What not to do after your hair transplant procedure?


Your hair transplant procedure is over, and there’s a lot to be done to ensure the best experience possible. But, unfortunately, there’s also a lot that can go wrong if you follow the wrong advice or do anything that could hurt your grafts — especially during the first five days after your procedure.

Here’s a list of things you shouldn’t do after your hair transplant procedure to maintain your healing process in perfect shape.

Touching Or 4 The Scalp Tissue

After surgery, it’s tempting to touch or massage the graft sites on your head. However, this can damage your newly transplanted hair and cause scarring at the donor site. It also increases the risk of infection and even permanent hair loss if you react to an anesthetic or other medications used during surgery.

Washing Your Grafts

One of the first things patients want to do after surgery is washing their hair. However, washing your hair too soon after a transplant can cause your new grafts to come loose and fall out. It’s best to wait at least five days before washing your hair so that it can heal properly. On the other hand, if you need to wash your hair after this period has passed, use a mild shampoo and conditioner that won’t irritate your scalp or cause any irritation on other parts of your body.

Styling Or Putting Materials In Your Hair

If you must style your hair, use a wide-tooth comb and be gentle. You should also avoid putting anything into your newly transplanted hair, such as gel, wax, or hairspray. These products can cause damage to the follicles and leave behind residue that could lead to infection or problems.

Raising Your Blood Pressure

While taking blood pressure medication is okay after the procedure, it is crucial that you don’t raise your blood pressure by doing something strenuous like jogging or lifting weights for at least six weeks after the procedure. This refrain will help ensure that there aren’t any complications from the surgery, such as bleeding from any incisions or swelling around the transplanted follicles, which can lead to infection in some cases.

Key Takeaway

Following the advice outlined above will allow you to get through your transplantation procedure with minimal discomfort or difficulty. After the first five days of your hair transplant procedure, it’s time to relax, recover, and enjoy the new look you’ve worked so hard to get.

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