A hair transplant is a procedure where hair follicles from a predetermined area of the body, (donor site), is transferred to a balding or bald spot of the body (recipient site).
What You Should do After Your Hair Transplant
If you’re interested in undergoing a hair transplant, it is important that you understand what you can and can’t-do after the procedure. The instructions that your surgeon will give you are crucial to a successful hair transplant and fast recovery.
Here are some very important tips for you to following before and after your hair transplant procedure.
Make sure you:
- Keep the clinic’s contact details somewhere you can easily access them just in case an emergency, or unexpected symptoms arise.
- Keep the scalp dry on the day of your surgery.
- Thoroughly check and cleanse the scalp during the recovery time.
- Take proper care of your scars. Just like any surgical procedure, there will be a particular amount of itchiness and scarring when you get a hair transplant.
- Take some painkillers to help with any discomfort or pain 3 to 4 hours post-surgery.
- Have scheduled enough time off of work so that you have sufficient time to rest and recover.
- Go back to see your surgeon at his clinic two days after your hair transplant procedure. During this appointment, your surgeon will wash your hair and remove your bandages.
- Wash, shampoo and rinse your hair well on the day after the wash at the clinic to get rid of any leftover dead skin; this will allow you to thoroughly but gently clean any scabs around the grafted hairs.
- That during your follow up appointment with your surgeon you inquire about what shampoo and conditioner to use on your hair. Medici Capelli – hair replacement experts Brisbane have an extensive range of the best high-quality products for you to use.
What You Should Avoid After Your Hair Transplant
- Direct sunlight for three to four days following your procedure, particularly if your scalp is still swollen from surgery.
- Touching the treated area of your scalp on the same day your surgery is scheduled.
- Drinking alcohol for at least five days following your procedure as it can interfere with the blood supply to the head.
- Smoking for at least one whole month following your transplant surgery.
- Playing sports for at least one week after the surgery. You can go back to regular exercises with minimal exertion around the tenth day after surgery.
- Itching your scalp.
- Participating in strenuous activities that would cause excessive sweating.
- Leaning forward, bending over or blowing your nose roughly in the initial week following surgery.