Hair after hair transplant

 

Hair after hair transplant can have a lot of complexities that need to be taken care of. If proper care is not taken, it could result in further complications that can reverse the progress made through the transplant in the first place. Let’s look at some of the things that one has to follow:

Washing

To stay clean one has to wash hair after hair transplant. And one of the most common questions that arise after a transplant is how it should be done. One of the major problems that patients face after is dry scabs of blood around the area where grafting has been done. To counter this, a lotion is applied to the head and left for 20-30 minutes so that those scabs are softened. After that, the head is washed with a special, medicated shampoo. There should be no rubbing as it can result in injuries. After thoroughly washing the head, it should be patted dry with a paper towel. No rubbing here, again. Two more precautionary measures should be taken: the water should be warm and no pressure should be applied on the scalp throughout the process. Although it’s recommended that one should not shampoo daily, here the case is a bit different. One should shampoo the transplanted scalp daily so that the scabs are removed entirely. This should be done daily until all the scabs are gotten rid of. But if someone has to use their products, it needs to be ensured that they don’t contain any fragrance or silicone.

The Resulting Pain And Itching

Usually, hair after hair transplant has some pain. And it is felt more in the recipient area than in the donor area. A lot of people can’t sleep properly as well due to this pain. But the good news is that this can be countered by medicine prescribed by professionals. Itching is another possible aftereffect. Usually it lasts from one to two weeks. This happens because the tissues are undergoing a recovery process. Sometimes the itching is too strong and for that medication is available.

Sleeping Properly

Hair after hair transplant can become problematic also because one cannot sleep properly. It’s because the transplanted areas are recovering and there are a few guidelines that patients can follow to stay safe. First of all, one should sleep on one’s back. Secondly, the head should be elevated with the help of some pillows so that swelling is contained. There are special pillows available for this purpose.

Shedding

One does not need to panic if hair after hair transplant is falling off. That is a process necessary for the transplant to work in the right. The transplanted grafts fall off which allows new ones to form and grow. Normally, human beings shed fifty to a hundred hairs per day. But there is a big difference between normal shedding and shedding after a transplant. Shedding after transplant is the body’s response to the trauma. This process could start after the very first week of the transplant but could also start after five weeks of the procedure. The hair fall after a transplant is also known as Shock Loss. But it is not permanent, despite what your panic might suggest. It is a temporary process that stops once new ones start forming. One can minimize these shedding using different methods that include medications. For instance, the timing of the procedure is of utmost importance. A lot of people opt for the operation when their shedding is at its peak. This makes them look even thinner than they were before the operation. Therefore, it is important to know which stage of hair loss one is at to avoid any complications later on.