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Post Hair Transplant Instructions

Post Hair Transplant Instructions

Hair transplantation is a small process but a very delicate one. It’s a surgery and one needs to take care more after the surgery has taken place. You need to more cautious so that you don’t get any kind of infection from the environment and the results are normal as expected. We at Revitalize will take care of our clients during the operation but at home, one needs to take care properly of himself and if there is any confusion, do call your specialists.

Sleeping and Activity

  • For the first night, sleep with your head elevated on several pillows or in a recliner chair to prevent swelling, and place a towel under your head for possible light bleeding.
  • Avoid any strenuous physical activity the first two days after your procedure to prevent increased swelling and loss or damage of grafts. After six days, you may resume moderate exercise, weight lifting, etc. After 10 days, you may resume swimming.
  • No direct sun exposure to the scalp for more than 30 minutes at a time for the first two weeks.  Wearing a hat provides adequate protection.

 

Caring for and Cleaning the Scalp

  • Your scalp will be cleaned before leaving the office on the day of your procedure. Often
    there is some slight bleeding from the back (donor site area) or top of the head for the first 24 hours. Simply apply light pressure with a clean cloth or gauze for 10 minutes.
  • Most patients return to the office the first or second day after the procedure for a hair wash. If you are not coming to the office to have your hair washed, you may gently clean it beginning on the second day until five days later as follows:
    • Wet your head in the shower with cool to warm water, pouring it over your scalp
      (top, sides, and back) using a bowl.
    • Using mild shampoo, lather it in your hands and gently pat it onto the graft areas while lightly rubbing it into other parts of the scalp, including the sides and back.
    • Gently rinse off the shampoo, then pat dry.
    • Combing is permitted on the third day as long as it is performed gently.
    • Continue this routine daily for the first five days. On the sixth day, you may begin to shower normally, letting the water hit your scalp as usual.
    • Any remaining crusts after nine days should be rubbed off. If you experience any pain or bleeding, stop and wait two more days before you begin rubbing again.  It is very important that you rub all these crusts off by two weeks.
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