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After Hair Transplant Surgery :Things To Take Into Consideration

Updated on April 8, 2011

Post Surgery Preparations

After making decision to have a hair transplant surgery, you're probably going to think about the post operation plans. Perhaps you can't wait to see the respond of your friends and relatives regarding your new full head of hair appearance. 

But in the meantime, you are required to undergo the surgery and then take care to make sure the success of your hair transplant.

In order for your hair transplant areas to restore themselves you need to avoid the sunlight. Your skin will become very sensitive as the result of the surgery. So, you'll help the wounds on your scalp to heal quicker by protecting it well.

Your initial step is to get or purchase a hat. It doesn't matter what type of hat you choose, all you need is to make sure that the hat is fairly loose fitting. This is to prevent it from scraping with the new  hair transplant grafts. You aren't required to put up with this for long. When several weeks have passed, you may replace your cap with sunscreen. Choose the sunscreen that has at least 30 SPF.

You should allow enough blood flow to the hair transplant areas in order for them to heal faster. In the night, you can maintain enough blood flow to your head by sleeping on pillows to lift your head. You may use your usual pillows to do this or if you want a better result you may purchase a wedge-shaped pillows. These pillows are specially designed for this purpose.

But on the opposite, you should notice that you don't want too much blood flow. So you should take a great deal amount of time for rest after having a hair transplant surgery. You should avoid to engage in any activities that demand lots of physical strength. Because if you do that, the blood flow will be overwhelmed and may cause bleeding in the hair transplant areas.

Post Op FUE Hairline (12 Months )

Handling The New Transplant Hair

Your doctor may recommend and guide you on how to clean your hair after transplant surgery. You'll likely to be given a special shampoo and specific instructions to follow.

You'll also be told when to use the shampoo. You should follow his guide as precise as possible. You are required to clean it gently but thoroughly.

You'll be instructed to rinse your hair several times a day at first. Just follow the instruction and make sure you don't ruin the hair transplant site by rubbing or scratching it.

You are likely to be required by your doctor to visit him a week after surgery for a check of your transplants. You need to attend the appointment on time, so you'll have plenty of time to ask questions about how to care for your hair or other questions that may have appeared during your post operation experience.

You may ask the doctor when you'll be ready to comb the new hair of yours. Perhaps you'll be surprised at how soon you can start combing it. Then, your doctor may setup other schedules for check-ups, you must do everything you can to attend these check-ups.

It may seem as if you are required to handle your new hair very careful at first, and yes you should. It would be a complete waste of time and money having your hair transplant surgery and then not follow your doctor's instructions or handle it with good care.

But however, soon you'll be treating your new hair just as you treated your original hair that once was there.


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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

      Hair loss

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      Edan Barak 

      7 years ago

      I had been in this profession of Hair Transplantation for a long time and I have been researching about the remedies of the after effects of the surgery. This post is a lot of help to me. Thanks a lot.

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      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Good information about how to handle your hair restoration after surgery.

      Your readers may also be interested in checking out my related hubs... about my personal experience receiving a hair transplant. I have one specifically focused on the "care and feeding of a new transplant"


      Keep on hubbing!


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