Hair Transplant Haircare
What Is The Best Advice To Follow After A Hair Transplant?
The days following hair transplant surgery may be difficult and discomforting. After the effects of the anaesthetic wear off, generally 3-4 hours after the operation, patients are likely to experience some pain and discomfort. The scalp may be slightly swollen and sore, and you may need to take some painkillers such as paracetamol. Expert surgeons at popular hair restoration facilities such as SHIFT Hair Transplant have the following advice for patients who have undergone a hair transplant.
Have Someone Accompany You
It is helpful to have a friend or family member accompany you after the surgery, as you may be given a sedative prior to the operation to help you to relax. The effects of this sedative will take some time to go away, and it can be dangerous for you to drive or carry out dangerous or complicated tasks during that time.
Sleep in a Slightly Upright Position
The first night after your hair transplant in Turkey, try to sleep in a semi-upright posture. Use two pillows to lift your head up, and keep doing this for the first three days after your operation. Avoid picking or touching the areas that have been grafted: although you may experience some soreness or itching, it is in your best interest not to touch these places. Rubbing or picking at them may cause the grafts to fall out before there is a chance for new hair growth.
Abstain from Smoking and Drinking
You should abstain totally from alcohol for the first two days after the hair transplant in Turkey, as alcohol dehydrates and swells the scalp. If you are a smoker, avoid smoking until one month after the surgery. Even after that, smoking can be harmful, as it can limit the blood flow to the hair follicles that are required for new hair growth. It is much better for you to give up smoking altogether.
Clean the Scabs
You can wash your hair with shampoo two days after the operation at SHIFT Hair Transplant. Washing your hair will help you to remove dead skin cells and clean up the scabs that develop around the newly grafted hairs. It will also prevent the follicles from being damaged by the scabs, which could lead to the stoppage of the growth of new hair. You should repeat the process every day for the first week after the operation, and use a balanced shampoo on the grafted as well as the donor areas.