6 Steps to Reduce Risk of Infection after Hair Transplant

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Although there are minimal infections and irregularities after the Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplantation, one should not ignore the possible risks in order to get the maximum benefits from the procedure.

An infection after the surgery can influence the outcomes of hair transplant surgery, in term of shock loss or unsatisfactory results. Trichologists in Dubai prescribe some antibiotics and provide aftercare instructions to avoid any unfavorable condition after the hair transplant surgery.

The medications and prescriptions alone are not enough to reduce the chances of infections after the surgery and taking aftercare instructions seriously is the key to overcome them. Surgeons at Hair Transplant Dubai clinic make sure to provide you with the detailed list of aftercare instructions which you need to follow properly in order to prevent your scalp from infections.

Here are some easy ways to avoid the risks of infections after the hair transplant surgery.

Avoid strenuous exercises

Avoid taking parts in strenuous tasks, sports, bodybuilding and tough physical activities that cause the person to sweat, and the bacteria or virus that come with sweats increases the chances of infections at the newly operated areas of the skin. So, it is recommended to avoid hard physical activities for a few days after the treatment.

Take regular prescription medicines

Your surgeon would definitely prescribe some pain management drugs and antibiotics for some days after the procedure. It is important to take a full course of that medication in an order to heal quickly without getting any infections from the procedure.

Avoid scratching

The hair transplantation procedure would tend to create some crusting on the scalp’s skin, with the formation of numerous scabs on your scalp. This will develop an urge to scratch your scalp and touch the wounds unnecessarily. Although the scabs get removed within 10 to 15 days after the procedure, in order to minimize their discomfort, you should apply the prescribed ointment gently.

Wash your scalp regularly

While the immediate showers after the hair transplant surgery should be avoided, keeping the scalp neat and clean is equally important to avoid the development of dirt particles, dandruff, and itches on the scalp. You would be able to wash your scalp with a suitable shampoo at least after 2 weeks of the surgery.

Keep it clean

As stated above, cleanliness is an important factor in order to avoid unwanted events after the hair transplant surgery. Avoid touching your scalp with dirty hands as this can lead to infections.

Be watchful

After your procedure, monitor your progress daily and get your scalp examined after a regular certain period. In the meanwhile, if you come across any of the side effects, immediately consult with your surgeon so that you can easily overcome that in time.

If you are suffering from hair loss and looking for the remedies that help you regrow your hair, then consulting an expert hair transplant surgeon is type best option. The surgeon will be able to talk to you in every perspective of hair loss and suggest you the treatment that is best suited for your particular condition. Fill in the below to book a free consultation at Hair Transplant Dubai clinic.


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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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