Hair transplant post operative care

Hair Transplant Post Operative careAfter a procedure, you need to take extra care of your scalp hair. There would be come precautionary measures prescribed by your doctor. You need to stick to these.Great care after a surgery is needed. You need to take great care of your hair and skin after a transplant. Pre operative care is also needed at times. You must stop using other  products and sprays almost six weeks prior to your surgery. You may be given some anti inflammatory medicines and ointments by your doctor to avoid rashes and surgery scars.Healing usually takes some time after a procedure. If care isn’t taken, the side effects of a hair transplant may damage your scalp. What to do and what not to do after a procedure is a big question. You must know answers to these questions. The doctor may ask you to use soft and big pillows under your head when you sleep after a hair restoration. When you are taking a shower after a procedure, you must wash it with a special shampoo prescribed by your doctor. You have to massage your scalp gently instead of rubbing it hard as you used to do before.

Also you need to stop dying six weeks before and after the hair transplant. After four weeks, you can dye your transplanted hair. Usually antibiotics are not needed.  You need to be very gentle towards your transplanted hair for ten days after a transplant. You have to avoid sunlight while moving outside. Cover your hair with a big hat after a transplant. Using a sun block with SPF 30 is recommended. You must also avoid exercises so that there isn’t any sweat on your scalp. You must avoid sweat on your head and lower neck. You may be given medication for redness and swelling and you must take proper dosage as prescribed by your doctor. Some soreness and dumbness may also be felt that would go away in a week after surgery. You will be given some medication for soreness and tightness. This feeling goes away in a day or two after surgery.

After ten days, you can get back to your normal shampooing, scrubbing and brushing. Also brushing or combing hard during the first week of surgery isn’t recommended. The donor area takes almost a month or even more than that to heal.  You must be careful about that too. After two to three months, hair start re-growing and hardly any numbness can be felt. Donor laxity is restored after a year or ten months.  Some Effluvium meaning shedding is also common after a hair transplant. You must not be scared of that. Some shedding of hair in the graft areas may occur. There are a number of medicines to reduce post operative effects of shedding. Finasteride is often used to present shedding after a hair transplant. Also, you must stop using gels, sprays and mousse like products for ten days after a transplant.