Why You Shouldn’t Ditch Your Hair Transplant Check-Up Appointment
If you have made the decision to transform your appearance and boost your confidence with a hair transplant procedure, it’s vital that you follow the after-care instructions. Many patients consider the surgery as the most important part of the process, but after-care is just as important. That’s why at Longevita, we are dedicated to providing each client with access to facilities and the knowledge required to enrich and care for the hair after a hair transplant. Choosing to ignore the guidelines can lead to hair transplant failure and negatively impact the growth cycle.
This guide will highlight the importance of attending all hair transplant appointments, including the hair transplant check-up, post-surgery. We will outline the stages of post-operative care to help you understand the damage you could do to your investment.
After A Hair Transplant, You Should:
- Attend scheduled hair transplant check-ups
- Complete medication programme to avoid infection
- Follow do’s and don’ts of post-operative hair transplant
- Avoid all hair care products and do not wash your hair for the prescribed time frame
- Contact the appropriate person as soon as you notice any adverse side effects
The recovery process for hair transplant might be quicker than you anticipated. Whilst the period for full re-growth can take up to 12 months, the time you need to recover from the surgery can be quite minimal. This means that many patients have ditched their hair transplant check-up as they believe everything is going well and the pain is very minimal. The following reasons are why you must attend your check-up appointment after a hair transplant.
The Surgeon Can Assess Your Progress
Whilst the procedure is extremely safe, it is still a medical surgery and infections can occur. Trained and highly experienced doctors will be able to check the incisions and donor area to ensure the site is healing as it is supposed to.
Bleeding commonly occurs after a hair transplant and this is completely normal. It often occurs during the night following a surgical hair transplant. It is imperative to attend your hair transplant check-up to have this cleaned by a trained medical professional, due to the cleaning technique required, the sensitivity of the area and the awkward angle of self-cleaning head hair. If done improperly, the implantations can be disrupted and impact the angle of growth and the quality of the new hair. A surgeon will also be qualified to evaluate the severity of the bleeding and act accordingly.
The dressing will also need to be changed in the check-up appointment. The type of dressing that is re-applied will depend on the stage of healing and the health of the transplant site. If there is bruising, hot gauze will need to be applied. The surgeon will also be able to prescribe appropriate medication or remedies upon this assessment.
Understand The After Care Process
There are particular do’s and don’ts after a hair transplant, and these will change depending on particular circumstances (i.e. hair type) as well as the technique that was performed. Longevita are committed to explaining all after care protocols in full. This is the best way to ensure success, so it is imperative not to skip your hair transplant check-up appointment.
All aftercare instructions will be provided in post-operative hair transplant appointments. This provides patients with the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any concerns they might be happy.
Here at Longevita, we provide peace of mind at every step of the way. As a hair transplant can take up to 12 months to see the full results, we want to educate our clients, so they know what to keep an eye out for. Moreover, for the weeks that follow your procedure, it is vital you follow the instructions given in the hair transplant check-up appointment, as this can improve the success of re-growth. Ignoring aftercare protocol can lead to the hair follicles falling out, swelling, inflammation and patchy re-growth.
After Care Materials & Hair Care Products
After a hair transplant, you will be required to use products that won’t harm the donor and replantation area. We provide these products in the check-up appointment, including a lotion that is prescribed for 15 days and shampoo that is to be used for a month after a hair transplant.
A patient consultant will also take the opportunity of hair transplant appointments to explain how to use these products, as it is important that the hair grafts are not disturbed in the cleaning process. If a patient skips this appointment, they will not understand how to wash their hair properly or have the prescribed products that encourage successful growth.
Longevita are dedicated to our client base and are committed to providing successful hair transplants, regardless of their choice of surgery. We provide access to a qualified and experienced team in the UK to provide support in the rare occasion there is a complication once a patient has returned home and back to work. This is available for 12 months after surgery. Our team will also check in with our patients throughout the year of hair transplant re-growth to keep track of progress and healing. Get in touch with us to book your own hair transplant procedure or to find out what you can achieve, today!