If you’re considering a hair transplant, knowing the procedure’s proper aftercare is essential, regardless of the technique you choose. A great deal of the success of your hair transplant depends on the precautions you take after the procedure. Looking after the donor area is as important as taking care of the recipient area.
Your aftercare steps are key in order for the patient’s hair transplant procedure to be successful, avoiding any rejections and ensuring strong new hair.
There are several recommendations for a successful recovery. Here are some indications to promote optimal results of your hair transplant surgery.
1. Avoid any contact with your head on the days after
Después de un trasplante, debes evitar tocar tu cabeza, así como cualquier otro contacto directo que pueda afectar tu injerto capilar. Se recomienda dormir semi-sentado y bocarriba los primeros días después del proceso.
After a hair transplant, you should avoid touching your head, as well as any other direct contact that could affect your recovery process. Sleeping in a semi-sitting position is recommended the first few days.
2. Don’t exercise in the next two weeks
As part of hair transplant aftercare, it’s important to avoid exercising the first 15 days after your procedure. This is to avoid infections that can occur due to sweating. You can exercise after this recommended period, preferably in activities that don’t produce excessive sweating.
3. Avoid direct exposure to the sun
The scalp needs to recover and heal properly, sun exposure can cause damage that can affect your hair transplant procedure.
4. Follow hair washing indications
It’s important to follow through with the indications provided by your surgeon after your hair transplant. Usually, you can wash your hair with the shampoo indicated on day three. You must not handle the zone aggressively, using jugs is recommended to avoid water pressure. The patient can resume their normal hair washing routine approximately after 30 days.
Every recovery phase requires different types of aftercare and some indications can vary. Make sure to communicate any questions to your specialist to have all the information possible for your full recovery and a successful hair growth.
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