Progress after hair transplant, Post op care instructions, hair growth stages
What to Do After the Hair Restoration Surgery
The night after the procedure and the next few nights you are required to sleep on two pillows to keep your head elevated. Take the pain killers provided in case of case for pain. The surgeon might prescribe antibiotics to protect against getting infection. The next morning, the bandage will be removed in the clinic and you will be fully instructed with the post-op care process. For initial healing process shampooing/hair wash will be demonstrated. On the second day, you are required to begin washing your hair in the morning and evening as demonstrated in the clinic.
You should avoid alcohol for three days following the surgery and avoid smoking for two weeks. When in strong sunlight, you should cover your head with a cap or hat for 3 months to protect it from the sun.
Most patients are able resume daily routine in one or two days after the procedure. Limited exercise can be started in the first week. You should avoid strenuous exercise for several weeks following the surgery, depending technique used for hair transplantation and the laxity of your scalp. We kindly request you come back to clinic for a one week follow-up visit, but for those who live abroad, this can be handled by phone.
What to Expect After the Hair Transplant surgery
Patients may experience some numbness, bleeding, soreness, tightness of the scalp. Swelling of the forehead, around the eyes and occurs in most patients the first 5 days. Dr Civas uses high quality solution that minimizes swelling by around 50% as compared to other clinics. Scabs that form around the transplanted grafts begin to fall off. Redness will disappear.
Healing is complete, since grafts are permanently in place. Patients experience shock loss. Transplanted hairs become detached to the follicle and start shedding off. This may confuse some patients but it is normal. The grafts enter a dormant phase.
1 -3 Months
Fine hair begins to grow, because the hairs are trying to push through the scalp when coming out or caught under the skin, patients may experience pimples, in this case, it is advisable that they apply antibiotics cream around the pimples 2 times a day or use the Cleosine T roll on.
4 -6 Months
Most patients have experienced different levels of hair growth. Hairs begin to thicken and lengthen.
Patients can see 70%-90% results of the hair transplant. They can now style their hair in different ways. Consultation is advised at this point to review the result.
Hair is fully grown and it is normal in texture thickness and density.
Note: In all these growth stages, the patient is advised to send us his/her photos for us to monitor their progress.