Anyone who suffers from hair loss usually tries several remedies for the treatment of hair loss. When nothing works, one usually opts for a hair transplant. The hair transplant procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. It can be performed using the FUT or FUE techniques. The recovery is usually quick, and the results are satisfactory when performed by an experienced surgeon.
To get the best results from a hair transplant procedure, here are a few practical tips that one must follow:
A patient who has undergone the hair transplant procedure can wash his/her hair 48 hours after the surgery. One must be careful when shampooing the hair for the first week after the surgery. Shampoo should not be directly applied to the scalp. Instead, the shampoo should be mixed with water in a cup and its lather should be used for hair wash. One can normally shampoo his/her hair one week after the completion of the surgery.
Covering the head
The head should not be covered using a cap or a scarf for a minimum of three to five days after the surgery. This is because the transplanted hair needs time to become strong enough to hold its position. After five days the transplanted hair is strongly attached to the scalp and is unlikely to fall off. One can then start wearing a cap or hat if he/she wishes to.
Exercise and physical activities
Heavy exercises and physical activities should be avoided for at least two weeks after the surgery. This is the most important period for healing. Heavy strenuous activities should be avoided during this time for a quick recovery. Any form of physical activity that may cause sweating may affect the healing process. More strenuous form of exercises such as swimming or scuba diving leads to a blood rush to the scalp area thereby affecting the healing process.
Changes in Lifestyle
Some lifestyle changes need to be followed before and after the surgery to obtain the best results.
Hair dye and hair coloring can be done before the surgery, but it must be avoided for at least 4 weeks after the hair transplant procedure as the harsh chemicals used in hair dye or color negatively affects the healing process and recovery.
Smoking should be avoided for at least four weeks after the surgery. This is because smoking affects the blood flow in the body and may cause a hindrance in hair growth.
Consumption of alcohol also hampers the blood flow in the body. Therefore, one should avoid alcoholic beverages for at least five days after the surgery.
Treatment of the side effects
Like every surgical procedure, the hair transplant surgery also has certain side effects. The side effects associated with hair transplants are usually mild and must be treated as soon as they appear to avoid any future complications. It must be noted that not all patients undergoing hair transplant procedure experience side effects. Many of them have no side effects after the treatment and recover quickly.
Swelling is a common side effect seen after the hair transplant procedure. Usually, the swelling subsides a week after the surgery. Itching is another common side effect seen after the hair transplant procedure. However, one must avoid scratching the scalp after the transplant as it prevents the proper formation of scabs. Application of conditioner on the itching site can help in relieving the itching problem slightly.
A few side effects may occur due to direct exposure to the sunlight. It is recommended to avoid moving out in the sun for at least a week after the surgery. If one must venture out in the sun, it is recommended to cover the head at all times.
The solution to your hair loss problems
If you are suffering from hair loss or baldness and are looking for a hair transplant procedure, the ALCS clinic, Jaipur offers you the best hair transplant procedure at an affordable cost. Our experienced team of doctors and staff ensure you of a smooth and pain-free procedure with excellent results.