Hair transplant surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to help you restore your appearance from hair loss. Once the procedure is performed, the recovery period plays a critical role in the surgery’s success. Here are three tips to achieve optimal results during hair transplant recovery.
Keep Physical Activity to a Minimum
It is important to keep physical activity to a minimum during hair transplant recovery. Sweating can increase the risk of infection and other complications. There may be a period of two weeks where only certain physical activities will be allowed. Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions regarding physical activity following your treatment.
Take Gentle Care of Your Hair
You may not be able to wash your hair for the first few days of hair transplant recovery. When you do get to wash your hair, there are things you can do to protect your newly implanted grafts. Instead of applying shampoo directly to your hair, put it in a cup and mix it with water. Gently pour the mixture over your head and rinse with more water using the cup. This will ensure there is no friction that can cause damage to the grafts while they heal.
During hair transplant recovery, it is important to stay elevated to minimize swelling and discomfort. You may need to sleep upright with pillows to allow blood to flow away from the scalp. During the day, you will want to avoid putting your head down or bending over for at least the first week.
Considering Hair Transplant Surgery?
Hair transplant surgery is an important decision you shouldn’t take lightly. It’s important to understand the procedure and risks to determine if it’s the best choice for you. If you’re considering this procedure, make an appointment to have a consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin C. Stong. Dr. Stong can answer any questions you have and recommend the best course of treatment to suit your hair restoration goals. Schedule a consultation today!
Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Restoration
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342