MAINTENANCE AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION OPERATION
Regular maintenance after the hair transplant operation is the most important factor in the process to achieve maximum efficiency. Care and details are something that will be explained in detail by the doctor performing the operation. However, you can review general post-operative care recommendations to give you more insight and provide you with a better understanding.
CARE STARTS FROM THE BEGINNING
Hair loss is one of the problems that most individuals experience in a certain period of their lives, and many people decide to have a hair transplant to combat this problem. However, we must admit that the decision to have surgery is not easy at all. Therefore, in addition to choosing successful and experienced doctors for the operation, you need to be sure that meticulous care will be done before and after the procedure.
Take good care of your head
It would be wise to sleep with your head high for the first few nights after the operation. Sleeping in this way will reduce any pain or discomfort and aid the healing process. You should also protect your head from sunlight. Remember, even in cold and awful weather, the sun’s UV rays can cause damage. It is a good idea to wear sunscreen for two weeks after the procedure.
YOUR SHAMPOO AND CARE ROUTINE
After about two weeks, you can return to your typical shampoo and conditioning routine. However, there are rules that must be followed immediately after the procedure. These rules include washing your hair and scalp at least three times in the morning after the hair transplant operation. The next week, you should wash your hair twice a day. You have to make sure you are gentle when washing your hair. Your doctor will recommend the best shampoo to use. Since your scalp will be very sensitive during this period, standard shampoo products are not recommended. Do not apply too much pressure while massaging your head. Your doctor will take you through this routine during your aftercare meeting.
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT CRUSTS
Do not worry if you start to notice or feel crusting on your head after hair transplant operation. Post-operative crusting is completely natural. The areas where the hair is transplanted on your scalp may be slightly pink and sometimes itchy. Scabs develop in this area during the healing process, but they will fall off within a few days.
MAKE SURE TO STAY AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
After the hair transplant operation, heat is not your friend. With the FUE technique, you should avoid sweating as much as possible in the first week after hair transplantation. In addition, you should be careful not to be in extremely cold and hot environments. Do not have a hair transplant one week before visiting a place with extremely cold climate. Your body needs time to heal and recover. After the healing process is completed, you can travel anywhere you want.
LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR
Finally, when it comes to post-hair transplant care, the most important advice is to listen to your doctor. As mentioned earlier, every person is different, and that’s why it’s so important to have a comprehensive consultation and a doctor who can give you personalized aftercare advice.