Having a hair transplant is a great way to restore lost hair and regain your confidence. However, the success of the transplant and the health of your newly transplanted hairs hinges on proper recovery.
Below are some tips to help ensure that you have a successful transplant recovery:
1. Use Proper Hygiene
One of the most important steps in hair transplant recovery is to maintain cleanliness and use the proper hygiene products for your scalp. Make sure to gently shampoo your head twice-a-day and use of a light oil or moisturizer.
2. Avoid Sun Exposure
It is important to avoid sun exposure for the first few weeks after your surgery. Sun rays can damage the newly transplanted hairs, leading to inadequate growth. Make sure to wear a hat or scarf when outdoors.
3. Avoid Intense Workouts
Intense physical activity (e.g. running, weightlifting, etc.) should be avoided for at least 4-6 weeks following your surgery. This is important to protect the newly transplanted follicles from being disturbed or damaged.
4. Get Adequate Sleep
Make sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep per night and to take naps throughout the day if possible. This will help to minimize stress, which can have a negative effect on your recovery.
5. Avoid Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs
Using alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs should be avoided during hair transplant recovery to ensure that your scalp gets the necessary oxygen and nutrients for healthy hair growth.
By following the above tips, you can ensure that you have a successful transplant recovery and restored hair growth. It is also important to make sure to follow the advice of your healthcare provider to ensure the best outcome.