Hair Transplant Recovery Proccess: Lifestyle And Habits

Hair Transplant Recovery Proccess: Lifestyle And Habits

May 10, 2021 by Hestanbul0
Before taking the decision to do a hair transplant surgery, few important steps, physical and mental preparations should be considered.

Generally, the first thing to look for is the best quality with the best cost In this matter, good research leads to good and well-trusted places that will ensure a safe operation and natural-looking hair in the future.

Keep in mind that the initial clinics you contact will shape your perception of the whole hair transplant operation. We advocate conducting thorough research and not being in a rush.

The consequences and needs of the pre-preparation, operational, and post-operative procedures will differ.

Many factors have an impact on the success of surgery from the start to the end of treatment. For this reason, care needs to be taken at all phases of Hair transplant.

Although a technically successful operation has been carried out, it is possible to achieve a great outcome, in accordance with the requirements on hair transplantation and the awareness of the patient.

What To Consider Through Hair Transplant Operation?

Two topics should be taken into account in order to provide you with more comprehensive information about what you should be careful about and what to anticipate after hair transplantation, such as nutrition and maintenance.


Following your surgeon’s instructions and suggestions after hair transplantation, paying attention to what you eat will assist new hair follicles to grow healthier and stronger.

During this phase, paying attention to nutrition and choosing foods that are beneficial to the hair will impact the pace of cell regeneration following the transplant operation and assist to reduce the healing period.

As a result, whatever meal you eat will have an impact on your newly implanted hair follicles. When your nutritional system lacks macronutrients and micronutrients, cell membrane dysfunction may take place. This disorder may interfere with the natural lifetime of hair strands and limit the nourishment of hair follicles, preventing hair growth.

Furthermore, hair loss may persist following a hair transplant. To have healthy hair follicles, you can change your dietary regimen using dietary products.

Important Vitamins For Hair Transplant

  1. B-Complex

    Complex vitamins such as B7 and B12, are important for hair strand structure, efficiency, and healthy development. These vitamins aid nutritional metabolism by providing nutrients to the entire body, including hair and hair follicles. After hair transplantation, patients are frequently encouraged to take B-complex vitamins and supplements for this reason.

  2. Zinc

    In situations of zinc deficiency, hair thinning can be a serious problem. Zinc supplementation after hair transplantation is crucial for this reason. Zinc is important for wound healing, collagen creation, cell proliferation, hormone balancing, vitamin absorption, and protein synthesis, among other things.

  3. Iron

    I deficiency, such as zinc deficiency, may also cause hair loss. Iron strengthens hair, enhances hair texture, and helps to transmit oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles and scalp. Thanks to this essential iron function, patients will be able to achieve success according to their expectations. Likewise, iron will boost the immune system, and the recovery period will be accelerated after hair transplant surgery.

  4. Vitamin E

    Vitamin E has antioxidant properties. Since it speeds up the recovery of damaged skin, it is advantageous for the healing of scars. After wounds in the donor and recipient areas are healed, vitamin E oil can soften the tissue and improve its quality.

  5. Vitamin C

    Plays a key role in the production of collagen, which is critical in wound healing. Also beneficial in the fight against oxidative stress, which is responsible for hair graying and hair loss.

  6. Vitamin A

Is mainly connected to the development and growth of all cells in the human body, including hair roots. Vitamin A is also important in the production of sebum, a substance similar to adipose tissue that hydrates the scalp and makes the hair healthy. Vitamin A deficiency can cause hair loss and lead to dry and itchy scalp.

Recovery and Maintenance ProcessHair-transpalnt-hestanbul-turkey-recovery

Asepsis-antisepsis rules applied to all types of microsurgical procedures are also relevant for hair transplant surgery. If hair transplantation is done sterilely and under ideal conditions, the danger of infection is quite minimal. Although the time it takes for a hair transplant to recover changes from patient to patient, it usually takes around a year. There may be some discomfort for the first night, but if you take a painkiller as advised by your doctor, you should be OK. You should rest on your back as much as possible during the first few days after a hair transplant and avoid touching the transplanted region. You will be invited to the clinic the day following your hair transplant operation to have the bandage on your neck removed and a fresh dressing applied.

In the first three days of swelling, the medicines your doctor prescribes will be enough to alleviate your complaints. In the first three days, minor bleeding may occur in the area where the hair follicles are removed and implanted as the expected outcome of the procedure.

To prevent inflammation, you should regularly use the antibiotic treatment given by your doctor without interruption for the first five days after surgery.

Alcohol should not be consumed during this process as antibiotics enter your system immediately and interact with the medications you are taking, causing negative side effects. Tobacco use may also have a negative and dangerous impact on the healing process. It would be reasonable to advise patients to refrain from smoking for at least one week following surgery.

Be Gentle While Washing Your Hair!

You can start washing your hair at the end of the first three days. For 15 days, beginning on the third day, you should wash your hair with the special lotion and shampoo that your doctor recommends.

The crusting will soften after a hair transplant and is completely washed out at the end of the 15th day. Heavy and challenging sports should be prevented at least one month after hair transplantation.

Sports activity increases heart and blood pressure leading to a cardiac rate increase that may cause bleeding of hair follicles damaging the hair follicles of micro-channels. We recommend that you remain away from exhausting and sweaty activities for at least a week. However, you do walking at low rates after 4-5 days of operation and will not be tired or sweaty not exhausted.

You should protect the area from sun rays for about two weeks after the hair transplant process. Wear a hat not too tight when you go out. You will leave behind a necessary process by the first month after hair transplant. At this point, the ‘shock hair loss’ should be discussed. Your hair will shed within weeks of a hair transplant. Most patients pass this stage, so you do not have to worry. This is because the graft enters the sleep phase by activating the graft defense mechanism due to the trauma suffered while hair follicles have been implanted.

Your seeded hair will start growing healthy, starting with a new growth cycle after 2-4 months. You will see that your planted hair gets thicker and denser after your eighth postoperative month. About a year after your hair transplant operation, your hair becomes dense and naturally looked after.

Things To Avoid Right After Hair Restoration?

  • Driving

Sometimes hair restoration is performed under severe sedation, which means they should not drive for the next 24 hours. Make sure you have got someone to drive you to and from your appointment.

  • Sleeping Styles

To reduce the risk of swelling, you must sleep with your head raised for the first seven days after treatment. Some clients find that they only need to sleep with their heads raised for a couple of days. Ensure that not everyone experiences hair implant swelling. If you do not feel a slight pressure around your forehead, there is no reason why you cannot sleep as usual.

If you find that you are experiencing mild swelling, we recommend that you convert your recliner to a temporary makeshift bed. It is not ideal, but some people find their homes much more comfortable than sleeping on top of four pillows. Aim to keep your head up to 45 degrees.

  • Medication Use

Antibiotics must be taken exactly as directed to reduce the risk of infection. Furthermore, you should not drive after taking prescription analgesics if the caution label advises against operating heavy equipment or machinery. You should also avoid taking excessive amounts of medications. At the end of the day, if the label specifies, take your prescription with a meal.
Taking certain drugs, especially painkillers, on an empty stomach may cause gastrointestinal distress.

  • Ice Treatment

It is extremely advised that you apply ice for 20 to 30 minutes right above your brows if you suffer any swelling. This is also a great way to avoid problems. Even if you do not have swelling, you might want to do this three to four days after your hair is restored.

  • Personal Hygiene

Do not wash your hair for the first 48 hours after your hair transplant. You can wash your hair gently on the third day after treatment. Do not wash your hair too aggressively on the fifth day after treatment. Also, do not blast the stream directly onto your scalp. Instead, use a cup to rinse your hair with shampoo. If you suffer from itching, you may gently apply a conditioner to your scalp.

  • Hair Dyes

    Within four weeks of your hair restoration, you cannot dye your hair. If you feel like you cannot do it for four weeks without dying your hair, do it shortly before your treatment. There are no adverse side effects associated with dying your hair shortly before your treatment for a hair transplant. Still, the harsh chemicals found in hair dye can compromise the success of the transplanted follicles.

  • Exercises

Do not engage in heavy exercise in the days following your hair transplant, this means that now is not the time to break a personal record of lifting or sprinting.

  • Drinking and Smoking

Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning that it will dehydrate you. This may prolong your recovery time and increase your risk of discomfort. It can also increase your blood pressure to an unsafe level and reduce the supply of blood and vital nutrients to your head. For the first five days after your procedure, avoid alcohol.

If you are a smoker, try to quit a few months before your hair is transplanted. Depending on your natural blood pressure, smoking may increase your blood pressure to a dangerous level. Remember, blood flow is essential to the growth of new, healthy hair. Abstain from nicotine, such as e-liquids, cigarettes, cigars, nicotine gums, and nicotine patches, for the first 31 days after your treatment.

How About Sun Exposure?

For the first two weeks after your hair transplant operation, avoid direct sunlight between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you have to go outside at that time, make sure you don’t stay out for too long. If you’re using your hair restoration as an excuse to take a vacation to recover, make sure you’re wearing sunscreen and don’t go scuba diving.

And Finally… Sexual Activities!

For the first seven days after your hair transplant, you will have to avoid sex. People often argue that sex reduces blood pressure, while it is true that regular sex helps lower blood pressure over the long term, your blood pressure and heart rate always rise during sex.
Aside from the possibility of sweating on the treatment site during sexual activity, this might interfere with the normal regeneration of scabs and raise the risk of infection.

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