The care you will apply after hair transplant operations; It is an important factor that minimizes the risk of complications in the short term and affects the permanence and success of the procedure in the long term. Hair transplantation, the results of which begin to be observed after about 1 year, needs a meticulous care routine both after the procedure and after your hair starts to grow. FUE hair transplantation, which provides a comfortable healing process to patients with the advantage of being minimally invasive and is widely preferred all over the world by overshadowing traditional hair transplantation techniques, offers satisfactory results as long as you contribute to the post-operative process. In order not to waste the efforts of both your hair transplant specialist and you; Care instructions given should be followed carefully, prescribed drugs should be used regularly and recommended hair care products should not be exceeded. You can read the points you need to pay attention to in hair care after FUE hair transplantation in the continuation of my article.
Attention to the first 3 days of hair care after FUE Hair Transplantation!
Washing the hair in the first 2 days following hair transplantation is dangerous and prohibited in terms of increasing the risk of infection and damage to the procedure. For the first wash, the 3rd day of the surgery should be waited. The first washing after the operation should be performed by the health personnel. The first wash is a hands-on training with warnings about how to do the next washes. After the hair transplant surgery, you will not have the luxury of washing your hair with any shampoo. You need to perform the washing process with the medical shampoo recommended by your doctor and as described to you.
Apart from washing after FUE hair transplant surgery, another issue that you should be careful about is to protect the procedure area from the sun. In the first 3 days, when the sun is effective, it should not be spent outside as much as possible. The harmful rays of the sun can cause permanent scars on your sensitive scalp, as well as adversely affect the result of the procedure.
Why is Lotion Use Important?
In the first week of recovery after FUE hair transplant surgery, crusting occurs in small spots that can cause itching. In order to get through this process comfortably, you should use the lotion prescribed by your doctor regularly, without interruption. The recommended lotion should be applied for at least 2 weeks as often and as described by the doctor. It is expected that the crusts formed within 10 days will be shed. Shells that do not shed even after 10 days must be cleaned during washing.
In addition to the use of lotion before and after the shower, harsh movements should be avoided during washing, and especially the area where the hair transplant is made should be treated as gently as possible.
Wet hair should not be dried with a dryer after hair transplantation. High heat can damage your hair follicles. You can remove the moisture and water from your hair with a towel, without rubbing your scalp.
The lotion you will use after FUE will also be soothing for possible itching problems. For itching that is bothersome despite regular use of lotion, a doctor should be consulted.
Can Hair Shaping and Coloring Be Performed After FUE Hair Transplantation?
During the hair growth process, you are completely responsible for the safety of your hair follicles. At this stage, you need to protect your hair from all kinds of external factors. You will have to wait for a while for hair spray, hair gel, chemical hair dyes. You should not use any chemical-containing cosmetic products without consulting your doctor, especially you should wait before re-activating your first 3 old hair care routines. You should think twice when using hair care products containing harmful chemicals, which are not recommended for your natural hair, either after hair transplant surgery.