Nov , 2022
Advice to follow after a hair transplant
Regardless of the type of hair transplant, the first week after a hair transplant operation is the most delicate period for the patient. In order to ensure a good result, here are the tips you can follow after your hair transplant.
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Taking care of the scalp after a hair transplant
After a hair transplant, it is often advised by experts in the field to wait 1 to 2 days before shampooing. Moreover, during this period, the patient can use organic shampoos. Also, massaging the grafted area in a very gentle way, taking care not to tear off the small scabs that may appear for about 7 to 10 days after the procedure, will be quite effective in caring for the scalp.
Eat healthy and alcohol-free
In order not to alter the healing process of the hair transplant, experts in the field recommend that patients who have undergone hair transplant surgery eat healthy and do not eat spicy food because the body’s reaction to this type of food will interfere. It is also strongly advised not to drink alcohol for at least 48 to 72 hours, especially if the doctor prescribes antibiotics. Also, it is necessary to avoid smoking for one month after the procedure.
Elevating the head during the nights after the hair transplant
During the first two nights after hair transplant surgery, experts advise transplant patients to sleep with their heads slightly elevated by pillows. This practice is designed to avoid swelling of the forehead and rubbing of the transplanted area on the headboard.
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Respect the recovery time after a hair transplant
In case the hair transplant was performed on the front region of the head, experts believe that a period of 2 to 3 days of total rest is essential. Depending on the patient’s professional activity, the recovery period after a hair transplant can vary. If the patient has an administrative or office activity, he or she can resume work the day after the operation if the grafted area is located in the back. If the patient’s professional activity is physical, a period of 5 to 10 days of downtime is essential.
Taking vitamins after a hair transplant
In order to see the final result and regain a beautiful hair density, the patient must wait several months. The grafts will grow and fall out like natural hair and this is normal. In order for the hair to grow as quickly as possible naturally and to allow the grafts to develop in optimal conditions, it is necessary to take care of the diet. Also, the patient can take a course of food supplements based on vitamins A, B, C and E, iron, zinc and copper in order to regrow hair more quickly.
Activities to avoid after a hair transplant
After a hair transplant, and to promote the development of the grafts, it is essential to take some precautions, namely:
- Do not use a hair dryer
- Do not expose your hair to the sun or at least not without wearing a hat or cap
- Avoid coloring, styling sprays and other chemical-based hair products until one month after the transplant
- Avoid swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms and sea baths for one month after the hair transplant
- Do not play sports for the first 7 days after the operation
- Do not wear a helmet on any bike or motorcycle for at least 3 weeks after the hair transplant.
It is necessary not to miss the post-operative follow-up appointment. After the procedure, the patient must visit the hair center where the hair transplant operation was performed several times. This is crucial in order to monitor the progress of the hair transplant.
Hair transplants are quite effective and long-lasting, and they provide a natural result and a dense hair. This operation is indicated in cases of baldness and hair loss (androgenetic alopecia, thinning areas). It is suitable for both men and women. To ensure good professional results, an appointment must be made in a specialized establishment.
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