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After Hair Transplant: Your Comprehensive Postop Guideline

Patients frequently wonder if they’re doing something wrong after they get their procedure done. The post-operation process is a learning process on how to take care of your surgery area. Here is a hair transplant aftercare guideline for you to look over:

What To Do

What Not To Do

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Understanding Your Hair Transplant Recovery Timeline

The adverse effects of this surgical procedure such as redness, swelling, swelling, and itching go away within two weeks of the surgery. 3-4 weeks following the procedure, new hair starts to grow. The final result is seen 12 months after hair transplantation. To guarantee long-lasting and natural-looking outcomes, proper post-op care and following a healthy routine are necessary.

To find out more about post-operative instructions and a healthy routine, click on the link below. 

How to Manage Post Hair Transplant Swelling

After the operation, swelling is among the most seen side effects. It shows itself around the forehead and maybe down to the upper eyebrows area and it usually takes about a week to heal and deflate. Swelling, or edema, is not something to fear since it ranks quite low on the serious side effects list for a hair transplant.

You can read further about how to treat and what to use for post-surgery swelling below:

Sleeping Comfortably After Hair Transplant

To reduce post-op swelling and prevent graft dislodgment after hair transplantation, patients should sleep in a special position. They should sleep on their back at 45 degrees. You can use extra pillows for a comfortable slumber. Two weeks after the procedure, you can resume sleeping in your normal position.

But what happens if you don’t rest in the mentioned position? Let us find out together by reading this article.

Managing Shock Loss After Hair Transplant

Shock loss is the loss of transplanted hair on the donor or recipient area after the surgery. Though intimidating, hair loss is temporary and happens due to decreased blood supply during the surgery. Shock loss occurs 2-8 weeks post-op and resolves within 3-6 months. This is a normal occurrence with more than 90% prevalence. Even though shock loss is inevitable, there are ways that can stimulate a speedy hair regrowth.

What are these ways? You can learn about them by clicking the link below

Minoxidil: Enhancing Hair Growth After Transplant

To promote fast hair growth after a hair transplant surgery, you can use minoxidil in either of the following forms: Tablets, solutions, or foams. Minoxidil is not necessary after hair transplantation, but it has a huge impact on post-op hair growth. You can start using it 2 weeks after the procedure and see the results after 4 months. This product is available at affordable price ranges.

But how does minoxidil help hair growth? Are there any side effects? Click on the link below to read more and find the answers to your questions.

Finasteride: Maintaining Hair Health Post-Transplant

Finasteride is an effective complementary treatment after hair transplantation for androgenetic alopecia. It helps in post-op recovery and hair growth, especially in male patients. Finasteride can also prevent future hair loss. It may have side effects on the reproductive system, but they are temporary.

If you wonder how finasteride promotes hair growth or has better effects on men, we suggest you read the full article to get your answers. 

Long-Term Outlook: Hair Transplant After 10 Years

Hair transplant results are expected to last for a lifetime. The transplantation success rate over 10 years is 90%. In the long run, the transplanted hair is indistinguishable from preexisting hair, following the body’s aging pattern, and even becoming gray. The longevity of results depends on the doctor’s skills and the quality of aftercare.

Are you wondering how these factors are responsible? click on the link below to find the answers to all your questions.