Post op care after Hairtransplant procedure


Once hair transplant procedure is completed there are some precautions that need to be taken by the patient to ensure that the results are optimal.  Usually each clinic has a routine that makes the post op care easy for their clients.  This routine needs to be followed to make sure that the grafts are healed properly.

 After the hair transplant,  the patient should be careful for the first week when cleaning the scalp as the grafts are still not set in and may come out. There are special shampoos that help with the healing process.  The transplanted areas need to be shampooed gently for the first five to seven days.  Once the grafts are more settled, patient can rub the areas.  A follow up care with the hair transplant surgeon can ensure that the cleaning is done properly and it is healing well. Once the recipient area is healed then the growing process will begin. It is important to follow the instructions that are given to the patient to make sure that the healing process goes smoothly and also no problems arise.  Usually after month from the procedure, once every thing is healed the patient can return to all normal activity and cleaning routine.

The process of hair growth of the transplanted hair varies from one person to another.  But usually each hair goes through its intrinsic cycle of growth.  Depending on where in the cycle of growth the hair is, then it will gradually start to grow in.  Once the hair is transplanted, the follicles will remain under the scalp, however the hair shaft will usually detach from the hair follicle and shed with the scabs.  Within one month after hair restoration surgery much of the hair is shed.  In about three months, the hair begins to grow and continues to grow at a normal rate.  In most cases it may take up to 18 months for all the transplanted hair to grow in. About six months after hair transplant session, the transplanted hairs begin to take on a normal appearance and will continue to grow for a lifetime.  In rare cases, the hair may take up to two years to grow, but this delay is not common and is not well understand.  The donor site from which the hair was taken shrinks to a small unnoticeable incision site that is usually almost not detectable.  During this process, it is imperative that the hair transplant surgeon is available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.

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Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon