Now that you’ve had a hair transplant, you are on your way to living with greater confidence. But first, you have to give yourself and your hair transplant time to recover.
Caring for your hair after a transplant is crucial to the success of your surgery. There are certain steps you need to take in order to get the best and most lasting results from the procedure. Here are some things you can expect to hear from your doctor:
Wash Hair Gently
Washing is typically not recommended within 24 hours after the hair transplant surgery. After three days, or whenever your doctor recommends, you can wash your hair gently using the cleansing formula your surgeon provided. Avoid applying pressure to the graft area.
Comb Hair Gently
When combing your new hair, avoid any kind of pulling. Do it in such a way that you do not disturb the planted roots, and use a wide-toothed comb. Just like you would comb a baby’s hair, be very gentle.
Peeling is normal during hair transplant surgery recovery. Once the flakes have fallen off and the site is healing thoroughly, you will have more freedom when it comes to combing your hair.
Stay in an Upright Position
In order to help prevent swelling, it is recommended that you sleep in a fairly upright position – keeping your head area elevated at a 45-degree angle – during the first several days after hair transplant surgery. Use pillows or a sleeping wedge to prop up your head area, and use a recliner during the day. Only when the scalp has healed should you go back to your usual sleeping habits.
Avoid Sweating and Swimming
Sports and intense work can cause you to sweat, and sweat can affect the healing of your scalp. Exposure to chlorinated water can also be harmful, especially during the first two weeks after the surgery.
You actually run the risk of losing your grafts if they’re exposed to heavy sweating or chlorine. It’s best to stay calm and comfortable for the first days after the surgery.
Sleep to Recover
Now is the time to relax and get some rest. Sleep promotes healing and encourages faster recovery, whereas stress will delay your healing process. Now that you are on your way to a fuller and thicker head of hair, wouldn’t you want to reach that goal sooner?
Hair Transplant Surgery in New Jersey
If your thinning hair is causing you to lose confidence in yourself, our compassionate hair surgery team at Iorio Hair Restoration is here for you. We have the skills and experience necessary to give you fuller and thicker hair via the revolutionary ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System. With ARTAS, you’ll experience less pain, faster recovery periods, and no scarring.
If you are interested in the most advanced system in hair transplant surgery, contact the Iorio Hair Restoration clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Iorio. Call us at (732) 780-9191 or request an appointment via our online form. We look forward to helping you achieve a fuller head of hair!