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Do's and Don'ts after Hair transplant treatment

Dos and Donts after Hair transplant treatment
  • Dec 23, 2020

When you just have to come home after the hair transplant you want to make sure that you must take care of yourself. You must avoid chemical products or always a concern with your doctor before using it. The Doctor will give you detailed instructions after getting your hair transplant treatment. Here are some do’s and don’t you must follow after hair transplant. 

1- Few days after surgery: After the hair transplant operation, you may return home immediately, but resting for a few days is necessary to facilitate healing. Do not scratch the wound or pick it out. Stop strenuous operations such as manual working, bending, lifting or playing. Stop sun, cold, or sweating that could interfere with healing, so it is preferable to remain indoors for a few days. If you have to go outside and wear a loose-fitting hat, otherwise leave your head uncovered. When sleeping semi-upright, prevent swelling and keep pressure off the spot. Avoid alcohol and ice cream and do not wash the place. Do not blow your nose too hard; at the wound sites, it can cause bleeding.

2- How can we cure pain and swelling: During the first week after having the surgery Swelling and pain in that transplanted area is normal. Placed an ice-packs on your forehead, not with graft side that feel relieves. Fifteen minutes should be enough every two hours. For the first three nights, sleep with your head lifted to at least 45 degrees using a neck pillow or lying on your side or in a comfortable chair to keep the pressure off the graft site. Additional medicine for pain can be recommended by your doctor.

3- Infection: Although hair transplant infections are uncommon, in order to prevent dirt, dust, sweat or bacteria from entering the wound area, you need to be very careful for at least two weeks. Do not touch or scratch the transplanted area and report to your doctor of any redness, swelling, and pain.

4- Activities you have to do: If your job requires exposure to strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, dusty conditions, and hats or goggles, you can return to work a day or two after your surgery. It's a low-risk operation and walking around the city is perfect afterward. It is safer in the early days to avoid steam rooms, baths, and prolonged exposure to the sun.

5- After falling peels: With a normal sterile saline solution or with a special gel such as aloe vera, they make you feel relieved in the itching or pain area. After seven to ten days or more, flakes or peels can start falling off the implant site. Ask your surgeon to prescribe a softening cream for your scalp as part of your aftercare.

6- Take a gentle hair wash: Your first hair wash can be done very gently after three to four days by using a mild shampoo and pouring water gently over the area. Use gently touch while applying shampoo and do not pluck the hair. Rinse thoroughly and dry with clean paper towels by dabbing gently. For at least the first month, do not bathe, shower, or submerge your head underwater and only use a towel to dry after a month. Take only a gentle shower with very low pressure for about a week. 

7- Cutting and hairstyle: After three months of hair transplant treatment, a haircut with scissors is acceptable. don't use a razor for at least six months. Take care not to scratch the roots when you comb your hair. For at least a couple of weeks, stop hairdryers until the head has healed. You can do curl your hair or style or dye your hair when your head has fully healed. The first fifteen days are very critical, while the postoperative duration is brief. Any redness and inflammation or crusting may be observed. Some follicles may detach within the first two months, but the hair starts growing after the third month. At about six months and practically no difference after a year, you can expect brand new regrowth.

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