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Back to work the next day. Healed in 7-10 days.

Full-service Recovery 

We give you all the supplies you need and text you instructional videos each day for your recovery. Just to make sure things stay on track, Dr. Vinay checks in almost daily – and is available 24/7 – literally. 

Day 10 Unveiling

By Day 10, you’ll be healed and ready for your follow up. Our doctor will meet you at the salon to check hairs and set up your maintenance regimen. Then, we’ll clean you up and do a fresh hair cut to make sure looking sharp as you get back to your day.

Wedding in 5 days?

Dr. Vinay took the challenge of getting MicroFUETM and then participate in a wedding in only 5 Days. He had one chance to get it right and documented his aftercare so you can do the same. 

Recovery FAQs

ACTIVITY | Exercise

You can start light activity on Day 2, but no sweating or straining. On Day 5, you can sweat, but still no straining. On Day 10, sweating and moderate straining is fine. At 3 weeks, anything goes. 

Showering

You can shower the next day, but don’t get your hair wet. On Day 2, you’ll use soap and water to wash your hair. On Day 10, you can shower normally.

WORK

Depends the type of work. You’ll have a dressing on for 2 days, but you can work the next day. See our activity instructions and pictures below; they’ll help guide you.

Pain

For almost all, pain is minimal. Usually, by the next day all you need is Tylenol.

SUN

Minimize sun exposure for 5 days. On Day 5, you can wear a cap if you are in the sun. At 3 weeks, all is good but sunscreen is best.

Wearing Hats

You can wear a cap starting Day 5, but make sure the brim doesn’t touch your new hair. At 3 weeks, anything goes.

Swelling

Swelling is only noticeable when hairs are placed in the front. It peaks at day 4-5 and is gone by day 8-10.

Bruising

It is very rare to have a bruise.

Infection

Infections are rare, but we place everyone on anti-biotics.

How Healing Looks

Crown FUE

Immediately

Day 2

Day 5

Day 10

Hairline MicroFUETM

Immediately

Day 2

Day 5

Day 10

Hairline DiscreteFUETM

Immediately

Day 2

Day 5

Day 10

Hair Collection Area MicroFUETM

Before

Day 2

Day 5

Day 10

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Wondering what we can do for you? Scan the QR code and send us your pictures. Then, schedule a time to talk with our physicians or have them call you the second they are free. 

NORTHWESTERN HAIR
676 N. St Clair, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60605

312.266.6240