DRUGS BEFORE AND AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
Hair transplantation is undoubtedly one of the most sought after procedures. Hair loss can negatively affect the way a person perceives himself in many ways. The harm on mental health can even affect physical health as a result of the anxiety and stress caused by constant hair loss. So seeking treatment can make many people dream of a sweet mane.
You may not even feel tired if you put your focus on the final result. However, many people get tired because of the great details that go into the process. One of the important steps you should pay attention to is to follow the aftercare and post-operative instructions provided. It would be wrong to underestimate the postoperative care of the procedure.
Although hair transplantation is an easy surgery that does not require hospitalization and allows people to return to work within two days, it still requires significant care. Therefore, you can maximize the outcome of your surgery by doing a good research on specific details regarding the procedure and following the instructions provided.
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
You don’t have to worry about developing long-term side effects as a result of your hair transplant operation. It’s possible to develop minor complications though, but you don’t need to worry as they will resolve soon.
You may experience swelling, bleeding, itching, crust formation in the areas where the hair was removed or implanted, mostly on the scalp. You may also experience a lack of sensation in the treated areas of the scalp or in unnatural looking tufts of hair. Shock loss can also occur, which is nothing more than a temporary condition that occurs immediately after surgery and results in hair loss. More rarely, an infection may develop or the hair follicles, also known as folliculitis, may become inflamed.
To minimize preventative measures or side effects, your surgeon will prescribe some medications and even recommend you if you have developed them. It is important to do as the doctor told you to recover properly.
Below are a few types of medication your doctor may prescribe for you.
As mentioned earlier, swelling of the scalp is fairly common. The good news is that there is nothing to worry about as it is completely normal. Inflammation of the body or fluid retention can cause this, and if you start to swell, it just means your body is in the healing process.
In hair transplant surgery, many drugs are injected into the body and incisions are made, all of which can contribute to swelling. So, you can probably expect it to happen. While there are some tips you can follow to avoid or deal with it, our surgeons give some patients some tablets to minimize swelling.
These are drugs used to fight harmful bacteria. Although infection development as a result of hair transplantation operations is extremely rare, it is still a possible risk in every surgery.
Prescription is not mandatory, but in some cases surgeons may prescribe antibiotics to ensure the patient does not develop any infections. Antibiotics will be sure to take care of it. Because we provide personalized treatments, although they are not taken by everyone. It is the surgeon’s decision whether to prescribe medication according to the patient’s condition.
Another common occurrence in post-operative hair transplantation is inflammation. It develops as a result of the immune system’s response in its fight against foreign invaders in the form of bacteria or viruses. The most common reasons for their development are infection or physical injury. As with hair transplantation, body incisions can be perceived as injuries and infection can develop, although rarely, inflammation can be quite common.
As a result, you often experience pain, swelling, heat, and redness, and therefore anti-inflammatories. They help to overcome unpleasant symptoms of the body’s defense system.
Hair transplant surgery is performed under local anesthesia, so the patient does not feel any pain during the operation. However, after the surgery is over and the effects of anesthesia have passed, the patient may feel pain.
To deal with this, the surgeon provides the patient with pain relief tablets.
VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Vitamins and supplements are known to help heal wounds, strengthen the immune system and repair damaged cells, and perform other beneficial bodily functions. However, they do not need to be taken before and after hair transplantation. Not that they’re harmful in any way.
Some patients believe that taking vitamins will improve the results of the surgery. Doctors do not think it is necessary to consume vitamins or supplements in the postoperative period. However, if a person suffers from any dietary or mineral deficiencies in the body, they can consult our surgeon regarding the vitamin and supplement option.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)
The yellowish liquid medium that holds blood cells is known as plasma. Platelets are blood cells that assist in the formation of blood clots and cellular growth. PRP is not a medicine, it is actually your own blood cells.
Their injections are prepared by drawing blood from your own body and then passed through a centrifuge for platelet concentration. These are then injected into the body and may play a role in the healing process after hair transplant surgery. It can be useful in supporting treatment. Although not prescribed, our surgeons strongly recommend using PRP to improve the results of the surgery.
Anxiolytics are also known as anti-anxiety medications and are used by patients to treat or prevent anxiety disorders. It is understandable that surgery can be very stressful and anxious for many patients.
Therefore, if the patient is very worried, we use it before surgery. It helps them relax.
If a patient has high blood pressure or diabetes, they should continue to take medication instead. However, they must inform the surgeon about this.
Another drug that should be considered is sleeping pills. You should not take it before and after hair transplantation.
LOTION AND SHAMPOO
A temporary routine change that you may experience after surgery, other than medications, is the use of a special lotion and shampoo. You must use the lotion for 14 days and the shampoo until the bottle is finished. They help moisturize the skin, soften crusts for easy removal and even heal.
You should be careful not to rub your grafts hard. In fact, just touch them with your fingertips and remember not to pressurize them with hot or cold water.