Back to work the next day. Healed in 7-10 days.
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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.
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.
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.
For almost all people, pain is minimal. Usually by the next day, all you will need is Tylenol.
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.
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 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.
It is very rare to have a bruise.
Infections are rare but we place everyone on anti-biotics.
How Healing Looks
Hair Collection Area
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