What Happens After A Hair Transplant?
So, you’ve had your hair transplant, and the very exciting period of “waiting for the results” has already started. And you know that to achieve the best and the most satisfying results, this period is equally important as the quality of your hair transplant team.
After your hair transplant team did their part successfully that would make you forget how you used to look in “the good bald days”, now the stage is yours. You take the lead to protect the freshly implanted grafts until they are strong enough. This may sound like a big responsibility, but it is not, as long as you follow some simple after-care tips given by your hair transplant team. Especially the first few days after your hair transplant is very important. So, what do you need to do exactly? And when are you going to see the final results of your hair transplant?
Early days after your hair transplant
The post-operative care after your hair transplant plays an essential role in your recovery and the overall result of your hair transplant. Below you can find the most important factors you need to consider after your operation:
How should I sleep after a hair transplant?
The sleeping period may be the time when you most harm the freshly implanted grafts. Therefore, for the first night after your hair transplant, it is advised to sleep in a semi-upright position and to use one or two pillows for your back is the best way to sleep. You can also use a neck pillow to avoid pressure on your scalp.
Am I going to have pain after a hair transplant?
Everybody is different, so is their pain threshold. For most patients, the pain is tolerable that does not require medication. But even if you feel like, you cannot bear the pain, and then by taking some medication prescribed by your hair transplant surgeon, you may relieve the pain.
How am I going to wash my hair after a hair transplant?
For about 2 weeks after your hair transplant, you need to wash your head with a special shampoo that is usually given by your hair transplant team. And it would help if you were very gentle while washing and drying your head.
After FUE Hair Transplant, your scalp may get itchy, which is a very common feeling. But it is not permanent, and it usually disappears completely after 2 weeks. In the meantime, although it may be difficult at times, you should make sure that you do not scratch your recipient and donor areas. It is because if you do, you may hurt the recently implanted grafts and the success of your hair transplant.
Two weeks after your hair transplant
Usually, patients go back to their normal routines a day or two after their hair transplant. However, hair transplant patients should still follow after-care guidelines, especially in the first two weeks after a hair transplant. And after 2 weeks of the operation, most patients go back to their normal appearance, which means that the redness or any possible swelling would be minimised or go away or in 2 weeks.
And two weeks after your hair transplant, the transplanted hair will start to fall out, which may continue up until the 2 months of your post-hair transplant. That is entirely normal. As your scalp is getting ready to welcome new hair as a result of your hair transplant.
Three months after your hair transplant
Are you ready to see some actual results? Yes, after 3 months of your hair transplant, your new hair will start to grow! Yay! But still, we need to be a little more patient to see the final results.
Six months to twelve months after your hair transplant
The transplanted hair on your recipient area will start to become visible, and in twelve months, you will finally see the desired you in the mirror! And after that, you yourself may not even remember how you used to look before because you will fall in love with your new look! Accreditted by Ministry of Health and TEMOS International, MCAN Health offers safe and successful hair transplant operations in Turkey. You can have a free consultation whenever you feel that you are ready for this procedure!