In every hair transplant procedure, the patient has a huge role to play in ensuring that they have a successful recovery. After the surgeon has done their job, there are lifestyle changes a patient must make as well as vital steps a patient must follow to ensure their scalp recovers as expected and ultimately, get the expected results.
A successful hair transplant is not merely about getting the procedure itself. It is also about the steps taken even after the procedure has been completed. All of these put together will help to ensure you achieve the desired results and the full head of hair you expected.
Here are 5 vital steps to keep in mind after you have undergone a hair transplant procedure:
Follow The Post-Op Instructions Carefully
After your hair transplant procedure, you will be given a set of detailed instructions (such as avoiding sunbathing for at least three weeks and avoiding sexual contact for at least a week), which you must follow. These instructions are the most important aspect of your recovery process and ensuring that you follow each step appropriately is vital to hair transplant success.
Be Careful During The First Month Post Procedure
You will need to make certain lifestyle changes in the first month to ensure that the recovery process is seamless. For the first month after your hair transplant, it is important that sweating is kept to a minimum. For this reason, you will be required to stay away from activities such as swimming, visits to the sauna, and heavy lifting. It is advised to avoid going to the gym during this period and avoiding any heavy exercises. You will also get hair wash products that you need to use during this period. You will receive instructions for washing your hair with these products, and you must follow these instructions for two weeks.
Eat & Sleep Well
Ever heard the phrase, ‘you are what you eat’? Well, this is the case if you have just undergone a hair transplant procedure. Eating right is vital to your recovery. It is important that you drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. Also, it is important to ensure that you are eating enough fruit and vegetables as part of your diet. Eating foods rich in vitamin B such as chicken, avocado, brown rice, eggs, and nuts can help to encourage the healing process. You should also make sure that you are eating foods rich in zinc like shrimps and fish as well as foods rich in iron like spinach, beans, and oysters. All these will contribute to a successful recovery. It is also advised to not eat salty food during the first week.
It is also vital at this time that you completely stay off alcohol and cigarettes as these have a high capacity to hinder your recovery process. Alcohol can greatly inhibit circulation and hence, can cause a negative impact on your recovery process. Eating healthy and staying away from alcohol is the best way to get healed faster. Also, remember to get at least 7 hours of sleep. Sleep is an important factor in the recovery process.
Notify Us About Your Improvements
After your hair transplant in Turkey, we will be there for you as often as you need. Going through the recovery process all by yourself is normally not the best. It is important that you keep your medical professionals close at this time to ensure that you are getting the right guidance. From time to time, you need to send us notifications on your recovery process so we can assess your progress. You may easily book your consultation with our aftercare nurse. We will measure the success of your recovery and get back to you with a medical assessment.
Be Patient For A Great Result
Patience is an important part of the recovery process. The final results are expected to be seen after approximately 1 year post-procedure. In the first three months after your hair transplant procedure, you will may also experience shock loss – this can be a concerning element for those who are experiencing this for the first time, however its s not an unusual event and the hair will grow back to provide you with the expected results. If by six months, you think you need a second session, you may return for one. But after you have completed six months, you will see up to 70% of the full coverage.
Our aftercare services are available for up to one year post-procedure. Our medical professionals will be by your side to guide you through the entire recovery process until you are happy with your results. If you are looking for a hair transplant, book a consultation with our expert team today.