Before deciding on your hair implant operation, you might want to know what will happen after hair transplant operation. The recovery process is as important as the operation itself. During this process, it is all up to you. When you follow all recommendations, you can enjoy your new hair and hairline without any problem.
Steps After Hair Transplant
We will explain the steps after hair transplant. This way, you will know most of the things you need to be careful about before the operation. Your doctor and transplant team will also inform you about post-op procedures. If you listen to their recommendation and be careful about the following things, you can significantly increase your chance of success.
You might feel mild discomfort on the 1st day. But your doctor will prescribe you pain killers to relieve the pain. It is better to rest on this day. You can spend the day at home or in your hotel room. Also, you need to avoid touching your head. After 3 days, you need to visit the clinic. In the clinic, the transplant team will show you how to wash your hair. You need to follow these instructions.
In the first week, you will get better every day. You need to avoid sexual intercourse, lifting heavy things, smoking, and alcohol consumption. There will be crusting in donor and recipient areas. This is natural and you should avoid scratching these crusts.
Your crusts will completely disappear in the first month. However, you should still be careful about your hair. You should avoid the pool and sea for about 30-45 days. After that, you need to rinse your hair with fresh water after swimming. Also, you will experience shock loss which is a normal process.
After Six Months
Aftershock loss, the newly transplanted hair will start to grow. It might take up to 6 months to see first hair growing. You need to be patient. Avoiding smoking can also help to speed this process up.
After one year, your hair will fully grow. Now, you can enjoy your new hairline and thick hair.