HAIR TRANSPLANT AFTER CARE
A successful hair transplant surgery is based on how well the follicles are transferred from the harvesting location to the grafting area. In that process, the patient's grafts quality, chosen grafting technique, and the surgeon's skills are factors influencing the success.
Nonetheless, the success is also influenced by the after care on first weeks after a hair transplant treatment. Taking the most appropriate care of your new grafts is pertinent to maintain the success of hair transplant treatment.
Therefore, it is essential to follow post-operative advise given by your doctors. In order for your new grafts to develop properly, giving utmost care is necessary as the new grafts are delicate. Together with self-will and patience, you can maximize the hair transplant treatment results.
This is a general aftercare guide will help your achieve your desired results, a successful hair loss treatment or hair restoration. This guide is for every types of hair transplant treatment including male or female, hair or beard, micro, etc.
WHAT TO DO
How to sleep after hair transplant? For the first 7 days, or while you still experience swelling, elevate your head when you are sleeping.
What medication to use after hair transplant? Most probably your doctor will already give you any medication need it. But do ask your doctor which medication is safe to take.
How to reduce swelling after hair transplant? Apply ice just above eyebrows
How to wash my hair after hair transplant? Be extremely gentle when washing your hair for the first 5 days. Avoid any kind of hard scrubbing, including blasting water stream from shower.
How to wash my hair? Apply conditioner gently to relieve itchiness.
What to expect after hair transplant? Around 2 - 4 weeks after your hair transplant, it is normal for some hair to fall and it is part of the process. Your hair will regrow within three months approximately.
Avoid vigorous exercise or activities that may cause sweating for at least 2 weeks after the procedure. This can help prevent infection and swelling.
Avoid exposing the transplant site to direct sunlight for at least 2 weeks. Wear a hat or use an umbrella to protect your scalp from the sun.
Avoid washing your hair for the first 48 hours after the procedure. After this time, you can gently wash your hair with a mild shampoo, avoiding the transplanted area as much as possible.
Avoid using hair styling products, such as hair sprays or gels, for at least 2 weeks after the procedure.
Avoid picking or scratching at the transplant site. This can cause damage to the transplanted hair follicles and increase the risk of infection.
Avoid smoking or consuming alcohol for at least 2 weeks after the procedure. These substances can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications.
WHAT NOT TO DO
Actions To Take Following A Hair Transplant
1st to 8th day
The day after the FUE hair transplant 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 Turkey, with which Body Expert works, proceeds. Take a full day of rest to get rid of the sedatives administered for the local anesthesia. 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.
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 begin to clean the skull, following precisely the instructions given by your doctor. Gently apply the product provided by your surgeon to the scalp, which both cleanses the skull and relieves itching. Rinse with clear warm water, using a cup in which you dip your fingers. Do not touch the scabs. Several times a day, you can spray the implanted area with a mister (Evian type mister). After four-five days, you can put your head under a warm shower with moderate pressure and use the special shampoo to clean the operated area, always very gently. After one week, shower the grafted area for about twenty minutes, always with lukewarm water. The scabs start to fall off. Do not scratch them.
Avoid any contact of the grafts with any other material. To sleep, adopt a semi-sitting position for the first two nights and use a special pillow to support your neck. This will prevent the forehead area from swelling and will avoid any contact of the recipient area with the sheets. The recipient area can be in contact with the pillow, but it is recommended to put an absorbent disposable diaper on it, in order to absorb the sebum oozing from the scars.
To prevent swelling of the epidermis above the eyebrows, which usually appears on the 3rd or 4th day after the operation, apply a washcloth filled with ice cubes to the forehead area. You can also wear a foam headband on the forehead to prevent the swelling from going down into the eyes.
Sexual activity is not allowed during the first 10-15 days to avoid an increase in the temperature of the cranial epidermis, which is harmful to the proper regrowth of the grafts.
Day 8 to 30
Once you have resumed your normal rhythm of life, the scabs begin to disappear under your daily shower. During the first month, all exposure to the sun is forbidden, as well as to the rain. Itching may occur during this period. Calendula oil and/or aloe vera, an anti-irritation product for babies’ skin, can be applied to the area. It helps the healing and hydration of the implanted area, preventing the skin of the scalp from becoming too dry.
All aggressive hair products, gels, lacquers, waxes or colorings are forbidden, as well as the use of combs or brushes. A successful hair transplant is also determined by a strict maintenance of the hair after the operation. Argan, sesame or coconut oil can help nourish the scalp, and mild shampoos made from natural ingredients are preferred. 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:
One month after the operation, the implanted follicles, like tiny fluff, begin to fall out. This is normal. They will then start to grow again, and your new permanent hair will appear after about three months. During this time, small white spots may appear before the hair arrives. This is a normal reaction to hair growth, not an infectious pimple. They will turn red and then open up on their own, making room for the new hair. In some cases, a sensation of numbness may take over the operated area. Don’t worry, this sensation will disappear at 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 transplant. 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.
*NOTE: The results of a hair transplant are really visible after eight to twelve months.
Frequently asked questions after a hair transplant
The Mossi London
The Mossi Hair Loss Shampoo prevents hair loss when used regularly. It is created with natural extracts has an extremely cleansing effect on hair follicles and barba. It has a formula enriched with Biotin, Aloe Vera, Panthenol and many other important vitamins, extracts and minerals for your hair health and treatments.
Procapil is the most effective scientific substance in the world developed against hair loss problem. In its content prevents the formation of harmful substances in hair follicles by reducing DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) hormone which is the main cause of the hair loss.
Thanks to Saw Palmetto, it prevents hair loss. Saw Palmetto suppresses the DHT hormone which is scientifically proven to cause the genetic hair loss.
It nourishes the hair from root to tip with its natural herb extracts, vitamins, minerals and active cleaning substances.
It makes the hair more vibrant, shiny and thick.
How to use: Apply The Mossi Hair Loss Shampoo to wet hair. Leave it for two minutes then thorougly rinse it. It can be used right after the transplantation once a day or once every two days for better result.
Ozonized Hair Oil Complex
Ozone is the most powerful natural disinfectant known in nature. It accelerates the healing process of wound healing by increasing the oxygen concentration in the lesions. Because of Ozonized Hair Oil Complex’s cell renewal feature, hair production resumes from the follicles present in this region. It helps to increase and nourish the cells in the hair follicles. Thus, the hair appear more vibrant and smooth.
Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin C provide the necessary vitamins for healthy scalp
Thanks to of St. John’s Worth, Argan and Arnica Montana oils for helping to repair hair scalp
Jojoba, Almond, Sesame oils help to stregthen and regrowth of hair
Tea Tree and Sage Oil help to fight dandruff problem
Thanks to ozonized oil for inactivating bacteria, fungal infections (tinea barbae) also speed up the healing process by stimulating blood circulation.
How to use: Apply Ozonized Hair Oil Complex 9-10 pumps three times a week. Gently massage your hair until it is completely absorbed by the scalp. Leave it on the scalp for 40-50 minutes and rinse. It is recomended to use with The Mossi Hair Loss Shampoo.
After Hair Transplantation: If you have had a hair transplantation, Ozonized Hair Oil Complex should be used 1 month after the procedure.
Ozonized Oil Serum Complex
The Mossi Ozonized Oil Serum Complex is applied to the transplantation region after hair transplant operation to help the deformed regions quickly heal. It enhances its antioxidant activity. It provides treatment support for blotchy skin with acne.
It helps to heal and reduce the sensitivity of skin after hair transplantation.
It provides support for increasing skin elasticity.
It supports activation of skin collagen tissue.
It helps to reduce of the existing wrinkles and prevents the formation of the new wrinkles.
It helps to healing of lesions on the skin.
How to use: Take 4-5 pumps and gently apply the serum to your skin with either your fingertips or palms. Then, wait 15-20 minutes for the serum to fully absorb into your skin and rinse it.
After Hair Transplantation: If you doctor does not recommend it elsewhere, apply it locally to the problematic area (Donor area) right after the transplantation once a day or once every two days for better result. Take 4-5 pumps and apply directly on to your scalp. Gently massege your scalp using your fingertips for absorption. Do not rinse at least 15-20 minutes. It can be used in the same way 15 days after transplantation all over the scalp as well.
The Mossi Hair Vitamin
120 Mouth Soluble Tablets
The orodispersible tablet form is rapidly absorbed through the oral cavity, larynx and gastric region, thus allowing for increased bioavailability.
The Mossi Hair Vitamin orodispersible tablet does not only slow down hair loss in women and men, but also encourages the growth of new hair follicles.
It also supports glowing skin and healthy nails.
If you have had a hair transplantation, The Mossi Hair Vitamin helps to better nourishing the transplanted hair follicles and increasing the quality of growth hair by increasing the blood circulation in scalp.
How to use: It is recommended to take two tablets per day on a full stomach. Dissolve in the mouth or swallow with water.
After hair transplantation: It can be used as supplement therapy after hair transplantation. The Mossi Hair Vitamin should be used 10 days after hair transplantation.
The Mossi Hair Loss Therapy Serum
With this new generation product developed at The Mossi London Laboratories, you are now very close to getting rid of your hair problems. Its high content which is developed to revive and restore your fragile hair that contains Procapil, Biotin, Caffeine, Arginine, Vitamin complex and natural plant extracts will help you win the battle against hair loss.
Prevents hair loss: Protects hair follicles against toxical effects of DHT hence helping strengthen the hair in its anagen phasis and stop hair loss.
Increases the hair density: Puts off the regular ageing of cells. Increases vitality at cellular level.
Provides excellent results after hair transplantation: Supports the treatment after the hair transplantation, helps the grafts hold and heal faster.
How to use:
Remove the cover of bottle and replace to plastic dropper. Move the dermaroller gently on the clean scalp 5 minutes right and left. The serum should be distributed on the scalp. You should massage to scalp circularly by fingers to let serum absorb totally. Please ask your required dosage to your dermatologist. If your dermatologist has not recommended otherwise, use 3-4 drops of serum once every two days. The serum should remain on the scalp for 2 days without rinsing. It is reapplied to clean scalp after 2 days in the same way.
*Clean your dermaroller and dropper with alcohol after all applications.
After Hair Transplantation: If you have had a hair transplantation, flacon serum should be used 1 month after the procedure.