Post-Op Instructions after hair transplant

Post operative instructions after hair transplantA hair transplant from Aakruthi Hair Transplant Centre will help you get back to your normal lifestyle with confidence. Our expertise in using your own hair ensures that the colour and texture of the transplanted hair will be exactly the same as your existing hair.

So your Hair transplant session is over and you have got the first spark of a new crop of hair. That’s sounds great!!

But wait, there are a few more things you need to do. And that is proper care of your new crop of hairs to get the best possible outcome.

  • MEDICATIONS: After the hair transplant surgery, you will be prescribed anti-inflammatory medication which you need to take as per the surgeon’s advice. This is done to control swelling and bruising and eventually eliminate it.
  • SLEEPING: You need to sleep with your head elevated on pillows. You can also use cold compresses to ease the discomfort of swelling or bruising.
  • HAIR WASHING: Do not wash your hair for the first 24 hours following your hair transplant surgery. Later you can proceed with regular washing. Regular washing of the hair is important after the surgery. You need to follow strictly the instructions given by the transplant surgeon so as to not disturb the grafts violently. Regular shampooing is important because it helps remove dirt, blood, oil, and scabs from the recipient area. You should use a proper shampoo and the crusts will normally be gone within a few days to a week at the most.
  • PROPER HYGEINE: You need to maintain proper hygiene around you to help prevent infection, and promote smoothly the normal shedding of the transplanted hairs that occurs before they begin their new, relocated growth phase.
  • SCABS: Scabs may form at the graft sites. Avoid vigorous rubbing or scratching as the fingernails may dislodge these grafts, which may cause mild bleeding or loss of one or more hairs. Also keep the recipient and donor areas moist with a spray-on saline solution as they help promote their healing and then help the scabs fall off faster.
  • STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES: Strenuous activities should be avoided for the first few days after the surgery since a slight ejection of the implants from the scalp during vigorous exercise may occur. Also, exercise stimulates blood flow to the scalp and may lead to bleeding around the transplants.

The above care is needed for about five to ten days following your surgery. After that, you can get back to your normal life activities. You can wash, cut, perm, style and colour your own naturally growing, redistributed hair. You can also engage in any activity such as swimming, working out, or playing sports with confidence. Your transplanted hair is permanent, and once it begins to grow, it will grow for a lifetime