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Whilst you won’t see results straight away, you may experience a few changes two weeks after your FUE hair transplant. Below is a guide to some of the changes to expect and what you can do at this point.

What To Expect 2 Weeks After Your Hair Transplant

Two weeks after your hair transplant, the healing process in the treated areas will be well underway. It is common to experience some residual pain and discomfort in the donor area as the nerves at the back of your head continue to heal. Any previous swelling should have completely resolved by this point, although you may still notice some redness in the transplant area, which is a normal part of the healing process. Unless you are experiencing constant and severe pain, there is no cause for concern.

During this stage, scabs should be in the process of healing and naturally falling off. It is important to allow them to come off on their own (a majority-all will come off during your 1st normal hair wash) and not attempt to remove them prematurely. This is a crucial part of the healing process and promotes the best possible outcome for your hair transplant.

What’s Happening To The Hair After Two Weeks?

After your hair transplant, you will begin to experience what is commonly referred to as the “Shedding Phase”. This is a natural and expected part of the process in which the newly implanted hairs on the surface of the scalp begin to fall out. Although this may be alarming for many people, it is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.

It is important to keep in mind that during the shedding phase, only the hairs are falling out and not the follicles themselves. Over time, new hair will begin to grow from these follicles, leading to long-term hair growth and a fuller, more youthful head of hair.

If you have any concerns or questions about the shedding phase or the overall healing process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our experts at KSL Clinic. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of support and guidance throughout your hair restoration journey.

What Can You Do after Two Weeks?

By the two week stage after your hair transplant, you can resume your normal activities. This includes patients who work in physically demanding industries such as manual labor or fitness-related professions. At this point, any pain or discomfort should have subsided, allowing you to fully return to your regular routine.

If you are eager to get back into exercise, you are free to resume gym workouts and engage in any form of physical activity. However, it’s important to note that heavy exercise should be avoided before this two week mark to minimise the risk of infection from excessive sweating. Once you’ve reached the two week milestone, it is safe to engage in exercise and sports activities. To be on the safe side, it is recommended to take a bath or shower immediately after exercising to ensure proper hygiene and prevent any potential complications.

From Day 6 post-op, you are able to resume your normal sleeping position. Until this point, it is advised that patients sleep on their back with their head elevated, typically using an inflatable travel pillow. Following this, the risks associated with sleeping positions should be significantly reduced, allowing you to sleep in any position without causing any issues.

There are preventative treatments available that can be provided to help minimise hair loss and promote future hair growth, contact KSL Clinic to find out more. If you have any questions or concerns, it’s always worth talking to your Doctor. Learn more about hair transplantation in the UK.

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