For best results, it is best to follow your doctors instruction rather than trying to find Internet answers.
Late washing regimen does not affect the result of surgery and cause loss of grfats or decrease viability of them .İt just causes late cleaning of transplant area .
We have our clients follow a post op regiment which include cleansing gently the second day after the procedure.
You can wash your hair gently the day after the hair transplant surgery. But most of the time, patients are afraid of washing hair will make hair grafts popping up. So in my clinic, we recommend the patients come the day after surgery, and our technicians will help patients washing their hair. After then, they can do it by themselves .
An FUE is treated just
like a regular hair transplant with regard to the recipient area, but the donor
area has open wounds which require daily washing with soap and water. Within 3
days of surgery, you can resume full activities, heavy exercises if you wish.
The recipient area requires daily washes as well to keep the recipient area
free of crusts. I generally recommend the use of a sponge and supply my patient
with a surgical sponge to fill with soapy water and press on the recipient area
daily. By repeating this daily, all crusts can be washed off without any fear
of losing grafts. IF any crust are present, use a Q tip and dip it into soapy
water, and roll it on the crusts and that will lift them off without dislodging
them, but never rub them, just roll the Q tip on the recipient crust. I like to
see no evidence of any crusting in the recipient area and the crusts from the
donor area gone in 7-10 days with daily washing. See example below of 4 days after hair transplant