General Info About FUE Hair Transplants


  • The procedure is done in an outpatient clinic setting.
  • Most procedures are performed in a single day.
  • The procedure will last anywhere from 6 to 16 hours depending on number of grafts.
  • All preoperative and postoperative information, consents and other relevant paperwork will be provided to the client in advance to read and ask questions.
  • Blood tests and a family doctor’s medical are required prior to the procedure.
  • The procedure is done only under the local anesthesia.
  • Your head will be shaved prior to the procedure for optimal extraction and implantation of the grafts.
  • Exception to shaving of the recipient area is offered in the Executive Sessions.
  • Some swelling of the face will occur postoperatively due to the anesthetic fluid used; the swelling may last 2-5 days postoperatively.
  • Medications for pain, swelling and infection prevention will be provided postoperatively.
  • All patients will have a postoperative follow-up in the clinic the day after their procedure.
  • Patient who are travelling by air with a flight time greater than 5 hours must stay in the location of their procedure for 7 days. The cabin air may dry out and potentially kill the grafts and thus affecting their growth.
  • Some redness of the front hairline are may be visible initially and fade to a dull pink color over the next 3 months.
  • Hats are not to be worn over the grafted areas for 4 weeks.
  • Exercise involving aerobics, lifting weights is not allowed for 4 weeks.
  • Sun exposure of grafted areas is to be avoided for 3-6 months.
  • Swimming with the head under water is not allowed for 1 year.
  • Growth of new hair occurs gradually.
  • The newly implanted hair will fall out within the first 2 weeks to 6 weeks post transplant. New hair growth will start at 3 months and a gradual increase