Your journey to restoring a full head of hair doesn’t end with hair transplant surgery. Your hair transplant surgeon may have done a fine job, but hair transplant aftercare is your responsibility. That means it is up to you to maintain your results.
The hair replacement specialists at Trichogenics Hair Restoration Center are committed to ensuring you achieve great hair transplant results. We offer comprehensive hair transplant aftercare tips to ensure optimal results.
Here is the complete guide to taking care of your new hair!
Hair Transplant Aftercare Includes Taking Medications
Your hair replacement specialist will discuss the medications to take after surgery. They typically prescribe the following:
Oral antibiotics - These will help your body to fend off infections.
Corticosteroids - To assist in the reduction of swelling.
Paracetamol, Acetaminophen or Naproxen - To relieve pain.
Be sure to take them as per your hair transplant surgeon’s instructions.
Rest is an Essential Part of Hair Transplant Aftercare
Whenever you rest, your body goes into a reparative mode, thus speeding up the healing process. It's best to sleep with your head on several pillows or a recliner chair for the first three nights. Be sure to place a towel under your head if there's bleeding.
It's also important to avoid sex and strenuous activities for a few days. Sexual activity is not allowed during the first 10-15 days to prevent an increase in the temperature of the cranial epidermis, which is harmful to the proper regrowth of the grafts.
Your hair transplant surgeon or a team member will spray the transplanted area with a post-operative solution every hour on the day following the procedure.
How soon can you self-wash? You’ll have to wait until day two, and you must exercise caution when you do so. Here are some tips:
Gently apply panthenol spray or cream to the transplanted area and leave it on for 15 minutes.
Rinse using low pressure and lukewarm water
Softly dab the foaming shampoo on the transplanted and donor areas and leave it on for two minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and gently pat to dry.
Keep Your Scalp Clean
To avoid infections, you should limit your exposure to dirt, dust, and bacteria. Additionally, you should refrain from scratching or touching the transplanted area for two weeks following the procedure.
Peeling is an inevitable part of the healing process, but it may also be uncomfortable and make you feel self-conscious. To combat this, leave the panthenol application on for an extra five minutes daily from day four to nine. Also, be sure to use the post-operative solution daily to relieve itching and speed up the healing of the graft areas.
By day 10, you should be able to gently remove the scabs in the shower, but there may be some resistant ones. Leave those for another day. After day 10, you may use your favorite gentle shampoo.
Hair Transplant Aftercare Tips and Support are Available at Trichogenics
It’s up to you to maintain your hair transplant surgeon’s handiwork but rest assured that you can rely on the support from Trichogenics Hair Restoration Center following your procedure. We’re a hair transplant clinic led by hair restoration surgeons and brothers, Drs. Asi Israel and Eric L. Peretz. They – and the rest of the team – will provide tips to sustain your natural-looking hair transplant. Schedule a consultation with us today!