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Recovery

No hiding. Your back to work the next day.

What to expect right after your procedure

Walk out of your procedure fully awake, with no pain and excited about your results. Below is the result you can expect to see.

Before 

Before we start, we’ll plan exactly where to place your new hairs.

Immediately After

You will see the new hair grafts and some early scabs.

You’ll be amazed how quickly you recover

After the procedure, we’ll give you step-by-step guidance on how to care for your hair. This is what you can expect:

Day 1 after your procedure

Most people only need Tylenol.
You can resume low-key activities including work.

Day 2

Your dressing comes off.
You can shower.

Day 5

You can wear a hat to cover your scalp.

Day 7

You can start to exercise.

Day 10

You see us. We wash out all the scabs and cut your hair to look sharp.

Day 21

Back to normal. You can comb your hair and use hair products.

What hair regrowth looks like

If we are not advancing your hairline, your transplant will be minimally visible. Otherwise after 2-4 weeks, you’ll look pretty natural.

One week

After your procedure, you will see small hairs that were implanted and how they will be distributed.

One Month

Around one month later, most of your new hairs will fall out and you’ll look like you did before your procedure.

Six Months

By six months, your hairs will grow back. At first they will be short and thin but will continue to grow longer and thicker.

How the hair collection site heals

Whether you choose FUE or MicroFUE, the collection site heals fast. MicroFUE scars are 2-5x smaller than FUE, but FUE is highly effective as well.

Before 

Most people choose not to get a hair cut before their procedure. If you do, ask for a ‘high and tight’ number #0.

Immediately after

You’ll notice that your hair was dyed and that there are small holes spread throughout your scalp.

Immediately after

You’ll notice that your hair was dyed and that there are small holes spread throughout your scalp.

Don’t Lose It!

Keep the hair you have.

50% of hair is gone by the time you see it thinning.

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

312.266.6240