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10 Advice to After Hair Transplant Procedure

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Here is a short version of our post-operational advices for patients with hair transplants in Turkey. Please note that these are the general guidelines and some points might differ after hair transplant with the doctor.

What’s a Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is type of surgery that moves hair you have to fill an area with thin or no hair. Doctors have been doing these transplants in the world since the 1940s. But methods have changed a lot in recent years.

What Happens After Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant before after processes are highly curious by patients. In this blog, we have compiled what you may face in the post-operation process for you and the remedies. For detailed information on pre-processes, you can read our article titled “What Should I Do Before Hair Transplant?

Your scalp may be very sensitive after the operation. You may need to take a painkiller for a few days. Your doctor will have you wear bandages over your scalp for at least a day. They may also prescribe an antibiotic drug for you to take for a few days. Most people can return to work 4 to 6 days after the procedure.

Within 2 to 4 weeks after operation, the transplanted hair will fall out. But you should start to notice new growth within several months. Most people will see 70% of new hair growth after 9 to 12 months. Some doctors prescribe the hair-growing drug to improve hair growth after operation.

Post Operative Instructions After Hair Transplant

At Erdem Clinic, OK, we are proud to offer hair transplants because we believe people of every age should be proud of their head of hair. However, it’s important that you know what to avoid once you come home from the process.

1-Driving

Hair transplant is performed under strong anesthesia. Do not drive for the first day after hair transplant, if you have been given a sedative. Make sure you have a friend to drive you to and from your appointment.

2-Correct Sleeping

To decrease the risk of swelling, it is essential that you sleep with your head elevated for the first night after the procedure. You have to sleep like this for five days after that. Some clients find they only need to sleep with their head elevated for several days. However, that not everyone experiences swelling after hair implants. There is no reason why you can’t sleep as normal, if you don’t feel a slight pressure around your forehead.

3-Hair Wash

Hair wash is one of the most important things that can affect the result of the hair transplant. And at the clinic, every patient is taught how to wash the hair correctly.

Shampooing should be done daily to remove the crusts. 7 days after hair transplantation there should be no more traces of dried scabs on your scalp. You may start washing your hair the normal way no sooner than 2 weeks after hair transplant. If needed one can also wash the hair more than once a day post-operative. You need to keep using the special shampoo until the bottle is empty.

4- Pain Medications

Some pain can be present for a couple of days after the operation. Many patient report difficulty sleeping the first day. It is common to have more pain in the donor area than the recipient area post-operation period. Post-op process plan can be relieved with over the counter pain medications. You will get a pack of those at the center.

5-Swelling After Hair Transplant

When it comes to process that is performed using modern techniques, swelling is quite rare. It occurs more often for larger this processes where a lot of work was done to the hairline. Swelling can affect the forehead may last 4 to 6 days. Some drugs are given to reduce these symptoms.

6-Itching

Itching is a very feeling after the this operation. It may occur all over the scalp 2 weeks in post-operative period. The itchiness usually indicate that the tissue is recovering. Antihistamine pill can be used, if when it becomes very strong.

7-Healing and Recovery Process

After any operation that is performed using modern techniques the healing is rapid. Most people feel fine within a day or 3 following operation. Some numbness and mild soreness in the scalp can be expected for a few days. There will be punctate red scabs at the bottom of the transplanted hair shafts on the recipient site. Which will be visible for about 8-12 days.

Usually the patient gains his/her normal appearance within 2 weeks after operation. Slight redness might be visible post-op period. Patients who have very light complexion might experience redness for prolonged periods. Whereas those who have darker hair and skin, tend to recover faster. Recovery after a operation is a very individual procedures that also depends on the patient’s age, diet and even climate.

8-Shaving

For many patients, after hair transplant care is crucial. Especially when it about shaving. Recipient area can be shaven 30 days after the operation. Donor sites can be shaven 7 days post-op as long as the scabs in the donor aarea have cleared out.

9-Shock Loss

Shock loss starts within the first 2-5 weeks post-op period. After the 4th to 6th month, the lost grafts slowly start to re-grow. At the end of the 6th month, the re-growth rate should be around 50%. And within the 9th-month re-growth rate should be around 70%. The results of the operation should be evaluated once a year after the operation.

10-Physical Activity

Immediately in post-op period, you can start to go for a short walk. And you can start go to physical exercises that don’t make you sweat too much. You can already start actively exercising 2 weeks post-op. We recommended to take a shower shortly after sport for minimise any risk of infections.

Supplements to Avoid After Hair Transplant

Supplements that contain vitamins B,C,E and A are the best to take after this operation. Because the all supports the bodies natural hair growth enzymes whilst also helping the recovery process post-op period. Other than that, it’s recommended to stay away from certain nutrients and vitamins, which will have a blood-watering effect. These are blood-watering nutrients such as garlic, grapes, turmeric, etc.

Such as amino acids and proteins should not be taken within three days after operation. Otherwise, the hair follicles may weaken and the process may fail.

How Long After Hair Transplant are Grafts Secure?

Newly transplanted hair grafts are secure between 2 weeks following operation. In the initial days following your operation the newly transplanted grafts are vulnerable in their new location. Therefore these early days can be lost. In fact, in the first three or four weeks, shock spills. But that doesn’t mean the transaction ended negatively. It’s a natural process. Later on, a new one grows instead of the hair that falls out.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can you take vitamins after hair transplant?

You can get vitamins after the operation by consulting your doctor. The recommended time is 30 days after the operation.

When can you touch your hair after hair transplant?

The top three after treatment are crucial. We urge you not to touch your area during this time of operation. You can touch it gently three days after the operation.

How long does it take for hair transplant to heal?

The healing process takes exactly 6 to 9 months. The healthy growth of hair begins at the end of this period. So in the years to come, your hair may grow out.

How to sleep after hair transplant?

To decrease the risk of swelling, it is essential that you sleep with your head elevated for the first night after the procedure. You have to sleep like this for five days after that. Some clients find they only need to sleep with their head elevated for several days. However, that not everyone experiences swelling after hair implants. There is no reason why you can’t sleep as normal, if you don’t feel a slight pressure around your forehead.