Hair Transplant Aftercare Tips
5 Tips To Follow After Your Hair Transplant
Transplanting of hair seems to be the only permanently effective option for those suffering from balding or thinning hair. However, transplantation is not the be-all and end-all of the treatment process. Aftercare is important as well. Even after undergoing this type of surgery at popular hair restoration clinics such as SHIFT Hair Transplant, there are risks of side effects or problems. Read on for five tips on how to take care of hair after your hair transplantation.
Keep your Scalp Dry on the First Day
This is especially important, as it takes the skin on the scalp 24 hours to heal properly after the surgery. Try to avoid heavy activities that can cause you to sweat excessively and damage the newly grafted hair.
Shampoo your Hair Gently
A day after the initial washing of your scalp at the clinic, apply shampoo to your scalp to get rid of any dead skin. This will also help to clean the scabs around the hair follicles that your surgeon has grafted. When the scabs are clean, they will be unable to damage the hair follicles and impede the growth of new hair. Consult your surgeon on the best shampoo brand to use on the grafted hair as well as the donor hair areas.
Avoid Scratching or Rubbing
Do not scratch or rub the scalp for at least 2-3 weeks after the surgery, and sleep with care. Keep your head significantly elevated from your body while lying down to avoid damage to the newly implanted follicles after grafting. If you feel discomfort, you can apply a topical antibiotic cream after consulting your surgeon.
Avoid External Damage
Try to avoid heavy exercise or strenuous activities for at least the first two to three weeks after your hair transplant in Turkey. Abstain from drinking alcohol or smoking for a minimum of three weeks after surgery. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for about four to six weeks. It is wise to put on a loose-fitting cap in the first days after surgery.
Take care of nutrition
You should maintain a nutritious diet which is rich in vitamins and essential nutrients. Make sure you also consume enough water. Do not use any dyes, colouring agents or chemicals for a minimum of four to five weeks. In particular, avoid eating anything that you are allergic to, otherwise, you may end up scratching or rubbing the sensitive recipient area. It is important to control your levels of stress and anxiety for the first few weeks after the transplantation.