When can I wash my hair after FUE hair transplant?

Losing your hair can be a traumatic experience, but if you’re battling baldness,hair transplantation can produce some remarkable results for you. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is an advanced technique that has been helping millions regain their hair, and their confidence.  One of the questions most frequently asked about the procedure is –When can I wash my hair after FUE hair transplant.

What is FUE?
FUE is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique.  For this procedure, the hair is harvested from the back of the head, and is thenre-inserted into the balding area where it’s needed.  The follicular unit of hair usually consists of one to four hairs. FUE is a medical procedure that has a fast recovery time, because no stitches are required, and there is no scarring.

When can you wash your hair after FUE?
The recommendations differ regarding when to wash your hair after a FUE hair transplant, but they generally advise against washing until the grafts are fully healed. This takes about 1-2 weeks for most people.

Some doctors recommend dabbing the area with a surgical sponge and soapy water. Others suggest washing the hair using a gentle shampoo and cup to lightly rinse the hair in the first few days, in order to avoid disrupting the grafts, or damaging the donor area.

The method of post-op care depends on several factors including the specific needs of each patient,as well as with their hair type and density.

If you’d like to find out more about the FUE hair transplant technique, contact the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT.  Call 844-551-9880 today, to schedule a consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon.

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