The postoperative period after a hair graft is a recurring concern in the consultations of
, our clinic specialized in hair solutions.
We understand that the road to the recovery of healthy and abundant hair does not end at the end of the intervention; On the contrary, it is essential to follow a series of care and recommendations after the procedure.
In this post, we propose to address the most frequent questions that may arise during each stage of the postoperative period, with the aim of achieving an assured recovery and lasting results over time.
Our approach is to ensure optimal integration and hair regeneration, so that our patients feel confident and secure from the day of the intervention to the wonderful stage in which they will enjoy completely renewed hair and a significant makeover.
We invite you to continue reading to get clear and precise answers to all the doubts you may have about the postoperative period of a
Care after the hair implant
It is essential to understand the basic care that must be followed after undergoing a hair implant procedure.
After the intervention, you can almost immediately return to your usual routine, but it is important to follow a series of tips to ensure optimal recovery.
During the first two days, it is vitally important to rest and avoid any strenuous physical activity. From the third day, you can begin to gradually resume activities of daily living, although it is crucial to avoid intense physical exercise.
The hair implant is a surgical intervention performed using the micrograft technique, and usually lasts approximately 6 hours, although each patient will require a different time.
It consists of separating, preparing and implementing each graft “hair by hair” in the intervened area.
Fortunately, it is not usually a painful intervention, and subsequent cures with saline can be performed by the patient, although at Hair Solution we will perform the first clinical cures to guarantee the best result and closely monitor your postoperative period.
Below, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions presented by patients interested in performing a hair transplant:
Is the postoperative period of a hair implant uncomfortable?
During the first few nights, it is normal to experience mild discomfort in the donor area, which usually does not represent a significant complication.
In addition, it is common to observe a redness in the recipient area and a thin layer of crust covering the micrografts. This reaction is part of the natural healing process, as each of the micrografts performed needs to heal properly.
It is important not to manipulate or scratch these scabs, as this could affect the healing process and the proper integration of the grafted follicles.
Remember that each patient may experience variations in the recovery process, so it is essential to follow the recommendations and care guidelines provided by the medical specialists of our clinics.
How long does the postoperative period of a hair graft last?
As we have already mentioned, after about a week the patient can return to his usual routine, although the surgeon’s recommendations should be followed.
Recommendations after a hair transplant
After undergoing a hair transplant, it is essential to follow a series of carefully designed recommendations to ensure that the transplant is successful and lasting.
We will answer some of the most common questions users ask in our hair transplant clinics.
Are there any prohibitions?
There are no prohibitions, although it is advisable to avoid the consumption of alcohol and tobacco as they can generate alterations in blood flow that put at risk the adaptation of the grafted follicular units.
When can physical activity be resumed?
As we have already mentioned, depending on the physical activity and its intensity you have some times or others. In general, after the first week of the intervention we can resume physical activities.
How should you wash your hair?
During the first three days, after the intervention, it is recommended to avoid washing your hair.
If there are no complications, from the fourth day, you can wash using warm water and a neutral soap, avoiding excessive rubbing of the scalp.
It is important to be gentle during washing to take care of the treated area and promote proper healing.
In any case, the first washes and cures will be carried out in our clinic, at the hands of a specialist team, in our hair spa, where you will not only be treated with the greatest care but you will also have a complementary experience for your 5 senses.
Medicines and food supplements after hair transplantation
After the surgical intervention of a hair graft, a number of medications will be prescribed that must be taken in the days following the procedure.
Common medications include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and stomach protectors.
In addition, it is common to administer Finasteride and Minoxidil, which are effective when the hair follicles are still active, since they are the structures where hair growth occurs.
These drugs play a crucial role in the recovery process and favor the success of the hair transplant. It is important to strictly follow medical indications to ensure proper healing and obtain satisfactory results in hair growth.
These medications are intended to encourage and stimulate hair growth, as well as stop hair loss. Minoxidil, being a vasodilator drug, and Finasteride, acting directly on hormones, specifically against DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), the hormone that causes alopecia, manage to produce these positive effects.
It is important to remember that all medication taken needs to be prescribed by a healthcare specialist.
In addition to this medication after hair grafting, the intake of vitamins and food supplements is recommended both before and after the procedure, with the aim of improving hair nutrition.
Some of the recommended vitamins are:
- Vitamin A: Contributes to the prevention of dandruff and the regulation of sebum production in the scalp.
- Biotin: Stimulates the production of enzymes necessary for cell duplication in hair tissue and scalp.
- Vitamin C: Promotes the formation of collagen, essential for normal hair function.
- Vitamin E: Important for blood supply and oxygen absorption in the scalp.
- Zinc: Helps prevent hair loss and strengthens the hair fiber.
- Folic acid: Contributes to the keratinization of hair during its active growth phase, thus prolonging the life cycle of hair cells.
How to sleep after a graft?
The proper way to sleep after performing a hair transplant is a frequent question among patients.
It is recommended to sleep semi-incorporated, trying to avoid rubbing the follicle with any object, such as the pillow.
This position helps reduce pressure in the treated area and promotes better blood circulation in the scalp, thus contributing to proper healing and optimal growth of grafted hair.
, our commitment is your well-being and satisfaction. Follow these recommendations for a successful recovery and enjoy your revitalized hair. We are here to accompany you on this exciting journey towards a new hair image!