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Habits to Avoid After a Hair Transplant Surgery

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Thousands of men and women undergo the trauma of hair loss each year. And there’s only one therapy which guarantees to provide better results i.e. hair transplant.

Most of us suffer from hair problems either its hair thinning or hair loss. But people who suffer from hair loss have all are have preferred hair transplant as the best treatment option for hair loss.

No doubt, everyone has some bad habits, but living an unhealthy lifestyle is a major culprit behind hair loss.

If you have decided to opt for a hair transplant procedure then definitely you have to make healthy changes to your lifestyle, have to be patient for about a year to see the full results and have to properly follow the hair transplant post-surgery care prescribed by the hair transplant surgeon.

Proper Guidance from the Hair Transplant Surgeon:

First, you have to consult a hair transplant surgeon for proper guidance that what are your hair loss treatment options. And are you eligible to opt a hair transplant or not.

Examination of your Scalp:

If you arrange an appointment with the hair transplant surgeon at the hair transplant clinic. Then the hair transplant surgeon will first examine your scalp including your donor and recipient areas. Afterwards, he will tell you the actual factor behind your hair loss, severity, and type of your hair loss.

Affirmation of your Candidacy for a Hair Transplant Surgery:

And in the end of the consultation, the hair transplant surgeon will affirm you that either you fulfill all the conditions of being a good candidate for hair transplant or not.

If you are eligible to get a hair transplant surgery then the hair transplant surgeon will recommend you a suitable hair transplant procedure according to your hair loss condition.

And he will also recommend you to follow following hair transplant post-surgery care to achieve good and safe results of a hair transplant.

Habits to Avoid After a Hair Transplant Surgery:

  1. Avoid self-medication.
  2. Keep your head elevated especially when you are sleeping.
  3. Try not to involve yourself in physical activity
  4. Don’t eat spicy food
  5. Abstain from the consumption of alcoholic or caffeinated beverages.
  6. Quit the bad habit of smoking
  7. Avoid going out in the direct Sun Exposure
  8. Try not to touch your scalp unnecessarily
  9. Avoid massaging your scalp immediate after getting a hair transplant
  10. Don’t wash your head harshly by rigorous shampooing.

1.                  Avoid self-medication:

Self-medication is strictly prohibited especially the intake of painkillers like brufen or paracetamol. The hair transplant surgeon will prescribe you certain medications that will help to reduce the discomfort after a hair transplant surgery.

So you only have to use those medications regularly so that you don’t have to feel soreness, scarring or itching after a hair transplant.

2.                  Keep your head elevated especially when you are sleeping:

After opting a hair transplant surgery, keep your head elevated at an angle of 45 degrees. You can also put two or three pillows under your neck to elevate your head.

3.                  Try not to involve yourself in physical activity:

Avoid involving yourself in all outdoor activities including exercises and sports which causes sweating like the workout in the gym, hiking, excessive walking and etc.

4.                  Don’t eat spicy food:

We are addicted to eating spicy foods but our body’s reaction to such foods can interfere with the healing process. So it’s very important to eat balanced and organic diet after getting a hair transplant surgery.

5.                  Abstain from the consumption of alcoholic or caffeinated beverages:

Try not to drink alcoholic beverages because it also can delay the recovery period and can result into a botched hair transplant.

6.                  Quit the bad habit of smoking:

Smoking not only is injurious to health but it also very much dangerous for the newly transplanted hair follicles. Because Nicotine prevents the blood to flow towards the scalp which is very important for hair growth.

And it affects the implanted hair follicles from healing in specific time. So it’s important to quit smoking at least a month after getting a hair transplant.

7.                  Avoid going out in the direct Sun Exposure:

After opting a hair transplant surgery, you will feel pain, irritation, and soreness too. But going out in the direct exposure to the sun can cause swelling. So it’s essential to wear a hat, stay indoors, or travel in a car instead of walking outside in the direct sunlight.

8.                  Try not to touch your scalp unnecessarily:

It’s normal to feel pain, itching, and irritation on your scalp after getting a hair transplant surgery but avoid touching your scalp for a couple of weeks.

Because your newly implanted hair follicles are still not settled in their new locations and can fall out or get damaged by rubbing.

9.                  Avoid massaging your scalp immediate after getting a hair transplant:

Don’t even think of a scalp massage for first almost 10 days after a hair transplant surgery. However, you can gently massage your scalp after first 10 days of a hair transplant.

10.              Don’t wash your head harshly by rigorous shampooing:

Light massage during shampooing your scalp is fine because it will help in removing the scab without damaging hair follicles.

Following some post-surgical care tips after getting a hair transplant is very important. The results of a hair transplant are dependent on your post-surgical care.

The newly implanted hair follicles need to settle into their new locations in the recipient areas. And little careless can ruin the results of your transplanted hair and provide you a botched hair transplant with a disgusting look of your scalp.

But if you properly follow, the hair transplant post-surgery care as prescribed by the hair transplant surgeon after getting a hair transplant procedure. Then you will be able to have realistic, long-lasting, safe and better results in short span of time.

Signs of a Problem:

If blood is coming out from the wounds of your scalp during a massage, after getting a hair transplant surgery. Then it’s the sign of a trouble and you should consult a hair transplant surgeon at the hair transplant clinic immediately, for further assistance.

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