Hair transplant care day-wise for recovery after surgery

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If you have had hair transplant surgery or are planning to get one, you might have many questions about the healing process after surgery. It is essential to take good care of your scalp post-op. Proper care ensures quick healing with the best results and also prevents complications.

Here’s everything you need to know about day-to-day post-hair transplant care for recovery. 

The First Two Days

After your hair transplant, you will have a bandage covered on your donor area. You will start to feel mild pain once the anesthesia effects are gone. Bleeding and having more pain in the donor area than the recipient areas are expected after the procedure on the first two days.

Here are some points to take care of after two days of surgery:

  • Rest up: After the surgery, it is necessary to rest and take care of yourself. Take off from your work and rest properly. Give your body time to heal. 
  • Sleep Position: Pay attention to the position you sleep in; it is important. Prop up your head with pillows while resting or sleeping to help reduce swelling. Keep your head elevated to avoid disturbing the transplanted and donor areas.
  • Prescribed Meds: Your doctor will most likely prescribe medicine to reduce pain and prevent any possibility of infection.
  • Meals: Eat healthy, light meals for the first two days to ensure proper healing. Avoid eating spicy or junk food.

Day Three to Six

On day three, you will have an appointment with your doctor to remove the bandages from the donor area and wash your hair. A unique solution will be used on the donor area to soften the dried blood. Then, your hair will be washed to remove the scabbling in the recipient area.

Care for days three to six includes:

  • Protection: Now that your bandages are removed and dried blood is gone, protecting your head from environmental damage becomes vital. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Cover your head with the provided headcover. Remember to avoid wearing tight headwear as it can interrupt the implants.
  • Rest: While the bandages are probably removed, you must rest to speed up the healing process. Avoid physical activities and heavy lifting.
  • Sleep Position: After bandage removal, your head becomes even more prone to disturbing the healing process. Your sleep position should be the same as the first two days.
  • Follow Instructions: Your doctor will give you specific advice on how to heal quickly the following day. Prescribe medicines and care should be eaten. Make sure to follow them for the best results.

Day Seven to Fourteen

The recovery after day seven can be quick and may surprise you. The crusting will be entirely removed, and you will probably see the healthy transplanted hair follicles in the first week. However, protecting and caring are still important.

Some critical care are as follows:

  • Hair Wash: After the first week after surgery, you should be able to wash your hair on your own. It is important to use baby shampoo and be gentle while you wash your hair to avoid damaging the grafts. Don’t wash your head directly under the shower head. 
  • Gentle Care: Avoid hard movements, scratching, or rubbing the transplanted area, as these can interrupt the healing process. Don’t use styling appliances such as blow dryers and hair straighteners. 
  • Antibiotic Therapy: Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infections and ensure a smooth recovery. It is necessary to follow a doctor’s prescription to achieve the desired result and quick recovery.
  • Back to Work: You can return to work after a week of your hair transplant. Make sure you wear headwear that protects you from environmental damage.
  • Food: You can start eating your regular meals; just make sure to eat healthy foods that promote hair growth.
  • Sleep Position: After a week of the procedure, you can sleep on your side. However, avoid placing direct pressure on the transplanted hair area.

After Fifteen Days

After fifteen days of hair transplant, newly implanted grafts are secured. You will be able to see a faint hairline forming. You can notice hair shedding after 2-3 weeks of the surgery, which is normal.

  • Hair Wash: You can wash or comb your hair normally 15 days post-hair transplant procedure.
  • Head Care: You can lightly scratch or dab your head (if needed) after hair restoration surgery.
  • Headwear: You still need to carry headwear for 3-4 weeks when you go directly in the sun.

Final Word

In conclusion, post-hair transplant care is crucial. If you are considering hair transplant surgery in Delhi, contact us. We at Evolved Clinics provide a proper guide to post-op care and will be with you until you see the desired results.

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