The hair transplant recovery process is a process that needs attention and affects the success of the treatment. After the treatment, all patients must follow the advice given to them. Hair transplant treatment is one of the most effective solutions for hair loss and baldness problems. Avoid situations that will negatively affect this success.
You will always be in touch with WestModern Clinic during the hair transplant recovery process. After operating, you can visit our clinic for all other post-operative procedures, including the first hair wash.
What Is Hair Transplant Recovery Process?
Our patients must be careful and protect the transplanted area during this process. Hair transplant recovery day by day is explained to you by your doctor with visuals. Thus, it aims to form an idea about what awaits you during the recovery process after the operation.
Within the scope of the hair transplant recovery period, some general conditions will await all our patients. However, in some people, the healing process may be slightly different.
Here are the hair transplant recovery stages and things to consider after treatment:
1- Hair Transplant First 1-3 Days
After the hair transplant treatment, edema occurs in the forehead and nose area between the first 24-48 hours. Such complications are usually a normal process seen in many patients. If the edema in the forehead or nose area is causing pain, then you can take the painkillers recommended by your specialist.
The first three days after the operation may be a little painful. However, at the end of the third day, the edema will have decreased and the healing process will have started completely.
2- Hair Transplant Recovery Process: After 2-4 Weeks
It is normal to see redness and swelling in the first two weeks after the operation. But all these symptoms will not be very severe. By the end of the third week, swelling and redness will have disappeared entirely.
Reaching the last stages of recovery in the first month is possible. The healing process is about to end, and the transplanted hair follicles will gradually grow.
3- Hair Transplant Recovery Process : After 2-3 Months
The hair begins to grow in the first two months after the operation. The hair will look weak and unnatural. During this period, it is possible to encounter thin-stranded and fast-breaking hair. This is only the first stage of hair growth, which takes months.
You must stop smoking and alcohol consumption for three months after hair transplant treatment. You are expected to have stopped smoking and alcohol consumption at least one week before the treatment. Otherwise, the healing and hair growth process may be interrupted. Likewise, you should avoid activities damaging the scalp during the first three months.
4- Hair Transplant: After 6-12 Months
Six months after the hair transplant treatment, it can be easily observed that the hair grows. In some of our patients, full hair growth was also observed in this process. However, it is ideal that the treatment is completed in one year in order for the hair to regain its natural appearance. By the 12th month, the hair is fully extended and a natural hair appearance is achieved.
The first six months and one year are essential for hair transplant treatment. In this process, our patients must be careful. Some details need to be considered in order to get faster results and increase the success rate of the treatment.
Things to Consider in the Hair Transplant Recovery Process
Our patients need to be careful about some conditions after hair transplant treatment. For the treatment to be successful and for a quality and comfortable healing process, you must follow the recommendations of your specialist physician.
Here are some of the recommendations we at WestModern Clinic offer to our patients after hair transplant treatment:
- Heavy physical activity should be avoided for the first three days after treatment. Likewise, it is essential to take a break from alcohol, cigarettes and caffeinated beverages.
- It is also essential that the hair transplant area is protected. It is necessary to avoid hitting this area.
- During the first three days, the scalp should not come into direct contact with the sun’s rays.
- It is also important to avoid swimming in the sea or pool to reduce the risk of infection.
- Instead of showering in hot or cold water, you must shower with lukewarm water.