Things to Consider After Hair Transplantation
Individuals who want to have a hair transplant begin to adapt themselves both physically and mentally by obtaining detailed information about hair transplantation in order to fully prepare themselves for the operation. In addition, he consults clinics to get ideas about finding the best hair transplant center. The choice of hair transplantation center to be chosen is of critical importance as it will directly affect the success rate of the operation.
Hair transplantation operation is a 3-stage process. It is divided into pre-operative, operation and post-operative. The process must be carried out meticulously, from the conditions that need to be taken into consideration before the operation until the end of the process. Even if a successful operation has been performed, options such as care, care and healthy living that the patient will show to himself and his hair should not be ignored.
So, are you wondering what you will experience in this process?
When we divide the things that need to be taken into consideration after hair transplantation into two basic headings, we come across nutrition and care. We can evaluate the process after hair transplantation under two headings.
After hair transplantation, the most basic sources that nourish the hair are nutritional values. The vitamins to be taken are important in nourishing the hair follicles and in the healing process. The increase in the renewal rate of cells with increasing nutritional values means that the post-operative period is shortened.
When not only hair follicles but also your body are deprived of protein, vitamins and minerals, the cell renewal rate slows down. This situation causes both your hair not to be nourished and disruptions in your life cycle. Hair loss continues due to this feeding behavior.
Vitamins B7 and B12 nourish hair follicles and prevent hair loss. After hair transplantation, you can meet your necessary B vitamin needs by eating red meat, white meat, avocado, banana, brown rice, eggs and nuts.
Zinc supplementation causes hair loss and serious hair thinning. This poses a serious problem. Zinc supplementation is especially recommended for people who want to have a hair transplant before hair transplantation. Chickpeas, whole grains, eggs, shrimp and fish, which are also rich in vitamin B, are foods rich in zinc.
Iron deficiency is known for its damage not only to the body but also to the hair. Iron nourishes the hair follicles and increases the amount of oxygen in the follicles. Since iron also strengthens the immune system in the body, it also increases the healing speed of hair transplantation. Foods containing high amounts of iron; red meat, liver, beans and spinach.
Not only vitamin E, but also vitamin E oil can be used. After the area from which the hair follicles were taken, known as the donor area, has healed, vitamin E oil can be used to improve tissue quality. In general, it has healing properties against skin problems. Spinach is rich in vitamin E, as are avocados, almonds, pure olive oil and iron.
Vitamin C prevents oxidative stress, hair loss, which is responsible for graying of hair, and increases the healing speed of vital wounds. Small fruits such as cabbage, brussels sprouts, kiwi, broccoli, green peppers, red peppers and grapes are rich in Vitamin C.
Vitamin A is necessary and beneficial for all cells in the body, including hair follicles. Vitamin A nourishes all cells, increases the rate of renewal and strengthens them. Vitamin A deficiency causes problems such as drying of hair follicles and itching, as well as a weakness in the immune system. Potatoes, as well as other vitamins, spinach, liver, carrots, cabbage and pumpkin are foods rich in Vitamin A.
With this type of nutrition, you will not only nourish your hair follicles but also help you create the basis for a healthy life. All your nutritional values, hormonal values and cholesterol levels will return to normal, your hair will be completely healthy and its roots will be strengthened.
Healing and Care
As with all operations, hair transplantation is an aesthetic surgery procedure that must be performed under sterile conditions. When performed in this way, the patient can continue his normal life without any risk of infection.
Critical First 10 Days After Hair Transplantation
After the hair transplantation operation, the process of growing all the hair was observed to be a 1-year process. The first recovery process after the operation begins with the dressing on the 2nd day and the complete removal of the bandage wrapped around the donor area on the 3rd day, washing the area and treating it with care creams and lotions with healing effects.
There is usually no pain felt after transplantation. If you feel pain, you should take painkillers, which are among the medicines given to you just in case. Apart from that, if your specialist deems it necessary to remove the injected fluid and the effect of local anesthesia, you can relieve edema by consuming plenty of water. You must use the antibiotics given after the operation, and it is important for your own health and the health of your hair that you do not skip them.
Sleeping only on your back for the first 10 days will ensure a more comfortable sleep and your hair will not be visible. Your comfort is ensured by providing a neck support pillow by the clinic. Since antibiotics will be used, it is recommended not to consume alcohol and to limit smoking for a week to complete the initial healing process in order for the blood to deliver clean oxygen to the hair follicles.
Day 10 Post-Shell Care
After the first 10 days of medication and itching sprays, the crust in the transplanted area is removed on the 10th day. Peeling is the process of washing the transplanted hair for the first time after hair transplantation by applying slight pressure. After the crusts fall off, the care kits given by the clinic are opened and sprays are started to be used one by one.
The shampoo should especially be natural. Today's market shampoos mostly contain too many chemicals, damaging and diluting the hair follicles. You can spend your first year with the foam and shampoos included in the care kits you can obtain from the clinic. Afterwards, you can continue to buy it regularly from the clinic or obtain paraben-free natural shampoos from pharmacies.
Heavy Sports Are Prohibited
Heavy sports should not be done for the first month. Because the micro channels opened for hair transplantation are likely to bleed due to the increase in blood pressure during sports activities. In addition, the person who has had hair transplantation should avoid activities that will make him/her tired and sweaty for the first 10 days. It is important for the person's health not to do conditioning-based sports such as football, basketball, volleyball and tennis for the first month.
Process After 1st Month
After the first month, shock loss occurs in the transplanted hair. Hair transplanted with shock loss undergoes spontaneous shedding and adapts to the texture. He should not worry about this. It is completely normal.
In this process, first of all, you should keep your morale high and not give yourself bad suggestions. You can reassure yourself by frequently sharing your questions with the patient consultants of the clinic where your hair transplant is performed.
After the shock shedding is over, the hair takes its first observable form in the 3rd month. You can observe the change in your hair follicles in the 4th and 5th months. During this process, following the clinic's instructions and being careful not to neglect your nutrition will be beneficial for strengthening your hair follicles.
When your hair reaches the 8th month, you will see that the hair follicles have thickened and their structure has formed. At the end of the 1st year, your hair will have grown completely and you will have permanent thick hair and a beautiful hair front line.