The 5 Rules Of Recovery Following A Hair Transplant
Nowadays hair loss is quickly becoming a thing of the past thanks to the borderline miraculous innovations in the field of cosmetics. Hair transplant for women who are suffering from different forms of alopecia or in the wake of an accident is a fairly common procedure that’s evolving at a quick pace. While it still cannot be considered cheap, there are numerous ladies who opt for this treatment in order to regain their beautiful mane along with their confidence and youthful appearance. However, there are certain rules that most be abided in the post-operatory phase. Let’s elaborate.
Bring an adjustable-size cap with you
You will need this for two main reasons. First of all, the new grafts are highly noticeable and you probably don’t want every Tom, Dick and Harry know you got a hair transplant. Secondly and most importantly, you need to protect the yet vulnerable grafts from damage and/or potential airborne infections.
Stick to the medication prescribed by the physician
Steroids and pain meds are often prescribed following the transplant in order to downsize swelling and alleviate bothersome local sensations. Stick to them and you will be fine.
Don’t temper with the follicles for 48+ hours
However tempted you might be to wash or style your luscious mane, you should allow the grafts to be absorbed for at least 2 days. On a side note, while you will be allowed to wash your hair after that, do it in a gentle fashion and don’t utilize a blow drier for about two-three weeks.
Refrain from touching the scabs – seriously don’t do it!
Few people can proudly say that they’re not tempted to pick the scabs, irrespective of where it forms on their body. In this case, it is particularly important to exercise patience and let the scab fall off on its own so you don’t damage the graft or the root of the implanted follicle.
Let the physician who performed the surgery remove the stitches
The stitches generally come off after 10-12 days following the hair transplant. Again, the DIY method is not recommended so take the trip to the physician’s office and let the trained professional do his job.