Will Brushing After Hair Transplant Damage The Grafts?


Hair Transplant is a surgical procedure that is done to restore the natural hairs that were lost of early hair fall. In this process, hair follicles from the baldness resistance area called as “Donor Area” are removed and are implanted onto the balding area called as “Recipient Area.” The hair grafts that are removed from donor area are usually hair follicles that have resistance to balding.

Hair Transplant is a daylong procedure and needs some necessary pre and post cautions to be taken into consideration. In the initial consultation, surgeon assesses the patient’s scalp, listens to the desires of patients and advises him the proper procedure that will produce maximum results for him/her.

Hair Transplant may not be suitable for everyone as it needs a good number of hair follicles to be available at the “Donor Area.” Anyone with early stages of hair fall is more suitable than the one who has lost a lesser amount of natural hairs from the scalp. So it is recommended to consult an expert surgeon before going into any hair transplant procedure.

After Hair Transplant Measures

After the hair transplant procedure is done, extra steps are needed to be taken to get the maximum results out of it. Here are a few critical recommendations to follow from the moment the operation is done till multiple weeks later on your quest to redeem your finishing touch.

  • Remember all the instructions given by surgeons and do act upon them.
  • Keep your scalp dry and clean for a few days.
  • Do take time to rest regularly
  • Do not overload the work for few days
  • Do not rub or scratch the head for at least 2-3 weeks after the hair transplant surgery.
  • Do ask the surgeon before applying shampoo.
  • Do not expose yourself to sunlight right after the hair transplant
  • Do not use hair oils and creams for a while

Brushing After Hair Transplant

As it is not is not recommended to rub or scratch your hairs for about 2-3 weeks after a hair transplant procedure is done. Try to avoid brushing the strands as well because it might affect the scar resulting in a delayed regrowth of the planted grafts.

In the initial days after hair transplant, extra measures should be taken to get the maximum result out of the surgery. It is better to avoid brushing and styling of hairs.

Few days after hair transplant surgery, the transplanted grafts become stronger and healthy. Therefore, brushing may not affect the grafts, but this act can hurt the scalp as it takes more time to heal.

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Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic provides free consultation before surgery to discuss and evaluate suitable treatment options for you. Surgeons at Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic are well trained and provide pre and post-treatment care options with follow up visits to keep things in check.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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