Hair transplant aftercare is important, and something that will be explained to you thoroughly by your consultant and the doctor who carries out the surgery. To give you further insight, though, we are going to take a look at some general aftercare advice to give you a better understanding.
Our Care Starts From The Very Beginning
Hair loss is something that most individuals experience at some point in their lifetime, and a lot of people decide to have a hair transplant in order to combat this problem. Nevertheless, Longevita recognises that the decision to have surgery is by no means easy. As well as ensuring that our surgeons are accomplished and experienced, we also ensure that there is thorough care before and after the procedure. We will make sure that you know of the other options applicable to you, that you are a good candidate for hair transplant surgery, and that you are not left with any questions regarding the procedure ahead and the aftercare process.
Hair Transplant Aftercare
Now that you can be confident that we will be there for you every step of the way, giving you the help and advice needed, let’s take a look at some general aftercare tips that can assist during this period…
Take Care Of Your Head
For the first few nights after the treatment, it is wise to sleep with your head elevated. This will lessen any pain or discomfort and aid the healing process. You should also keep your head protected in terms of the sunshine. Remember, even during the cold, miserable weather, the sun’s UV rays can cause damage. Applying sunscreen two weeks after the procedure is a good idea.
Your Shampoo And Conditioning Routine
After about ten days, you can return to your typical shampoo and conditioning routine. However, immediately after the procedure, there are a few rules to follow. This includes washing your hair and scalp the morning after the surgery for a minimum of three times. For the week after, wash your hair twice a day. Make sure you are gentle. Your doctor will recommend the best shampoo to use. Standard shampoo products are not advised because your scalp is going to be very sensitive. Don’t apply too much pressure when massaging your head. Your doctor will take you through this routine during your aftercare chat.
Don’t Fret About Any Scabs
You may start panicking if you begin to notice or feel scabs on your head after the surgery. However, this is natural. The areas in your scalp whereby the hairs were implanted may be slightly pink and sometimes itchy. Scabs can, consequently, develop here, but they will fall off within a matter of days, so there is nothing to be concerned about.
Stay In Room Temperature
Heat is not your friend after a hair transplant surgery! You will want to avoid sweating as much as possible within the first week after the FUE surgery. Extreme hot temperatures and cold temperatures too for that matter must also be avoided. So, don’t get a hair transplant a week before visiting a location with an extremely cold climate. This is because your body needs time to recover and get back to how it was before, once the healing process is complete you can travel to any location you wish!
Listen To Your Doctor
Last but not least, the most important piece of advice when it comes to hair transplant aftercare is to listen to your doctor. As already mentioned, every person is different, and this is why it is so important to have a thorough consultation and a doctor who gives you personalised aftercare advice. You can be certain of this with Longevita.
Contact us today for more information
If you are considering a hair transplant, you should get in touch with Longevita. Not only do we have a team of accomplished and board-certified doctors for the procedure, but we will also make sure that each person is right for a transplant and that they are aware of all their options. We will be there for people before the treatment and afterwards as well. So, if you would like to book an appointment or you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.