Question #2 – How soon can I go back to work?

This question is one we get often and, fortunately, the answer is sooner than you may think. Some variable factors do need to be taken into account. Your profession is one such variable, but the typical amount of time needed away from work after a hair-transplant procedure is one to three days. Some really common hair-styling techniques can help to significantly conceal any obvious signs of having had the procedure performed. This will be reviewed thoroughly at your consultation.

It should be noted that more time away from work may be required if your work requires strenuous activity. Working out—and anything that is comparably strenuous—should be avoided for at least the first couple of weeks to ensure that your transplanted hairs take a firm hold in your scalp. If you would like more information on this subject, please contact us at 317.522.2995.

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  1. B.A. says:

    I worked remote for one day and then went back to work.

  2. BS says:

    I’d say a couple of days depending on your line of work. Turnaround time was very quick for me.

  3. Anonymous says:

    For me, being that i am in front of people all the time, I took 5 days off but might have taken a day or so more if i did it again.

  4. Joe Bergen says:

    You could go back to work within 48 hours depending on the type of job you have. For me, I took 72 hours and I was back to work, which is more typical with my amount of hair loss and procedure type.

  5. Steve M. says:

    Within the week easily. I actually drove home, 60 miles, the next morning.

  6. J.C. says:

    I went back to work 2-3 days afterwards. I still had some of the very small scabs but i wasnt worried if people were going to ask, which they didnt.

  7. Jeff Williams says:

    I had the procedure completed on Monday and was back in the office the following Monday. I was on my computer working from home a couple days after the procedure.

  8. T.M. says:

    I was back within a week, probably could have sooner.

  9. Jeff Cook says:

    I have an active job so I took just over a week. I did have a little swelling, which they said can happen, around the forehead for a few days afterwards.

  10. Dan Way says:

    Within a couple of days (i.e. weekend “off”). There is very little discomfort after the procedure.

  11. James Canady says:

    I took 3 days off after the procedure and had 2 days off over the weekend. I felt fine the day after the procedure but my job requires lifting.

  12. Jean-Paul Etienne says:

    I am a Physician and self employed so i didnt have a lot of time to take off. I did it on a Friday and was back at my clinic on the following Monday.

  13. Alec Stephens says:

    I work in broadcasting and was actually between jobs at the time. I had a 2 week window and it worked out great for me.

  14. Mike says:

    I was actually able to take a week off work and went to Florida, at which time I wore a hat and was able to go right back to work after I returned.

  15. Ken Sothman says:

    I went back 2 days later. I still had the little scabs from the procedure but was able to wear a hat for the first week or so until those scabs were all gone.

  16. Randy P. says:

    I had my procedure on a Friday and went back to work on the following Monday. For some the amount of time may be dependent on the type of job they have.

  17. Ryan Hussy says:

    For me i took a week off after my 2nd procedure. i had the time to take and i wanted to make sure i did all i could to protect my investment.

  18. Anand says:

    It depends on people’s health and hair transplant conditions. Typically you should be fine to go out within couple of days.

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