Post hair transplant care is an important topic that patients undergoing hair transplant surgery must know and diligently follow.

Bandage around her head

All patients who have undergone strip hair transplantation usually leave our hair transplantation center with a bandage around their head. The bandage is only used to support the newly closed donor wound on the back of the scalp. Patients receive a prescription for painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs for the first few days after the operation. During the first night after trapianto di capelli turchia , the patient must be careful not to rub or scratch the transplanted area. All patients are advised to rest and avoid heavy physical exercise for the first few days.

These patients must come back the day after the operation for a medical examination and hair wash. During this first visit, the bandage will be removed and the donor wound and transplanted hair will be assessed. The donor and recipient areas need to be washed very carefully while the patient is taught how to wash them at home on the second to fourth day after the hair transplant. Hair washing after a hair transplant must be done twice a day using a special method to minimize the chances of removing the grafts. Patients ask if they can avoid washing their hair for the first few days to avoid damaging the grafts. The answer is no”. Hair washing is an important step in hair transplant care that guarantees the normal growth of the transplanted hair follicle grafts.

Physical activities

We have some restrictions on the activities of patients after hair transplant. Some clinics recommend very strict rules for physical activity. It is preferred that the patient maintain their normal daily activities with some minor limitations. The activities that increase the tension of the wound edges in the donor area should be avoided in the first four weeks after the operation. These activities are: extreme neck bending and heavy weight lifting.

Hair transplant patients must go to the hair transplant clinic again on the 10th day after the hair transplant to remove the staples (for patients who have undergone strip surgery and the donor has been closed with metal staples) and reassess the donor and recipient area. For patients who have their donor closed with absorbable sutures, it is recommended to see each other in ten days to assess the health of the recipient and donor area, including patients with FUE, eyebrow hair transplant, hair transplant repair, or body hair transplant. All follow-up visits are included in the initial hair transplant cost and patients are not charged for follow-up visits.

Transplantation of the follicular unit

Patients undergoing hair restoration surgery should avoid direct sunlight on the recipient area for approximately six months after follicular unit transplantation. Extreme and direct sunlight can damage the growing grafts. Sun exposure can also cause skin color changes.

The final follow-up appointment for post-hair transplant care is between ten and eleven months after the hair transplant operation, when the transplanted hair has reached its final thickness and length. At the last session, Dr. Parsa Mohebi examines the transplanted hair grafts and assesses the final size and condition of the donor scar. This visit is a good time for patients who want to consider repeat surgery to increase hair density or to cover the areas that were not fully covered in the first hair transplant due to limited scalp laxity or extensive bald area. All patients who plan to have repeat surgery do not have to wait that long and repeat surgery can be performed anytime after the 5th month after the first hair transplant.

Hair restoration patients should be seen as needed in addition to the above visits for a variety of reasons, and a great patient-doctor relationship is an important part of the success of hair restoration procedures at US hair restoration clinics.

Author Parsa Mohebi, MD

dr Parsa Mohebi is the Medical Director of US Hair Restoration. His goal in hair transplantation is to restore the natural hair style using the most modern surgical procedures. He completed his internship at the University of North Dakota, followed by residency in surgery at the University of New Mexico and York Hospital.

The research project focused

dr Mohebi did research on wound healing and hair growth at the Department of Surgical Sciences at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.  hair transplant turkey The research project focused on hair growth and growth factors and gene therapy to improve wound healing. He is passionate about creating the most natural hairlines, the potential for scarless surgery, and surgical scar revision techniques. dr Mohebi is the author of the Hair Hair Restoration Blog.