How to Care for Your Scalp After a Hair Transplant

A successful hair graft depends on the skill of the hair surgeon and the grafting technique adopted, the quality of the patient’s grafts and the success of the transfer of the follicles from the harvesting area to the grafting area. But recovery is just as important: the weeks following a hair transplant procedure are crucial for proper hair growth. 

Regardless of the hair implant in Dubai method you choose, the risk of a failed hair transplant is limited if you take good care of your new grafts. However, learn How to Care for Your Scalp After a Hair Transplant.  And get the treatment right away!

What are the steps to follow after a hair transplant?

According to the experts at Enfield Royal Clinic, the following are the main steps to follow:

1st to 8th day

The day after the FUE hair transplant in Dubai operation, after a good morning of rest, your last appointment at the hair clinic allows your surgeon to check the bulbs, and the caregiver to apply an antiseptic, such as red Betadine. The bandage is removed and a first shampoo is done at the clinic to teach the patient the proper procedure to follow. This is how the expert hair transplant clinic in Dubai, with which Body Expert works, proceeds. 

What should be avoided?

Take a full day of rest to get rid of the sedatives administered for the local anaesthesia. 

  • If your professional activity is relatively sedentary, allow yourself two or three days of rest. 
  • If your job is more physical, a short week of rest is recommended. 
  • Do not drink a drop of alcohol for the next ten days, especially if your doctor has prescribed antibiotics. 
  • Do not smoke, at least for two to three weeks following the operation. 
  • Avoid salty and spicy foods.

What should be followed?

Follow the medication prescriptions and post-hair transplant advice given by the clinic, while avoiding aspirin, which thins the blood and can hinder proper healing. Bandages should be removed by the end of the first day after the operation. If bleeding occurs, gently tap the area with a sterile gauze pad. However, an FUE hair transplant with PRP treatment reduces the risk of infection and optimizes regrowth.

After two days

You can start cleaning the skull after two days, exactly as your doctor has instructed. Apply the product your surgeon gave you gently to the scalp to help clean the skull and reduce irritation. Rinse using a cup that you dip your fingers into and clear, warm water. Stay away from the scabs.

Following four to five days

After four to five days, you can use the designated shampoo to gently clean the operated area while taking a warm, lightly pressured shower. After a week, take a twenty-minute shower (always with lukewarm water) in the grafted region. The scratches start to come off. Do not itch them.

Additionally, keep the grafts away from any other materials. For the first two nights, sleep with your neck supported by a specific cushion in a semi-sitting position. This will stop the area around the forehead from swelling and stop the recipient area from coming into contact with the sheets. Although the recipient region can come into contact with the cushion, it is advised to place an absorbent disposable diaper on it to catch any dripping sebum.

Day 8 to 30

After you get back into your routine, the scabs start to fall off when you take your daily shower. It is banned to be outside in the sun or in the rain for the first month. During this time, itching could happen. You can apply calendula oil or aloe vera, which are anti-irritation products, to that spot on a baby’s skin. It keeps the scalp’s skin from getting overly dry by promoting healing and moisture in the implanted area.

Moreover, a healthy diet, rich in minerals and vitamins and low in fats, helps provide the hair implants with a well-oxygenated and nutritious blood supply. In case of mineral or vitamin deficiencies, you can ask your pharmacist for specific support for good hair growth, with a natural cocktail of probiotics, minerals and vitamins.

1st to 3rd month:

The implanted follicles start to fall out one month following the procedure, resembling little fluff balls. This is typical. After roughly three months, they will begin to grow anew, and your new permanent hair will emerge. Small white spots may start to show during this time before the hair grows in. 

It’s a typical response to hair development. After turning red, they will naturally widen up to accommodate the new hair. In rare circumstances, the operated area may become numb. Rest assured, this feeling will pass by the end of the second month.

Let your head breathe in all circumstances, but do not expose it to the sun’s rays, which are fatal for the baby follicles and bad for the healing of the hair restoration. Motorcycle helmets, hats and other head coverings should be avoided for the first three months to avoid damaging the grafts and compromising their proper regrowth. Do not resume any sporting activity before three months, nor swim in the sea or pool.

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