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Post-procedure Restrictions

Activity | Exercise | Sex

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 on the type of work. You will have a dressing on for 2 days but you can work the next day. For physical labor, see our activity/exercise instructions.

Pain

For almost all people, pain is minimal. Usually by the next day, all you will 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 hairs. At 3 weeks, anything goes.

Swelling

Swelling is only noticeable when hairs are placed in front of the ear. 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

Immediately

Day 2

Day 5

Day 10

Hairline

Immediately

Day 2

Day 5

Day 10

Hair Collection Area

Before

Day 2

Day 5

Day 10

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

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