After Hair Transplant Operation
After hair transplant operation you will have a bandage on your donor part and a hairband around your forehead to avoid the swelling on your face. You will see small scabs in the recipient area and small red holes in the donor area that will heal within 15 days.
These symptoms can be reduced with ice applications, emollient lotions, or some symptomatic medicine recommended by the doctor.
You may feel
- Swelling: a swelling of the face, mostly around the eyes, is rarely seen. In this case, it is best to put some ice on the swelling area. No special medication is required. The swelling disappears spontaneously after 5 days.
- Itching: Itching is a sign of healing, and it is completely normal to feel this feeling 2-3 days after the operation. Do not scratch or pick at the cultivated area. Itching may continue for several days.
- Burning Sensation: A burning sensation may occur, especially in the donor area, 4 days after the operation. In this case, it is recommended that you only apply the moisturizing lotion three or four times a day to your donor site and wait for it to be absorbed.
On Day 1
We will provide post-operative cleaning and PRP or laser treatment at our clinic.
After cleaning, your bandage will be removed
On Day 3
You should start the post-op hair wash procedure; you might have the first hair wash in our clinic too.
We will recommend a shampoo and a lotion and describe how to wash your hair for the next 15 days.
Washing will help remove the scabs and help with the healing process.
On Days 5 through 7
Transplanted grafts will become stronger, and they won’t fall off by touching. You should avoid scratching. 4-5 days after the operation, hair in the transplanted area will start to fall out, and this will continue for 2-3 months.
After that, new permanent hair will start to grow.
On Day 15 through 30
Your appearance will become regular in 2-3 weeks.
People won’t understand that you had a hair transplantation operation.
On Month 1 through 3
Shock hair loss is experienced in this period, and then the transplanted hair starts to grow.
On Month 4 through 6
In the 4th month, the re-growth rate will increase, and within the 6th month, you will see half of the result and recognize some obvious changes.
On Month 6 through 12
Transplanted hair will continue to grow and become thicker.
On Month 12 through 18
In 12–18 months, you will see the final result of your hair transplant operation.
You will get the look of more intensive, longer, and thicker hair.
The final result will appear 12 to 15 months after the operation on the front area and 18 to 20 months on the crown area.