These guidelines can help you with possible post-operation challenges with your head and scalp, and inform you what to expect. Follow these instructions carefully to find out how to take care for your scalp after a hair transplantation.
A patient can return to work 5 days after a hair transplantation. Returning to work for heavy-duty workers, on the other hand, should take a little longer, ideally 7-14 days.
After undergoing a hair transplantation process, a patient should protect their head from the sun for 1-2 months. Too much direct sunlight damages not only the treated scalp's surface, but also the underlying layers.
- Be careful while coughing or sneezing
It's best to keep your head up and avoid any fast movements like coughing or sneezing after surgery. Although it's unlikely that coughing a few days following your hair transplantation will harm the grafts, vigilance is advised when sneezing or coughing.
Avoid touching the newly grafted scalp.
Swimming should be avoided for two weeks following a hair transplantation to allow the grafts and the donor location to recover. The grafts are securely placed and secured beneath the scalp after two weeks, and infection should not be a worry.
Before indulging in vigorous exercise, we recommend waiting at least 10 days after hair transplantation surgery. Gentle workouts such as walking or yoga, as well as light activity, are permissible after the fourth postoperative day. Reduce the intensity of any of these exercises if you notice an increase in bleeding while doing them.
Because smoking delays healing, it is in your best interests to stop smoking one week prior to surgery and one week afterward. Nicotine tightens and constricts blood vessels, hindering recovery, which has a negative impact on the growth of new hair.
Patients should refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages for at least two weeks prior to and after their hair transplant surgery. This will allow your body to process any alcohol in your system and restore normal blood pressure.
Patients should not bend their heads for three days to have a better hair transplantation income. This way you will prevent popping out of the grafts, and bleeding of the recipient area.
We don't recommend going to the sauna, steam baths, or staying in extremely hot regions because these activities can induce excessive sweating and are just as dangerous as exercising or participating in sports. Saunas and steam baths should be avoided for the first month following a hair transplantation since they cause excessive sweating.
To avoid removing scabs and delaying the healing process, scratching should be avoided for a month. Instead of scratching your scalp with your nail, gently rub it.
For a month after the hair transplant, patients should avoid heavy perspiration to avoid damaging the implanted grafts. If the patient lives in a hot climate, it is recommended that he or she spend the first 2-3 weeks after the treatment as much as possible indoors. Avoid sexual intercourse, because sweating, especially in the first few days, can cause your grafts to shift.
You should refrain from using a helmet or headgear for a month. Wearing a helmet or headgear after the hair transplantation may harm your newly implanted hair grafts, causing you to lose your hair. It also causes sweating, which may result in a hair graft to fall out of the scalp.