Hair wash is an important factor that will affect the final outcome of a hair transplant. Every patient is instructed how to properly wash their hair at the clinic.
Three main steps are required for a hair wash:
- Cover the transplanted area with lotion/oil/any other suitable moisturizer and leave it in this condition for between 15-30 minutes. This softens the scabs surrounding transplanted grafts. This phase aids in the removal of any dried blood and speeds up healing. The scalp should be washed in warm water after 15-30 minutes. Special medical shampoo should be used to wash the donor area and the transplanted area. Apply a small amount of the shampoo to your scalp. Do not rub. Do not rub.
- Use a towel to dry your hair after washing it. Don’t rub your hair – simply pat it gently. Use the moisturiser until the scabs are gone or the scalp feels dry. If the dry feeling persists, you can use the moisturiser between hair washes.
- To remove the scabs, shampoo should be done every day. There should be no more dried blood or scabs left on your scalp after 7-10 days. After the transplant, you can begin to wash your hair in the usual way within 14 days. You can wash your hair up to three times per day if necessary. Keep using the shampoo until it runs out.
Please ensure that your hair products do not contain silicone, perfume, or dyes if you are purchasing them for yourself.
PAIN AFFECTED BY A HAIR TRANSPLANT
A mild pain may be felt for several days following a hair transplant procedure. Some people have difficulty sleeping for the first few days after surgery. After the procedure, it is not uncommon to feel more pain in the donor than in the recipient. Over-the-counter painkillers can be used to relieve the pain after a hair transplant. The clinic will give you a bunch of them.
It is rare to experience swelling when hair transplantation is done using the Implanter Pen. This happens more frequently for larger hair transplant operations or transplants that involved a lot of work to the hairline. The swelling can occur around the eyes and forehead. It may last for two to five days and then become severe on the fourth day. To reduce swelling, Dexamethasone can be prescribed.
ITCHING AFTER HAIR RESTORATION
After a hair transplant, it is common to feel itchy. It can occur anywhere on the scalp between 7-14 days after the procedure. In most cases, it is a sign that the tissue has begun to heal. An antihistamine tablet can be taken if the tissue becomes extremely strong.
CORRECT SLEEPING POINT
It is important that you do not touch the recipient’s areas for the first week following the operation. Patients should sleep on their backs with their heads elevated on a few pillows. The pillows can reduce swelling after a hair transplant. The clinic provides a special pillow for patients to use during the first 7-10 days.
RECOVERY AND HEALING TIMES
The healing process for any hair transplantation using Implanter Pens is quick. The majority of patients feel fine within one to two days after surgery. However, mild numbness or soreness can occur for several days. The bottom of the transplanted hair shafts will show red bumps, which can be seen for approximately 7-10 days. The patient usually returns to normal within 10-14 days. After this time, you might notice a slight reddening of the skin. Patients with very pale skin may experience prolonged redness after treatment. Patients with darker hair and skin tend to heal faster. The individuality of the process is dependent on patient’s lifestyle, age, and climate.