How to Care for your Hair Transplant Grafts

You have invested time and money in your grafts. Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure optimum results.

Please contact us first if possible if you have any urgent worries or problems. In an emergency, we do carry mobile phones and have an answering machine but if you feel you need medical assistance immediately, then please seek advice from your local GP or casualty department. However, most problems are straightforward and part of the normal healing process. Please ‘phone us during working hours on 0090 542 551 88 00 and there will be staff who can help you.

Day of Procedure.
You may wear a baseball cap or similar to go home in but Not a tight fitting or woolly hat. We will show you how to put it on but once it is in place, do not take it off again or keep adjusting it, as your scalp will still be numb from the local anesthetic and it is very easy initially to dislodge or damage grafts without realizing it. When you get home, we recommend that you remove the cap, slowly and carefully, whilst watching in the mirror.

You may need to take paracetamol or ibuprofen for the first 24-48 hours. Once the local anesthetic has worn off, your donor site is likely to feel tight and sore. You will benefit from taking the painkillers regularly, every four to six hours, for the first 24 hours or so, as this will reduce the discomfort to a minimum. You should not use drink alcohol,smoke for the first 24 hours as this “thins the blood” and may cause minor bleeding. After the procedure, you may experience slight spotting of blood from the donor site but this is not unusual and you should simply press firmly on the area for 5 minutes with the clean swabs provided.
The area planted after hair transplantation is not covered with any dressing but left exposed. During the first week after hair transplantation, accessories such as hats, bonnets, etc. should not be used. take the first 2 days and the patient should be half-fit to prevent swelling in the face area. It is also important that the patient does not bend his head for the first 1 to 2 days for any reason. In this case, the blood circulation will be downward and the region may suffer discomfort. Since hair follicles are fed with blood, any activity that will accelerate circulation should be avoided. Among these activities are sports, heavy work temposu, sexual intercourse heavy house work can be sorted.

The crusting starts from the 3rd day and starts to fall completely as soon as it is washed.
You can use twice a day antibiotics for 7 days. If you have any pain you can take one painkiller. You can use Prednol twice a day, for 3 days.We can tell you how to use the pills.

Day 1
Day One is the first morning after the procedure (i.e. approx 15 -20 hours after it is finished).
Your donor site will be a little sore. Avoid scratching or picking the crusting on your scalp. We will renew your dressing. Wherever you want, we will take action there. It takes 5 minutes. It would be better to do the operation quickly at the hotel to avoid dampness.You may get some forehead or eyebrow swelling over the next few days. This is normal and is to be expected. This can be reduced by “taking it easy.”
Day 2
Second morning you can now get your hair wet. Stand under a gentle, lukewarm shower for three minutes, letting the water soak the crusts but do not scratch or use shampoo just yet. Leave your hair to dry naturally, using your fingers to style it, dabbing gently with a soft towel. DO NOT RUB! You can do this twice a day for 3 minutes a time. Any forehead swelling will peak now and disappear over the next few days.
Day 2
Second night This is the first day you can wash your head with shampoo. Again, soak your hair for at least five minutes then put some shampoo in the palm of your hand and then gently put this on the top of your head, letting the lather run over your head and slowly moving it over the whole head. The foam will wait 15 minutes.Once a day.Leave for 15 minutes and wash off, as above.

Days 3 – 10
You should now be shampooing daily with a mild shampoo such as Neutrogena or Seba Med. You should apply the shampoo to the back or sides of the head, away from your grafts and gently work into a lather. You should then gently allow the soapy suds to run onto the grafts. Do not be tempted to pick at the crusts but don’t be surprised if some of the graft hairs come away with the loose crusts. This is perfectly normal. This should be carried out daily as this helps to speed up the healing process.

Days 11-14
The donor area should now be healing fast. Many patients find the donor site more comfortable. You should avoid heavy lifting or exercise until at least two weeks is up and only exercise fairly gently for the first four weeks.
Day 14 – Six Months
Donor area feels comfortable then it is a good time to have a haircut but not too short to begin with i.e. not less than electric clipper setting “4”. Over the next six months, the individual hairs will start growing through, getting longer each day. It is important to realize that the hair doesn’t appear “all at once” but is a gradual , random process, maximum results are achieved by 24 months. Once all the hair has grown to a reasonable length you can treat your hair normally – washing, drying, dyeing, cutting etc.
It is normal not to see any growth at all before three months and it often takes six to nine months before thick growth comes through. It is also common for the transplants to initially grow for a few weeks, then shedding later at 4 weeks, before regrowing.
We would like you to return for review at 12 months to check on growth, results and satisfaction. We can compare your before and after photos and discuss any future hair restoration requirements. This review is mandatory but if it is difficult for you to get to see us, then please keep us informed by telephone or post or email photos over.

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