Healing process

After hair transplantation

Happy birthday! The first and most important step has been taken. Your hair transplantation in Istanbul was a success and the first night in the hotel was a good one. From now on everything will be better. The most important thing now is patience – with yourself and the healing process of your scalp. Above all, however, you should absolutely follow the aftercare instructions of our hair specialist in the clinic, so that you are quickly and without complications socially acceptable again. Although hair transplantation is minimally invasive and is considered a minor procedure, complications can still occur if you are not careful in the first few days.

The following points are important for follow-up care after your own hair transplant:

The healing process
The healing process
The healing process
The healing process

The more seriously you take the aftercare and care instructions of our team of doctors, the higher the chances are that the result of your hair transplant will be optimal.

What is the best sleeping position after a hair transplant?

Try to find a stable sleeping position. This can be the lateral position, but you can also sleep on your back. Use a few soft pillows to help. This will prevent you from rolling around while you sleep. It is essential to avoid this in order not to endanger the success of the hair transplant.

Behaviour after hair transplantation - the healing process

During the first days after the operation, it is important that your scalp heals well. The shaved donor area on the back of your head will initially be slightly reddened and you will see the numerous punctures used to remove the grafts. In the days following the removal, there may also be slight bleeding and crust formation. This is normal, do not worry. When the scab heals, the bleeding also stops. This area of your scalp will calm down within a few days.
The treatment area is different. Here our hair specialist had to prepare the scalp with many small incisions to absorb the hair follicles. The blood crusts over the treatment area. From the second day onwards, the scab begins to dry. After four days the first crusts dissolve. The process up to the complete detachment can take up to 10 days. Now you are fully productive and socially acceptable again.
Since we at Garanthair work with the minimally invasive FUE method and entrust your hair transplant only to highly qualified hair specialists, there is normally no risk of visible scars forming. To ensure that you will not experience any complications, it is essential that you follow our follow-up and care instructions.

Hair care after hair transplantation

During the after-care consultation in our clinic, we equipped you with everything you need for the first time after the operation: with lots of good advice, painkillers and a lotion for hair care. With this care you can wash the donor area for the first time on the third day. From the fifth day on, you may also carefully wash the transplant area. The hair lotion supports the healing and loosening of the crusts.

Important when washing your hair in the first few weeks:

  • Do not rub hard
  • Allow warm water to flow carefully over your head
  • Use only lukewarm water for shampooing.
  • From day 8 on, massage the scab gently with your fingertips. This supports the blood circulation and thus the important, complete detachment of the crust in this area.
  • If the crust has not completely detached after day 10, wash the area with the lotion twice a day.
  • Let it soak in for a few minutes and rinse.
  • Numbness in the treatment area – no problem
  • Don’t worry if your scalp feels numb in the treatment area during the first few weeks. This is normal, especially if you have had thousands of grafts implanted. The numbness will decrease by itself over time.
  • If you feel insecure, please do not hesitate to contact our hair specialists. We are also there for you after the hair transplantation and will be happy to advise you on care products, appropriate post-operative behaviour and other issues.

When will I be fully productive and socially acceptable again?

Already on the day after the treatment, most of our patients are mentally fit again. However, it is a wise decision to give your body a few days of rest after the transplant so that it can regenerate. On the fourth day you can wear a cap or other loose headgear, provided that the crusts have healed. You can go to work and move as usual.
Ten days after the procedure you can use hair gel or hair spray and a hair dryer to dry your hair.
During the first three weeks, avoid at all costs

  • direct sunlight
  • alcohol consumption
  • smoking
  • Scraping the scalp
  • strenuous physical work
  • – stress
  • – sexual activities
  • sports
  • the romping around in your sleep – find a comfortable sleeping position for you
  • Sweat or dirt in the hair – they can disturb the healing process and lead to an infection with a lot of bad luck.
  • hair growth control
    Our doctors informed them that after about one month the implanted hair will fall out because the hair roots have suffered a lack of nutrients during the extraction. The existing hairs do not survive this. They fall out. After a certain rest period, the hair roots recover. Normally the new hairs start to grow after about 3 months and then remain intact.
    An own hair transplant is only successful if the implanted hair grows independently. If, after this waiting period, you notice that the result is not yet satisfactory, another hair transplant can be performed to fill in any gaps or increase hair density. However, this is rarely necessary. After half a year, hair growth usually adjusts and is more even in all areas. But only after 12 months does the final result of your hair transplantation become apparent, or usually only after 13 to 15 months, when the treatment has taken place on the back of the head.

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