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Post-Operation Hair Transplant

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It is important that you take good care of your head following a hair transplant. If you want to maximize the results and effectiveness of the transplant, there are some steps that you need to follow.

Why Hair Transplant?

Many men and women are now seeking natural hair growth without having to use medication use as Finasteride. Many of our patients have spent a large amount of money on shampoos and other procedures that are just not as effective as a hair transplant. Simple speaking, a hair transplant is the most effective and reliable procedure to induce rapid hair growth.

Our Guidance

In this article, you can expect to find some of the most important tips and steps for looking after your hair following a hair transplant. After your hair transplant, your surgeon will have already notified you of these steps.

What Next?

Taking Care Of Your Head After The Transplant

Just like any minor or major surgery, minimally invasive hair transplant surgeries also require you to be careful for a certain period after your operation for the healing process to be smooth and steady. In the case of hair transplants, post-operative instructions from your doctor should be taken critically because it plays a significant role in healing and proper growth of the hair afterward. The hair transplant recovery period usually lasts from 1 week to 12 days maximum. Here is a list of things you should avoid doing or consuming until the recovery process completes.

  • Exercise

Exercise makes you sweat, and sweat glands in your head will worsen the case. Refrain from any hard work for at least a week.

  • Washing

You can wash your head gently in the shower to remove blood after surgery. Keeping the area clean is essential, so use gauze to clean the area regularly.

  • Heavy lifting

If you work in a job that requires heavy manual labour, we recommend at least 10 days off work

  • Colouring

Refrain from using hair dyes or colouring until 6-8 weeks after your hair transplant.

  • Medication

We will provide you with antibiotics and painkillers following the operation. Please do not consume alcohol while taking these medications.

  • Sleeping

We will provide you with a neck pillow to ensure you sleep in a propped up position for a least 3-4 days as to not disturb the recently grafted hair.

Things To Know:

Possible Side Effects of a Hair Transplant Turkey

A hair transplant usually doesn’t have any major side effects to be aware of, however, there are some side effects that typically occur following the procedure. They are listed as follows.

  • Bleeding

If bleeding occurs, putting pressure on the area with the glaze will stop the flow. There is no special care required to avoid bleeding. Make sure you press firmly and gently.

  • Pain

Your doctor will prescribe you painkillers. The first two nights are usually tough. As soon as the effect of numbing cream comes off, start taking your pills to avoid any discomfort.

  • Wounds

For wound care, you will have to apply saline solution given by your surgeon every few hours with the help of gauze. It speeds up the recovery process and fights any buildup of bacteria. The donor area should also be taken care of. Keep applying prescribed ointments to keep the area moist.

  • Swelling

Swelling is likely to occur, and it stays for the first three days usually. Mainly the forehead area and eyes swell up. Sleeping at a 45-degree angle helps with such a situation.

  • Infection

Infections do not occur in typical cases. Avoid going to dusty areas for two weeks at least to avoid the infection. Do not touch the donor area to keep it safe from bacteria. If it does occur even after taking care, inform your doctor right away.

  • Sutures

Sutures will be removed by your surgeon from the donor area two weeks after any kind of hair transplant surgery. After removing the suture, post-operative hair transplant care requires you to keep the area as moist as possible. This helps in healing. Crusts will appear and start to fall off. This will take seven to ten days. Applying ointments will ease the itching sensation.

That is pretty much it; if you notice redness, excess bleeding, and prolonged swelling, contact your surgeon right away to avoid any adversity.

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