Early shedding- Don’t worry, it’s actually a good sign
Assuming you have taken the aftercare measures recommended by your surgeon (and detailed here for quick reference), your scalp will reach a healed state within a month. During 1-3 months you may notice that the hairs which have been transplanted start to shed at a faster than average rate. While this is understandably alarming, don’t worry. This is actually a good sign. It means that the follicle has taken and has shed the existing hair in order to produce new, thicker and healthier hair. At around 3 months you will start to notice your regrowth.
And it’s all uphill from here!
3-6 months after your procedure
By now you should start to see some results. You will notice hair in previously bald spots and/or filling in your hairline. This may be a slightly different colour or texture to your existing hair. Don’t worry, this is also perfectly natural. These baby hairs will grow fuller and thicker in due time.
6-12 months after your procedure
As the months go by, you’ll start to notice that the new hair is growing thicker and stronger as well as being more proliferate on the scalp. You’re starting to notice the results that will stay with you, but the best is still yet to come.
12-18 months after your procedure
By now you will start to see the final results. It is recommended that you book a review with your consultant or transplant surgeon at or around the 12-month mark. This will help to ensure that all has gone to plan.
Typically, you can expect to see full regrowth on the hairline after 12-15 months. Regrowth on the crown may take longer to complete- typically around 18-20 months.
It’s important to remember that while your transplant will last you for decades to come, the hormone issues that lead to hair loss are still present in your body. Your consultant or surgeon may recommend a course of finasteride tablets or topical minoxidil (or both) to ensure that your existing hair matches the quality of your transplanted hair.
Hair transplants in the UK are on the rise. The procedure is painless and complications are very rare. Because of this, the procedure is classed as low risk, as it is a minimally invasive treatment.
However, it is still very important to make sure that you look after yourself properly while recovering from your hair transplant. Below, we discuss what you should and should not do during the recovery phase.
DON’T go straight back to work – It is definitely a good idea to book some time off around the time of your hair transplant. Most people will take one or two weeks off work. Your surgeon will be able to recommend the best amount of time to take off work based on the size of your procedure, and of course what your line of work actually involves on a day to day basis, heavy lifting, dusty environment etc, so it is a good idea to enquire about this. While you are having a break from work, make sure you actually do have a break! You will definitely need to rest and take it easy for the first few days.
DO listen to your surgeon – This is the most important piece of advice that we can give you when it comes to recovering from your hair transplant. Everyone is different. Therefore, it is always best to listen to what your surgeon has to say, rather than reading generic advice on the Internet or listening to a friend because they have had a hair transplant. A personalised aftercare program is a must, and this is something that only your surgeon is going to be able to provide you with.
DON’T touch your head – It can be very exciting to want to touch and feel your new hairline. After all, it is a bit of a natural reaction. Whenever we get something new, it is exciting and we want to touch and use it straight away. However, you need to avoid doing this. Be as careful as possible when it comes to the healing process. No combs and no hands!
DO take a break from drinking alcohol – Yes, you may want to toast your new hairline with a glass or two of champagne, and who can blame you? However, we strongly recommend that you save the bubbles for another day. If you drink alcohol throughout the recovery process, it can have an impact on the healing process, which can mean it takes a lot longer. Please refrain from drinking alcohol for seven days so that your transplant can heal quickly.
DON’T exercise for at least 14 days after the transplant – You may be itching to hit the gym or go for your regular morning run, however, strenuous exercise can be a threat to your new hair regrowth due to increased blood pressure, irritation from sweating and excessive stretching. After 14 days, you can go back to doing light exercise and jogging and return to a more extensive exercise programme and your normal routine after 21 days.
Other rules to remember:
AVOID a power shower for 14 days after the transplant – This is explained in more detail in the hair washing section of your post operation instructions, you can shower your body as normal of course, but care must be taken when washing your new hairs.
BE CAREFUL with sun exposure – we do not advise exposure to direct hot sunlight for 14 days, if you decide to escape and get away from it all in your second week, it is acceptable to cover from the hot sun with a loose fitted cap, or stick to the shade!
HAIR CUTS are slightly different for the first while – you can have the donor area (back and sides) shaved and re-blended after one week, however a scissor cut only on the top of the scalp for the first month, taking extra care around the transplanted hairs.
Hopefully, you now feel more prepared when it comes to your hair transplant recovery. It can seem like there are a lot of rules and regulations, however, they’re to ensure you get the maximum result for your investment. At KSL, we will explain everything to you in full regarding the recovery from your hair transplant procedure, so that you have nothing to fret about. Plus, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call if you have any queries. We are always here to help!
So you’ve had your FUE hair transplant. Congratulations! Now what? When it comes to getting a hair transplant, it is important to recognise that the results are going to change and improve over time. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as undergoing the procedure and then having a full set of hair. You need to give your scalp time to heal and for new hair to develop and grow. Let’s take a look at the results of a hair transplant week by week and month by month to give you a better understanding of what to expect after your transplant.
The first 14 days after your transplant
This first two weeks are detailed in your provided post operation instructions. It is important to make sure you avoid physically touching your hair for the first 14 days. Sleeping elevated for 5 nights with the provided neck pillow is important, and we understand this unfortunately may not be your natural sleeping position, but again this ensures you do not accidentally touch your hair for the first 5 days, after which, you will then start your post-op hair washing procedure. Your doctor will advise you on this and the products to use. Once you reach the seven to ten day mark, the transplanted grafts are going to build strength, which means they are not going to fall when touched, However, do be mindful and don’t start scratching your head! It is at the seven day mark you may wear a loose fitted cap, but only if you really have to!
A power shower, and any strenuous physical activity or exercises are prohibited in the 14 day period.
Days 15 – 30 – two weeks to 1 month after your hair transplant
In around two to three weeks, your scalp will have regained its previous appearance, with the initial redness, and scabbing having subsided, this is why a lot of our patients like to take two weeks off work after their hair transplant and then return around this stage. Don’t worry if you have experienced some hair shedding at this point, completely normal.
1 to 3 months after hair transplant
Around this period, you will start to see further shedding of the implanted hairs, it’s perfectly normal to be concerned but there is nothing to worry about! It is a natural part of the process but we know it can cause panic, especially if you are not expecting it. This is why it is so important to learn all about the different hair growth stages so that you’re fully prepared and know what to expect. You may start to see some new hair growth around the 3 month mark, which will continue from here on.
3 to 6 months after hair transplant
You will notice that the rate of re-growth starts to increase from the third or fourth month. Half of the result may be seen from the sixth month. The results you dreamed of are starting to take shape!
6 to 12 months after hair transplant
This is another exciting period, as during these six months the hair is going to grow and grow, becoming thicker and stronger with each passing month.
After 12 months, you are advised to arrange a review of implant area and the overall result of the procedure, although end results can take up to 18 months to fully show. Throughout the year it is possible to request a review so get in touch as and when you need to.
12 – 18 months after hair transplant
This is the final stage of hair growth and when you can expect to see the final results of the hair transplant operation come to fruition. Your hair is going to look thicker, longer, and more intensive. The final result will appear in the front area around 12 – 15 months after the operation. For the crown, you can expect full restoration after 18 – 20 months.
So there you have it: the different hair transplant growth stages. Hopefully, this hair transplant progress timeline has helped to give you a better understanding of what you should expect if you do decide to undergo an FUE hair transplant.
KSL CLINIC HAIR TRANSPLANT PATIENT STUART HOGG PLAYING IN SCOTLAND VS FRANCE RUGBY REMATCH
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Scottish Rugby Union and British Lions player, Stuart Hogg transformed his appearance by getting an FUE hair transplant at the KSL Clinic in July 2018
“KSL have exceeded my expectations so far and I’m looking forward to the end results being even stronger”
Stuart Hogg enquired about getting a hair transplant in 2018 and his hair is looking better than ever! He describes his experience with the KSL Clinic as “Everything from the consultation through to my procedure and aftercare was faultless. They accommodated my busy schedule and I want to thank the whole KSL team and their director of surgery Dr Matee”.
Full-back Stuart Hogg is an addition to the long list of sports professionals the KSL Clinic has been involved with. Other clients include Paul Robinson, Grant Hall, and fellow Scotsmen – Barry Bannan and Johnny Russell.
Last Saturday, Scotland played the first (out of four) match of their Rugby World Cup warm-up games. They took a devastating blow against France and lost 32 – 3. Star player, Stuart came off early due to a cramp. There has been a complete change to the line-up and Stuart is the only player to have kept his place for the game this Saturday 24th August.
Good luck to Stuart Hogg who has been given another opportunity to WIN this Saturday!
FIRST LOOK AT FORMER KSL CLINIC PATIENT JAKE QUICKENDEN IN HIS NEW ROLE IN HOLLYOAKS
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KSL Clinic patient, Jake Quickenden is set to appear on our screens in the near future
It will be a change from the reality TV that Jake is typically used to after entering X Factor in 2012 and 2014. Following this, he later appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in December 2014 and was appointed the runner-up of the 14th series. Since then Jake has recently toured with Hair The Musical.
The former X Factor star lands a spot as a guest character in the popular soap opera, Hollyoaks. Jake will play Woody, a builder; more details are yet to be announced by Channel 4 bosses.
JAKE QUICKENDEN ON HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE KSL CLINIC
“Great, professional and really put me at ease”
Jake Quickenden is looking his best since undergoing a FUE hair restoration at the KSL Clinic in August 2017; other KSL Clinic celebrity patients can be viewed here. He states “Honestly it’s the best thing I think I have ever done!”. Additionally, Jake describes the KSL Clinic and Dr Matee as “Great, professional and really put me at ease and I am delighted with how it has turned out!”.
He described his first day on the Hollyoaks set as “Very exciting and it’s a privilege. Hollyoaks is such an amazing show and it’s been around for so long; to be asked to come and have a role on it, it’s amazing.”
“I’m really happy. I’ve had a great day and everyone’s so sound. It’s nice to arrive somewhere new and know someone like Steph (Waring) too, she’s made it really easy to fit in.”.
Stephanie Waring portrays Cindy Cunningham in Hollyoaks and is a fellow Dancing on Ice star who lost against Jake in 2018 when he was crowned the champion that year.
Jake is set to appear on screens in October during the show’s stunt week!
English footballer Jake Kean came to visit KSL Clinic Manchester for his 12 month review and PRP treatment. Jake had his FUE Transplant with us May 2018 after suffering hair loss for a couple of years. Jake said ‘Really happy with the results, looks brilliant and can’t thank the guys enough.’
Grant Hall is an English professional footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers. Grant had his FUE hair restoration with us here at KSL Clinic on June 2018, one year on he’s come to visit us for his review with Dr Matee and his PRP Injections. This is what Grant had to say when we caught up with him ‘Its been a year since my hair transplant and I’m absolutely delighted with my hairline now, its made a major difference to me for my confidence as well. I cannot recommend KSL Clinic highly enough’
Bradley Austen who is well known for being a Instagram Influencer came to KSL Clinic Kent for his new hairline.
Here’s what Bradley had to say ‘I’ve wanted this procedure for years as really affected my confidence and social life. Something as simple as the wind blowing and making my hair flap would be enough to keep me at home. I chose KSL Clinic as for me its about trusting a business, with great testimonials on their instagram, website and recommendations from friends who have previously visited.’
After the day Bradley said ‘So my hair is finally done and I am so excited to show my friends and family, my day has gone so well everyone has looked after me from start to finish with the upmost care, can’t wait to see the results!’